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By: ANDREW NABORS on August 20, 2019

Saleen S7 LM
Saleen S7 LM

Our friend Steve Saleen is calling on all S7 owners. He wants to see his creations gathered together in Monterey next year for the Saleen S7 20th Anniversary Celebration. The iconic American supercar debuted at the Monterey Historic Races back in 2000, and they have proven themselves on tracks around the world.

He said, “The S7 was immediately competitive in motorsports from day one, winning over 100 professional races at the world’s top racetracks including Daytona, Nürburgring, Silverstone, Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and that was just in the first ten years of its existence”. The S7 LeMans Edition was recently introduced, and all 7 were sold before completion. The Ford V8 and twin turbos offered 1,500 horsepower with a price of $1 Million each. Thankfully, our dealers always have a few pristine examples for sale, so click the link below and make plans to join the festivities next year. We will have all the details at a later date, so stay with us for all your Saleen news.

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[Source: duPont Registry Daily]


S7 Twin Turbo 05-062
S7 Twin Turbo 05-062

Monterey California – 15 August, 2019

2005 Saleen S7
Chassis no. 1S9SB18185S000062
Serial no. S7-05-062

750 bhp, 427 cu. in. DOHC aluminum V-8 with twin Garrett turbochargers, six-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel fully adjustable independent suspension, and four-wheel ventilated Brembo disc brakes. Wheelbase: 106.2 in.

  • Only 19 examples finished in Lizstick Red
  • Offered with just over 900 miles from new
  • Proudly recognized as America’s Supercar

If one were to take the badges off a Saleen S7 and ask people where they thought this car was built, the answers would be predictable. Italy would be at the top of the list, followed by Germany and perhaps England or France. Surely something this extreme, aerodynamic, and fast had to come from Europe. In fact, the S7 is American through and through.

The Saleen S7 is the brainchild of Steve Saleen, the owner and founder of Saleen Inc., a performance company known for aftermarket enhancement for Ford Mustangs along with being a formidable racing team. Unlike Saleen’s previous projects, the S7 boasts a completely unique and bespoke chassis originally developed for competition. Their racing car was followed with a series of road cars built for homologation. The S7 was appropriately fitted with an all-aluminum 427-cubic-inch V-8, which was wrapped in a carbon-fiber body. The car could sprint from 0–60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and had an estimated top speed of 220 mph. On the track, the S7R variant quickly earned the respect of some of motorsport’s most seasoned professionals, achieving class wins at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

However, while its impressive figures would match many of today’s premier supercars, Saleen decided that after four years of production, it was time to upgrade the already immensely powerful car. After fitting twin Garrett turbochargers, the S7 entered a league of its own. The engine now produced 750 horsepower and 750 foot-pounds of torque, thanks to 5.5 psi of boost. Its 0–60 time had been considerably shortened, dashing the sprint in just 2.8 seconds. Furthermore, its top speed increased to a mind-warping 248 mph. To ensure safe stability at those incredible speeds, the car’s front and rear diffusers were redesigned to increase the downforce by over 60%.

This Saleen S7, a Twin Turbo example built in 2005, is among the finest extant. The car was built with the optional equipment of tasteful, polished alloy wheels and a GPS navigation system. And to ensure factory condition, the car was also selected to travel in enclosed transport to its dealer. The car is just one of 19 total Saleen S7s finished in the attractive color of Lizstick Red. And to ensure the car comes with proper documentation, the owner carefully kept service records and a copy of its original window sticker. In January 2018 the car underwent a major service, including an oil and oil-filter change, flush and replenishment of the power-steering and brake fluid, replacement of spark plugs, and the replacement of ignition coils.

With a little over 900 miles from new, this Saleen is yet again ready to challenge the best of European supercars.

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[Source: RM Sotheby’s]


From our friend Doug DeMuro.

Published on Mar 28, 2019
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The Saleen S7 is the craziest supercar we don’t know about. Today I’m going in depth on the Saleen S7, and I’m taking you on a tour of the S7 — and showing you all the quirks and features of the Saleen S7.

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Lot #1415 2005 SALEEN S7 TWIN TURBO

Auction: Scottsdale 2019
Location: SHOWCASE b-1
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 1415
Year: 2005
Model: S7

Lot #1415 – This 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is one of a very limited number produced. Thanks to the two turbochargers delivering cool air into the mammoth 7.0-liter Ford V8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo produces 750hp and 700 ft/lbs of torque. Pulling 1.1 Gs in lateral acceleration on a skid pad, the S7 Twin Turbo has achieved some world-class acceleration numbers, reaching 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds and 0 to 100 in a mere 5.9 seconds. A standing-start quarter-mile resulted in an elapsed time of 10.5 seconds at 145 mph.

This car was built in February 2005 and delivered in April 2005. This particular car was the very first Saleen S7 Twin Turbo to be shipped by the California company to Europe. The car never even had a Window Sticker, as Saleen hadn’t settled on pricing of its European deliveries when this car was sent overseas. This Saleen S7 Twin Turbo made its public debut at the Top Marks Show in Monaco, where its admirers included Prince Albert of Monaco and actor Roger Moore, who famously portrayed James Bond in numerous films. An Italian company called DR Group then purchased the car, before returning to the United States after Saleen founder Steve Saleen regained control of his company in 2012.

Trimmed out in silver paint over a black multi-toned leather and suede interior, it comes with performance sport seating, a custom-fitted driver’s seat, autoclave carbon-fiber body panels, heat-rejecting tinted glass and an LCD display. This supercar has 240 actual miles on the odometer.

VIN: 1S9SB18175S000053
Exterior Color: SILVER
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 427CI
Transmission: 6-SPEED MANUAL


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[Source: Barrett-Jackson]



We’ve followed the life-and-times of S7 TT #061 through Rebirth of S7 Twin Turbo 05-061. Our well known #061 recently popped up in the heavenly country of Monaco.

S7 TT 05-061 had be listed for sale last year, Custom S7 Twin Turbo (05-061) Lands on eBay and appears to have found a new custodian.

Cheers to the owner and may you have many happy drives along the coast!

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[Source: Harri Vaher Photos]


S7 LM Commemorates Rich S7 Racing Victories

CORONA, CA—December 18, 2017, Saleen Automotive, Inc. has re-asserted its dominance in the supercar market with the unveiling of the 1300-horsepower Saleen S7 Le Mans (LM) Edition at the recent LA Auto Show.

The S7R race version has won at every major racetrack in the world, including Daytona, Sebring, Nurburgring, and the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The S7 LM Edition commemorates that seven-year run of consecutive racing victories of its Saleen S7 Supercar. The S7 street version has also starred in several Hollywood blockbusters, including being driven by “God” in Bruce Almighty.

Steve Saleen previously announced the planned build of this extraordinary supercar. The car unveiled at the recent LA Auto Show is the fulfillment of the first of the special edition S7 LMs. “True to our form, we are bringing back America’s only true supercar,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “We are celebrating our winning heritage and advancing the performance DNA that Saleen was built around.”

A 7.0L twin-turbo engine, rated at 1300 horsepower, will power the new S7 LM supercar. Each one is being hand built at Saleen’s Corona, CA, headquarters. The S7 LM’s transmission is a longitudinal, 6-speed all synchromesh with limited-slip differential. It also has a metallic clutch with 8.0-inch twin-disc hydraulic actuation bow-through uprights.

The S7 LM has an all-new, exclusive Black/Silver paint scheme with clear-coated carbon fiber. It will ride on Saleen forged, five-spoke, Le Mans-style wheel design equipped with center locking wheel nuts with automatic safety locks. Fronts are sized at 19 X 9.5-inches with rears at 20 X 12.0-inches. These sleek, stylish wheels will be shod with high-performance tires: 275/30/ZR19 front and 335/30/ZR20 rears.

The chassis is comprised of 4130 Lightweight Steel Space frame with Honeycomb Composite panels. The S7 LM has advanced wind tunnel developed aerodynamics including integrated split-channel airflow throughout the car, full underside aerodynamics, advanced-design front tray and side skirts, full-body-width rear spoiler, and heat-rejecting tinted glass.

The S7 LM is well equipped with safety features including, but not limited to, integrated roll protection, aluminum honeycomb impact-absorbing panels, 3-point seat belts with automatic pre-tensioner, and aluminum honeycomb front crush structure with integrated rear crumple zones.

Interior convenience and comfort treatments feature a high-volume flow-through ventilation system, A/C, rear view video camera with interior LCD display, 240 MPH speedometer, race-inspired central-mounted digital tachometer with S7R-style shift lights, fully adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column, power windows and door locks, keyless remote for doors and rear trunk, variable intermittent windshield wipers, electric heated front windshield, remote engine hatch and fuel filler door releases, and the latest in sound systems. Standard interior trim includes black Alcantera with multi-tone leather and suede. The S7 LM is also equipped with performance sport seating, aluminum and color accents, custom-fitted driver seating position, and a dual leather and Alcantera suede steering wheel. Also included is the special LM-edition trim.

The Saleen S7 LM is priced at $1,000,000.00; with a mere seven in production, this is the ultimate collector supercar.

Media contact: cbenty@saleen.com

Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882

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[Source: Saleen Automotive]


Year: 2005
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Mileage: 3,100
Engine: 8
Exterior Color: Victory Blue
Interior Color: Charcoal Grey
Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission: Manual
Body Style: Coupe
Stock #: N/A
VIN: 1S9SB18155S000052
Price: $750,000
DPR: 774-828-828

05-052 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
05-052 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

2005 Saleen S7

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo the only factory Victory Blue with gray leather interiors 3100 miles. New Clutch no more than 150 miles on it. Recently serviced.

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S7 (04-040) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1S9SB18104S000040
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2004
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Engine: 7.0 Liter V8
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 4,500
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Newport Coast Exotics
eBay #: 172503749179

04-040 S7
04-040 S7

Newport Coast Exotics is proud to present this 2004 Saleen S7 Non-Turbo painted in black with a black interior. This vehicle comes with original luggage. Clean car with 4500 miles. Contact us today for more information! Located in Orange County, CA!

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Price: $389,000.00
VIN: 1S9SB18165S000061
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Year: 2005
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Doors: 2
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 3,528
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Bianco Fuji
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 201770717098

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Up for sale is a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (one of 20 made) finished in custom Bianco Fuji (Ferrari) pearl white. I purchased the car three years ago after it was damaged from an incident with a tow truck. The damage was 100% superficial (body damage only) with no mechanical damage whatsoever. Due to the body damage it was necessary to repaint the whole car which gave me the opportunity to do so in pearl white (making it arguably one the of nicest S7s in existence). My initial intention was to repair the body and paint the car. Nothing more. But as all good plans go this did not happen.

It was evident to my body shop that the car was not assembled well from the get go (when originally manufactured). The factory hand assembled car had a number of fit and finish issues completely unrelated to the accident. For example some of the wiring behind the dash was actually glued together with silicone globs! Inside the side gill vents the carbon surfaces had not been sanded nor painted properly (my body shop said it was very difficult to sand and paint inside the side gills so they simply weren’t done). None of the channels under the rubber moldings were sanded properly because no one could see them. All the details – major and minor – were rectified resulting in a finished product that is literally better than when it was new! Unfortunately all this came at a cost that initially was intended to be around $60k and ended up costing over $100k!

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Today the car is unquestionably the most perfect example of a Saleen S7 in existence. I have photos of the car when it was damaged to prove that the damage was mainly superficial. Due to the nature of this unique and rare car the original owner demanded that the car be salvaged so he could recoup the complete cost of the car. In no way should it have been salvaged. Fortunately it has been returned to better than its former glory and hopefully it will grace someone’s collection with the pride it deserves.

With only 20 examples in existence a clean titled Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is arguably a $600k car today. Forgetting the title issue for a moment my car is the best example of a S7 in existence. It was repaired right and clearly shows that way. Inspections are welcome. I can even put you in touch with the two certified Saleen techs to ever touch the car for service. There is no better example. Unfortunately the title is marred and therefore the value has been reduced accordingly. The car is located in Costa Mesa, California and interested (and serious) buyers are welcome to see it. Title is in hand. No trades please. No tire kickers. No lowballers. This is not a fire sale. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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