All posts by Jim Dvorak

Managing Director of SOEC since 2005. Veteran of the Southern California automotive scene. Involvement with Saleen dates back to the mid 1990s.

SALEEN PERFORMANCE PARTS RELOCATES MANUFACTURING

CALIFORNIA FIRM RELOCATES TO ROUND ROCK, CREATING 150 JOBS
Saleen Performance Parts is a maker and distributor of a broad array of aftermarket automotive performance and restyling parts

ROUND ROCK, TX (October 7, 2020) — Chamber of Commerce officials on Wednesday announced the relocation of a manufacturing firm from Southern California to Round Rock, a move expected to create 150 jobs.

Officials at Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county economic development initiative, said Saleen Performance Parts will relocate its manufacturing operations to Central Texas. The company is a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of a broad array of aftermarket automotive performance and restyling parts. The manufacturing operations being relocated include plastic injection and advanced composites manufacturing that service house brands including Saleen Performance Parts, 3dCarbon and Xenon in addition to contract manufacturing for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and specialty equipment products.

“We are excited to welcome the Saleen Performance Parts headquarters to Round Rock,” Austin Chamber/Opportunity Austin Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Charisse Bodisch said in a prepared statement. “Saleen Performance Parts’ decision to invest in the region will expand our growing automotive industry, leverage local assets like Circuit Of The Americas, and bring jobs during a time we need them most.”

Added Saleen Performance Parts President Molly Saleen: “After a multi-year nationwide search, we are excited to expand our parts manufacturing to Central Texas. “As a domestic manufacturer, we have unique criteria that needed to be met in our site selection including community participation, and we feel that the Austin area meets all of our requirements to match our current growth and business operations.”

The company will occupy a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing and office space located at 900 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Building 3 in Round Rock. It is projected to add more than 150 manufacturing-related jobs over the next several years and has future plans for expansion.

“We are proud to welcome Saleen Performance Parts to Round Rock,” Round Rock Chamber President and CEO Jason Ball. “We congratulate them on a great decision for their company and their team. Our partnership with Opportunity Austin, and a city supportive of business growth, continue to bring new employers to Round Rock.”

As a relocation project, the company expects to invest directly in facilities, industry 4.0 manufacturing technologies and specialized career training and advancement as an ongoing discipline, officials explained. Saleen Performance Parts operations are estimated to create a more than $45 million direct and induced local economic benefit in the first few years as reported by an independent economic firm, officials added.

About Opportunity Austin

Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as a comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 total jobs to the Austin region.

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[Source: Austin Chamber]

SALEEN UNVEILS 2021 “BIG OLY” BRONCO CONCEPT

SALEEN UNVEILS 2021 “BIG OLY” INSPIRED BRONCO CONCEPT

AVAILABLE SOON

The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling endurance races in the world, pitting man and machine against mother nature. To win the race is a feat, to win it twice a monumental accomplishment. One vehicle in particular, “Big Oly,” piloted by Parnelli Jones, conquered the course twice in back to back victories, and has become one of the most well known and respected off-road vehicles of all time.

With the release of the new Ford Bronco, Saleen Automotive is proud to present the Saleen Big Oly Bronco. This homage vehicle not only wears a livery reminiscent of the original, but will also host numerous performance features you’ve come to expect from Saleen.

“With the popularity of off-roading, it makes perfect sense to further our off-road lineup with the Saleen Bronco.” Steve Saleen, CEO, Saleen Automotive

2021 Saleen Bronco "Concept"
2021 Saleen Bronco “Concept”

FEATURES

• Saleen front bumper with Integrated LED Light Array and forged carbon skid plate
• Saleen Grille surround in forged carbon with Baja Blue accent color
• Saleen Design composite front fenders with integrated forged carbon fender vent
• Saleen Power Hood
• Dual A-Pillar mount LED driving light
• Roof Mount Pro 8 light bar
• Saleen rocker panel guards
• Body Color removable roof with Saleen Design modular roof rack
• Saleen Design composite rear fenders and quarter panel
• Saleen adjustable rear roof spoiler
• Saleen rear tire carrier and rear bumper
• ‘Big Oly’ inspired winning livery with Olympia insignia and Baja Blue accent.

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[Source: Saleen Automotive]

1990 SALEEN MUSTANG (90-0201) POPS UP IN SWEDEN

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang Saleen
Registration number: PBB506
Year of manufacture: 1990
Meter indication (km): 72000 Km
Gearbox: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Maintenance: Full dokumentation
Vecicle status: Avställd (2017-09-30)
Road worthiness test: 2017-06-01
Inspection period: 2018-08-31 OBS: Bilen kommer att vara besiktad innan försäljning
https://psauction.com/

90-0201 Saleen Mustang
90-0201 Saleen Mustang

Have any questions about the item?
Pelle Holmström
per.holmstrom@ps.se
+46771101100

  • Ford Mustang Saleen
  • Current meter position 72000 Km
  • engine type: approx. engine 302 HO
  • Horsepower: 220
  • Body type hatchback
  • Number of doors: 2

The car will be inspected before the sale / auction ends.

The Ford Mustang Foxbody was manufactured between 1987 and 1993.

This is a Genuine Ford Mustang GT Saleen, 1990 a total of 256 pieces were made of 171 Hatchback, all are numbered with id tag and this is car no. 203, info at eg. https://soec.org/vehicle/mustang/

Original radio missing.

Elasticated top of door pockets a little soft.

Some parts are exchanged, for example. air filters, exhaust systems and light inserts, however, all original parts are still in good condition and included with the car.

The car is in un-renovated and in very good condition, full documentation from day 1, bought new by a Swedish who later took the car home as moving goods. Original manuals and sales brochure etc (it comes with a whole cover with various info and receipts).

More info in the files included.

All bids are binding and the service fee is charged on all items. The item is sold as is, with basic description, and NOT TESTED by the auction firm unless otherwise specified in the object description. The object description is done with the best of our knowledge but not binding in detail.

PLEASE NOTE! Any pallet and pallet accessories seen in the picture are not included unless otherwise stated in the description.

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FINAL YEAR S302 (12-0001) BY REVSTONE APPEARS IN POLAND

The 2012 model year marked the final S302 Mustangs from Saleen Performance Vehicles (SPV) / Revstone. This Red Candy Metallic coupe was a special order model featuring optional equipment, such as:

  • Ford HID lighting
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Ford glass roof
  • Saleen 14″ front brake upgrade

Originally produced with Saleen charcoal seating and interior appointments, after export to Poland, 12-0001 was outfitted with a custom red leather interior.

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[Source: Otomoto]

FIRST YEAR SALEEN XP (98-0028X) HITS BaT AUCTION

BaT Essentials
Lot #31171
Seller: carsfromgary
Location: Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545
Chassis: 1FMZU35P5WZB18340
23k Miles Indicated
Supercharged 5.0L V8
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
All-Wheel Drive
Toreador Red over Tan Leather Recaro Seats
18″ Wheels w/Pirelli Tires
Saleen Body Kit, Hood, Front Brakes
Window Sticker
Clean Carfax Report
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
Additional Charges From This Dealer: USD $0

1998 Saleen XP Explorer

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

This 1998 Ford Explorer is #28 of fewer than 300 equipped with the Saleen XP8 package, and was acquired by the selling dealer in 2020 after 21 years with its original owner in New Jersey. Power is from a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 linked to a four-speed automatic transmission and a full-time all-wheel-drive system. The truck is finished in red with gold wheels and features a Saleen body kit as well as Recaro front seats in tan leather. This XP8 is offered with a clean Carfax report and a clean Pennsylvania title.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

The body wears Toreador Red paint and is fitted with a Phil Frank-designed aero kit including a front valance, side skirts, door cladding, and bumper covers as well as a rear spoiler. Also featured are an optional Saleen Design hood, fog lights, and silver grille inserts. A touched-up scratch is noted on the hood.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

Gold-finished 18″ Saleen wheels are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires. Saleen-tuned suspension was lowered by approximately 2″ when compared to a stock Explorer, and was fitted with N2 shocks and sway bars from Saleen Racecraft when new. Disc brakes are equipped at all four wheels and include Saleen four-piston calipers over 13″ rotors up front.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

The cabin features tan leather upholstery over optional Recaro front sport seats featuring partial power adjustment. Matching carpets are protected by black coco mats. Equipment includes power windows and locks as well as a Mach CD/cassette stereo with rear-seat audio controls and a subwoofer in the cargo area.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

A leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel features cruise control buttons and frames gray Saleen instrumentation with gold lettering. The 120-mph speedometer houses a six-digit mechanical odometer reading approximately 23k miles.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is fitted with a Saleen air intake and was rated at 286 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque when new. An oil change was performed in preparation for the sale.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

A four-speed automatic transmission routes power to all four wheels through a single-speed transfer case. Borla mufflers and tailpipes were fitted when new.

1998 Saleen XP Explorer
1998 Saleen XP Explorer

The window sticker shows stock components, Saleen equipment, and additional options for a $52,228 list price.

The April 2020 Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration with one owner in New Jersey between 1998 and 2019.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-ford-explorer/

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[Source: Bring a Trailer]

2020 SALEEN CLUB OF AMERICA NATIONALS: JULY 29 – AUG. 3, 2020

The 2020 edition of the SCOA Nationals is going to be held in Lake Geneva, WI.

The Feature Car will be all serial #01 and #001 and the event will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network, benefiting 170 children’s hospitals throughout the USA.

Host Hotel is the Lake Lawn Resort and they are taking reservations now. Call 1-800-338-5253 and reference “Saleen Club of America Nationals” for the group rates.

Venue / Host Hotel: Lake Lawn Resort
Venue Phone: 800-338-5253
Venue Website: https://www.lakelawnresort.com/

Address:
2400 Geneva St, Delavan, Wisconsin, 53115, United States

Description:
Along two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline, Lake Lawn Resort is the ultimate destination for year-round leisure getaways, family retreats, weddings, and group meetings. Since our doors first opened over 140 years ago, our beautiful resort and historic grounds are the picturesque backdrop for memory making year after year.

We are a full-service resort with a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service and accommodations to our guests. We have 271 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms with many different layouts and the latest refinements, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a private balcony or patio. Lake Lawn Resort offers more recreation, dining, and amenities than ever before. See our Amenities Page for a complete list.

Our impressive lineup of resort offerings includes an 18-hole championship golf course, boat and water sport rentals, two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool, a 170 slip marina, and a fitness center. And for those who prefer to relax and unwind, our Calladora Spa offers facials, massages and salon services. We have three on-site restaurants, including our casual Lookout Bar & Eatery with indoor and patio dining, the Isle of Capri, which proudly serves Starbucks coffee, Wisconsin-made Cedar Crest Ice Cream, stone-fired pizzas and more, and wine and dine in our Frontier Restaurant and Fireside Lounge, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Unlike other Wisconsin properties, Lake Lawn Resort is just 90 minutes from Chicago, within minutes from Milwaukee, Madison, and Rockford, and located just outside of Lake Geneva.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
* 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Early Bird Dinner @ Popeye’s on the Lake
https://www.popeyeslkg.com/

Thursday, July 30, 2020
* 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | SCOA Golf Tournament or Lake Day or Six Flags
* 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Pizza Bash – Chicago Style @ the resort

Friday, July 31, 2020
* 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Cruise to Kettle Moraine State Park or Volo Auto Museum (TBD) and lunch
* 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Fish Fry

Saturday, August 1, 2020
* 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | SCOA National Show @ Lake Lawn Resort

Sunday, August 2, 2020
* 8:00 AM | Family Free Day – more lake time or Six Flags

Monday, August 3, 2020
* 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM | MVP Track Time @ Autobahn Country Club
http://www.mvptracktime.com/id92.html

More Details:
https://www.saleenclubofamerica.com/events/17th-annual-saleen-club-of-america-nationals/

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[Source: Saleen Club of America]