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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 15-0007, S302 BLACK LABEL

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

In 2015, Ford debuts its sixth generation Ford Mustang (S550). With a fully redesigned body, independent rear suspension and a host of other upgrades, Saleen raises the performance bar to even higher levels.

In current Black Label trim, horsepower reaches a class-leading 800HP. Further accentuating the new body work is Saleen’s exclusive carbon fiber air management system. Our unique design reduces frontal drag, while creating maximum down force for better handling. An all new alcantara/leather interior adds to the overall luxury and performance of this latest model.

The custom paint featured (California Sunset) was developed at a tribute to Paul Walker.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 14-001SA 302, SA-30 MUSTANG

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

Saleen celebrates 30 years of business with its limited edition SA30 model.

Finished in a special paint called “Tire Smoke White Pearl,” the SA-30 maintains the Saleen tradition of white, yellow, and black paint hues. The 625 HP is courtesy of a double overhead cam 302 cid, V8, with a Saleen twin screw supercharger. Fully functional hood mounted butterfly valves feed cool air in to the engine compartment based off accelerator position.This model also includes the first of the electronic controlled all-glass roof, as well as rear seat delete, with matching spare wheel.

Only 10 units of this highly coveted model were produced.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 2007 S281 SUPERCHARGED “BARRICADE”

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

In 2007, Hollywood contacts Saleen for his expertise to produce movie vehicles for the upcoming “Transformers” movie. They request a really mean cop car that can live up to its “To Punish and Enslave” moniker. Saleen produces “Barricade” using his S281 Mustang and outfits it with the necessary law enforcement accouterments.

Unlike many movie vehicles, “Barricade” is a fully functional and drivable vehicle. This is one of two vehicles specially built for the “Transformers” movie, the other being “Bumblebee” the Camaro. Steve personally picked the shade of yellow for Bumblebee, which was not a GM color at the time.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 07-0001 S281 SUPERCHARGED “MOLLYPOP”

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

With the release of the fifth generation Mustang “S197” in 2005, Saleen takes his styling to another level.

Dramatic innovations such as HID headlights and a unique new scenic glass roof developed in-house at Saleen, along with new aerodynamics and engine modifications prove popular with the public, setting new sales records.

Steve’s daughter, Molly, had this custom 2007 Saleen Mustang colored candy pink, specifically mixed to her liking. The reaction to this one-off color was so popular, we now offer it as a special order color.

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18 REASONS TO VISIT THE SALEEN EXHIBIT AT LEMAY – AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

18 Reasons to Visit the Saleen Exhibit at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

LeMay Museum, overhead
LeMay Museum, overhead

As you read this, many of you have seen coverage from last weekend’s grand opening of a new year-long exhibit honoring the racing and business achievements of Steve Saleen; witnessed through numerous videos and photos shared via social media from the LeMay Automotive Museum. If you were fortunate enough to attend the “Intimate Dinner with Steve Saleen” or “Saleen and Caffeine” or both, then you observed first-hand this impressive presentation of historic Saleen vehicles and vintage memorabilia collected under one roof. Steve, Liz and Molly were also in attendance and warmly greeted owners and fans throughout the two-day affair. If you did not go, don’t fret, I will convey why you should make plans to visit this “must-see” destination very soon.

Steve & Liz Saleen with March race car
Steve & Liz Saleen with March race car

As you walk towards main entrance of the LeMay Museum, you are dazzled by a 2019 Saleen S1 painted in signature Lizstick Red, glowing in its red with orange hues inside the main lobby. As you journey into the start of the main floor display area, be prepared to be instantly taken back by the Saleen Exhibit. In front of you and lined up to your left are some of the most iconic Saleen street vehicles ever built organized by their generation. Meanwhile lined up to your right are a few of the most historical and famous Saleen competition vehicles that have graced racetracks around the world. A lot is represented here, all in one place, from the very first Saleen Mustang ever made to the current Saleen 1 Cup racecar. Ornamenting the museum walls are a selection of important Saleen memorabilia that is gloriously displayed behind glass.

If you’re not impressed yet, then chew on this. Where else can you view some of the most iconic/historical Saleen vehicles and memorabilia all gathered in one accessible place? This exhibit is a cooperative effort through Steve Saleen as well as private owners and collectors across the USA to bring together this fantastic display of irreplaceable and priceless pieces of Saleen history. The kind of history that is interwoven into every Saleen’s (vehicle) DNA.

Still not convinced? Here are the 18 reasons why you should see the Saleen Exhibit:

  1.  1984 Saleen Mustang, the first Saleen vehicle ever built. On loan from Stu Akers.
  2.  1995 Saleen S-351, this Speedster was a corporate demo and famously used to promote the national Mcdonald’s Monopoly sweepstakes. On loan from the PAS collection.
  3.  2003 Saleen SA-20, to celebrate the company’s 20th Anniversary. On loan from Debbie Blaylock.
  4.  2007 Saleen S281 SC “Molly Pop” custom colored “candy pink” for Molly Saleen. On loan from Molly Saleen.
  5.  2015 Saleen S302 Black Label, custom colored “California Sunset” as a tribute to Paul Walker. On loan from David Weiner.
  6.  2007 Saleen S281 “Barricade” specially built for the “Transformers” movie. On loan from Robert Rendon.
  7.  2020 Saleen Sportruck XR, Baja capable, but daily driveable. On loan from Saleen.
  8.  2014 Saleen SA-30, to celebrate the company’s 30th Anniversary. On loan from Tim Anderson.
  9.  1996-1998 Saleen/Allen Racecar, “RRR” Speedlab racing team, with comedian/actor Tim Allen. On loan from the PAS collection.
  10.  1990 Saleen Race Truck, which competed at Des Moines, Road Atlanta, Colorado National Speedway, and Las Vegas. On loan from Mike Charles.
  11.  1988 Indy Car 88 March, in 1989, Steve Saleen enters the PPG Indy Car World Series. On loan from Saleen.
  12.  2001 Saleen S7, the first S7 manufactured and featured in the movie, “Bruce Almighty.” On loan from Bob & Linda Yallen Intermedia Racing.
  13.  2005 Ford GT, Saleen is awarded two contracts to build the new Ford GT for Ford. This vehicle’s VIN# is “1966” coinciding with Ford’s win at Le Mans. On loan from Saleen.
  14.  1976 March 76B Formula Atlantic, Steve sets 13 track records and ultimately wins the 1977 Pacific Coast Championship. On loan from Saleen.
  15.  1987 Saleen Mustang Racecar, competed in the 1987 – 1988 SCCA Escort Endurance Championship, winning the Driver’s Championship as well as the Manufacturer’s Championship. On loan from Dave Frezza.
  16.  2020 Saleen 1 Cup Racecar, 1 of 20 race cars built for tine inaugural Saleen Cup Series. On loan from Saleen.
  17.  2019 Saleen S1, Lizstick Red promotional car. On loan from Saleen.
  18.  Rarely seen collection of Saleen racing and manufacturing memorabilia.

If you close your eyes for a moment, you can picture a Mustang, a Bronco, a Model T, a Thunderbird, and yet year after year we attend car shows to see these cars with our own eyes. This Saleen Exhibit hosted by the LeMay Automotive Museum is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feast your eyes on a selection of Saleen vehicles and memorabilia that you may never be able to see again.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 03-0001SA, SA-20 SPEEDSTER

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

To celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary, we created the limited edition SA-20 model. All of these models wear the company’s traditional hues of white, yellow and black, and feature a tonneau cover with integrated light bar. In 1999, we stopped production of the 351cid V8, and chose to supercharge the Ford 281 cid V8, with a Saleen developed twin-screw supercharger. The SA-20 features this supercharger and belts out 375 HP. The list price of $54,357 included an all expense trip for two to Irvine, CA for the debut of the SA-20.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 95-0008, S351 SPEEDSTER

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

In 1994 Ford debuts its new fourth generation Mustang “SN-95.” We uppped the ante by transplanting a naturally aspirated 351-cid engine, pumping out an impressive 371HP. For 1995 we created the S-351 Speedster with its custom tonneau cover. The vehicle on display was used in a national McDonalds sweepstakes where they gave away six S-351 Speedsters to the lucky winners.

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LEMAY SPOTLIGHT: 84-0032, THE FIRST SALEEN MUSTANG

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

This is the very first Saleen Mustang ever produced. What began as a sketch at his kitchen table in 1983, came to fruition in 1984. Steve’s sister was kind enough to donate her V8 Mustang hatchback so he could transform it into a street machine worthy of his name. While the V8 engine is left alone for emission reasons, the rest of the car underwent a major overhaul with revised “racecraft” suspension, chassis stiffening, and aerodynamic features. With an MSRP at a very reasonable $14,300, the world took notice of “Saleen” as the new kid in the automotive world.

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LEMAY MUSEUM “SALEEN DISPLAY” WEEKEND LAUNCH

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

A special thank you to all of those at LeMay – America’s Car Museum for an amazing opening weekend for the new Saleen exhibit. The exhibit will be open for the next 12 months and over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting all of the history from the cars that are on display, so stay tuned to all of our social channels to learn more as we share the rich history of Saleen.

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STEVE SALEEN & HIS RALT RT-1 FORMULA ATLANTIC CAR PREPARE FOR DISPLAY AT LEMAY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

This Friday and Saturday you’ll be able to see this car live here on Facebook when we broadcast from the opening of the LeMay – America’s Car Museum’s new Saleen exhibit. Tune in on Facebook between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm PT on Friday and 9 am to 11 am PT on Saturday!

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