89-0031 SSC BaT


BaT Essentials
Lot #191
Location: Portland, Oregon
VIN: 1FABP41E1KF237060
1,083 miles
Never registered
Fully documented
Excellent condition throughout
100% original
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

1989 Ford Mustang Saleen SSC

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Front

This 1989 Saleen SSC Mustang is chassis #031 of the 161 SSCs built and has just under 1,100 original miles with comprehensive paperwork from new. Sold with a large binder full of documentation including original sales order, correspondence between buyer, dealer and Saleen, photos of the build process and much more, it’s essentially a brand-new car and remains in excellent, untouched condition throughout. Still registered on its original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin or MSO certificate, the car is one of our favorites of any Saleen ever built.

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Rear

Many professionally taken photos show the car in great detail throughout. Built as an unofficial tribute car for the Mustang’s 25th anniversary, SSC stood for Saleen Super Car and modifications were more than skin deep, though a good-looking, Saleen-designed bodykit and Dynamic Performance wheels were standard fit. The seller has verified that all paint is all original using a paint gauge.

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Interior

Inside, FloFit leather seats and matching door panels wear yellow and light gray trim that complements the exterior stripe scheme. A Momo Montecarlo replaces the bulky Ford OEM airbag steering wheel but retains its cruise control switches, a three-way, center console-installed switch operates electronically adjustable Monroe Formula GA shocks, and Steve Saleen’s signature is scrawled in Sharpie right above the glove box. Also notable is the rear-seat delete option and roll bar. Gauges were specific to the Saleen as well, and somehow were offered with a 200MPH speedo instead of the goofy DOT mandated 85 mph unit in the standard Mustangs that year. The Pioneer stereo and equalizer were fitted by Saleen to all SSCs.

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Engine

Underhood, Saleen mods include a larger throttle body and revised intake plenum feeding large port Saleen heads. Other changes included an uprated cooling system, roller rockers, and stainless steel tubular headers, the result of which was 292, 50 state smog legal HP—an increase of 67 over stock. Torque was also increased from by 25 lb. ft. to 325.

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Underneath

An Auburn limited slip differential with 3.55 gears was also added, and the above-mentioned Monroe shocks are joined by Racecraft coil springs. Note that the stock exhaust system is retained and complete including the cats, something very rare on even survivor mustangs these days. Four wheel grooved discs are clamped by SVO calipers, which was a big upgrade over the rear drums on the standard Mustangs, and additional chassis stiffening comes via a four-point brace visible above in the engine bay shot. Note the multiple factory-applied panel VIN stickers shown in the gallery, as well as several more lift shots.

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1989 Saleen SSC Mustang Documents

Documentation is extensive and neatly organized, this photo showing only two of dozens of pages of work orders, sales receipts, factory brochures, build process photos and more. The car runs and drives nicely despite minimal use over the years. Oil changes have been performed throughout the years and the car has had one oil filter change – the original oil filter is included. Rear hatch struts have been replaced (originals included), and everything else on the car is original including the tires.


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