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A roadmap with over thirty-five years worth of “Saleen Mustang” production has many twists and turns. By spring of 2009, a conglomerate based in Michigan under the name of MJ Acquisitions (MJA) created the subsidiary “Saleen Performance Vehicles (SPV)” to produce, market and sell Saleen branded vehicles and equipment. Their first production vehicle was the 2010 Saleen 435S.

Originally planned as a continuation to the Racecraft brand introduced by ASC/Saleen in 2008, this 2010 435S became the entry-level Saleen Mustang under SPV. Much like their 2008-09 Racecraft siblings, every 435S featured the Saleen Series VI supercharger, short-throw shifter, performance mufflers, upgraded suspension, 18″ wheels, gauge overlays, with interior and exterior model identification. As with the earlier model there was an available “aero package group” consisting of a front spoiler and rear wing. New for the 2010 Saleen 435S were optional 19×9″ and 19×10″ wheels first seen on the 2008 S302 Heritage Edition Saleen Mustang.

SPV introduced their 435S package during July 2009 at the popular Mustang Week car show in South Carolina. Based on the newly restyled 2010 Ford Mustang GT, the Saleen 435S enjoyed a brief production run spanning an estimated duration of 4-to-6 months with assistance from Alternative Automotive Technologies in Troy, MI. To date, records indicate MJA/SPV sold 13 examples of their 2010 Saleen 435S to both dealers and customers during 2009 and early 2010.

When we review these 13 production vehicles, we find 11 were based on the coupe body while only two were convertibles. One was painted Ebony while the other was Torch Red. Both cars were equipped with manual transmissions and had the optional Saleen 19″ wheels and 435S aero package.

Our feature car, serial number 10-0012 435S, has the distinction of being used as a sales and promotional demo for Saleen Performance Vehicles. -DB

2010 Ford Mustang Saleen 435S Convertible
Price: $28,900.00

Year: 2010
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen 435S Convertible
Mileage: 35,456
Trans: 5-Speed Manual
Vin: 1ZVBP8FH9A5151713
Stock #: P242
Engine: 4.6L V8 SOHC 24V
Interior: Leather
Color: Red
Drive Train: RWD
Type: Convertible
State: TN

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2010 570 BLACK LABEL (10-101) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: $44,900.00
VIN: 2B3CJ5DT1AH171320
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2010
Make: Dodge
Model: Challenger
Sub Model: R/T SMS 570
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.7 Supercharged Hemi
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 5,547
For Sale By: Marino Performance Motors
eBay #: 112158584237


Marino Performance Motors is thrilled to announce the arrival of this 1-Owner rare limited production 2010 Challenger SMS 570 Serial #101 finished in Brilliant Black Crystal and wrapped in Two-Tone Dark Charcoal and Grey interior with 5,547 pampered miles! The SMS 570 Package with additional options was $74,225!!


The SMS (Steve Mark Saleen) 570 Challenger (“570” refers to the car’s 5.7-liter Hemi V-8) begins life as a stock R/T. The car is then dismantled and rebuilt with SMS components at the company’s 150,000 sq.-ft. complex in Corona, California. The most important of these is the SMS 296 Supercharger system, which uses a Lysholm twin-screw compressor along with SMS’s Six-Pack Intercooler System. The last features six finned tubes that Saleen says make the system about 60 percent more efficient than traditional intercoolers. Combined with a cold-air intake and a free-flowing SMS exhaust, the result is 500 bhp at 5700 RPM and 500 lb-ft. of torque at 3800 from 4.5 psi of boost!


Handling is addressed via new shocks, springs, anti-roll bars and SMS 20-in. wheels wearing 275-width Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. The stock R/T’s brakes are tossed in favor of an SMS package with 14.0-in. rotors at all four corners clamped by 6-piston calipers up front and a 4-piston setup at the rear. A short-throw linkage for the 6-speed manual rounds out the mechanical upgrades.


A unique feature of the SMS 570 are the red butterflies on the power dome of the car’s hood, which open each time you press the throttle. Not only do they look cool, but Saleen says they give the car “direct air injection.” Other styling bits include new front and rear fascias, side skirts, a diffuser and rear wing. Also included on the SMS 570 Challenger (sold through select dealers) are SMS seats, gauges and door panels with hand-painted pinstriping.


If you are looking for a numbered collectible completed by Steve Saleen your search ends here! Please feel free to reach us toll free at (877) 561-2121 or (561) 756-6029 and ask for Gil!

* 14″ Front/Rear Drilled and Slotted Brake Package
* SMS Strut Tower Brace
* 3.92 Final Gear Ratio
* DiTec Paint Preservation System
* Red Brake Caliper Paint Upgrade

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