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FORMER MJ 435S DEMO (10-0012) LANDS AT KODAK MOTORSPORTS

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
https://kodakmotorsports.com/

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11-0001DR S302 TO HIT AUBURN AUCTION

Auburn Fall Auction – August 27-31, 2014

2011 Ford Saleen Brenspeed S302 Mustang
Ford VIN: 1ZVBP8CF7B5130864
Saleen ID: 11-0001-DR
To be offered on Saturday, August 30, 2014

11-0001DR S302 Brenspeed
11-0001DR S302 Brenspeed

Estimate : $65,000 – $85,000
Saleen Mustang #DR1 –The Prototype, Only 4,500 Miles from New, Supercharged V-8 Engine with 650+ Horsepower, Charity Car with Proceeds Being Donated by Brenspeed to the Next Gen Education Program

Supercharged 302 TI-VCT V-8 (Forged), 650+ HP, stainless steel headers and exhaust, upgraded axles and differentials, six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 107.1”

The original Ford Mustang debuted on April 17, 1964. Ford originally expected 100,000 units a year to sell, as it was deemed a revolution in design and appearance. Ford was inundated with interest, as well as orders, for these benchmark cars, and by the end of first day they had already taken 22,000 orders! An astounding 417,000 units were produced in the first year alone, and exceeded one million units by the end of the second year.

Ford had created a modern day monster, and being offered in many guises from coupes to fastbacks and also convertibles. Ford’s stance on the Mustang was to also create a pedigree, something the spirited drivers amongst us would enjoy. So, to air their opinion, they campaigned the Mustang as the Official Pace Car at Indianapolis in 1964; the crowds loved it.

For some, though, the Factory Stock cars were still not special enough and a gap in the market led to specialized tuning companies plowing the way forward with special builds to give a “Track Experience” through a driving set up that could also haul the groceries home as well. Many bespoke tuning companies have been conceived over the years but one name stands out in these modern times – “Saleen”.

The car you see before you is very special indeed. The serialized 2011 Saleen Drag Racer #1 was built by Saleen & Brenspeed for marketing purposes. It was to show the capability of the Saleen Mustang with upgrade options much beyond the standard Saleen Mustang typically available, yet it carries a Saleen tagged serial number.

This car should be a Saleen collectors dream. If you want something rare, this is it. Brenspeed has been initiating Saleen’s mechanical upgrades for a number of years now and has made a name for themselves in the marketplace as one of the leading tuning companies. Many have tried to create fast and competitive Mustangs over the years but their attention to detail, research, and development, has led them to create some of the most well known and prolific Mustangs in the world today.

With a Forged Supercharged 302 TI-VCT with steel crank and upgraded rods and pistons, the motor got the best of everything. The car’s concept was to push the boundaries but yet maintain reliability, which was not always associated with higher horsepower cars. Brenspeed installed a 2.4 litre Twin-Screw supercharger to obtain the power required for the project, this Supercharger was only ever fitted to two Saleens and never went into production as its cost was deemed too expensive by its peers, thus creating a true “Prototype” Mustang. When Shelby was only using a 1.9 litre unit on their cars, you can understand how much more powerful #DR1 really is.

The brakes were upgraded as well as the exhaust system. Axles and gearing were also modified to take the extra power. In fact, no stone was left unturned with this very special car. As with most cars of this racing pedigree, the cabin area is not set for comfort, but this car received bespoke Carbon Fiber Buckets wrapped in leather and, with its exterior finished in Ingot Silver Metallic wearing its 20 Saleen Alloy wheels, we are sure you’ll agree this is one handsome vehicle.

This is a truly special car, a prototype, a Sunday car for cruising and an animal at the race track if the mood takes you. It has covered a mere 4,500 miles since its completion and has been housed in the main foyer of Brenspeed’s Indiana Headquarters. Offered without reserve, with Brenspeed donating the proceeds to the Next Gen Education Program, this car will undoubtedly be the charitable highlight of the evening.

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BRENSPEED TAKES NMRA SPRING BREAK SHOOTOUT CLASS WIN

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

Congratulations to Kent Nine and the entire Brenspeed Team for a big win in Bradenton Florida this past weekend at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout!!! Good job Kent, looking forward to another awesome showing in Atlanta next month!!!

Kent Nine and the Brenspeed Team take class win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Kent Nine and the Brenspeed Team take class win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout

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SPV DISPLAYS COMPETITION MODEL IN HRE BOOTH FOR PRI SHOW

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

A huge thanks goes out to the guys at HRE Performance Wheels for having the SALEEN SPEEDLAB, Performance Autosport, Ford Racing American Iron race car in their booth at the PRI Show last week!! It was great to see everyone that stopped by and said hi! Look for more updates and improvements made to the car in the coming weeks and months before the season opener next year!

SPV / PAS AI racer in HRE booth.
SPV / PAS AI racer in HRE booth.

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SPV TEASES UPCOMING 2012 RACE SEASON

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

Hopefully some of you were able to make it out to SEMA last week to check out the Saleen Speedlab, Performance Autosport American Iron Race car!! If not be sure to keep an eye on this page during the winter for updates and new parts added!! Let us know if there are any races or series that you think we should be involved in!!! Trying to branch out a little next year!

2011 Speedlab / PAS AI Racer
2011 Speedlab / PAS AI Racer

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SALEEN PERFORMANCE VEHICLES SEMA 2011 DISPLAY

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

SEMA show is open!! Busy busy. Come visit our booth if you are at the show. Booth 21248
SEMA show is open!! Busy busy. Come visit our booth if you are at the show. Booth 21248

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SALEEN PERFORMANCE VEHICLES PREPARES MATTE BLACK SPEEDSTER FOR SEMA 2011

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

SEMA car is finished and will be loaded in the morning!
SEMA car is finished and will be loaded in the morning!

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CHRIS COBETTO WINS MID-ATLANTIC AI SERIES

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

That’s it, the 2011 Nasa Mid-Atlantic Season is over. Two more wins, new lap record at VIR, and officially 2011 American Iron Series Champion!!! Congratulations Chris Cobetto and the entire SALEEN SPEEDLAB, Performance Autosport Inc., HRE Performance Wheels, Baer Brakes, Hawk Performance, Bully Dog, OG Racing, Sparco, Chicane Sport Tuning, Ford Racing, and Hoosier Racing Tire American Iron race team!!! Can’t wait for next year!

PAS Cobetto poster

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CHRIS COBETTO QUALIFIES 1st FOR NATIONAL NASA AI EVENT

From our friends at Saleen Performance Vehicles.

Breaking News: Chris Cobetto qualifies 1st for tomorrow’s NASA American Iron National’s main event!!!

Congratulations to Chris and the entire SALEEN SPEEDLAB, Performance Autosport Inc., Bully Dog, HRE Performance Wheels, Baer Brakes, Hawk Pads, Sparco, OG Racing, Ford Racing, and Hoosier Tire race team! The race starts tomorrow at 1:50 rain or shine so look for updates throughout the day!

Chris Cobetto, NASA AI Nationals
Chris Cobetto, NASA AI Nationals

Photo by: Jon Felton

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