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TERLINGUA PRESERVATION SOCIETY 2019 RUN

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

We love supporting The Terlingua Preservation Society, an organization who shares a love for all makes and years of Mustangs. At their 11th annual community fundraising event, 40 cars, including our Orange Fury Black Label and silver White Label, made the trip to far west Texas to enjoy 1/4 mile runs and a 250-mile cruise including a 10.2-mile closed road high-speed run.

The event raised more than $30,000, bringing the 11-year total to just over $250,000 in total, LOCAL giving. Congrats, TPS!

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INAUGURAL SALEEN CUP SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE

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CONGRATULATIONS to all for the completion of the year the #saleencup! Paul Terry has officially sealed his position as champion of the inaugural season! Here’s how the final race played out:

Pro/Am:
1. Johan Schwartz/Bryce Miller
2. Paul Terry
3. Lawrence Loshak/ Eric Powell

Young:
1. Carter Fartuch
2. Lindsey Brewer/Zoey Edenholm
3. Austin Riley

We can’t wait until next season!

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WINNERS OF RACE #1 AT LAS VEGAS

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

What a great day of racing! Congratulations to Cameron Lawrence, today’s overall and young division winner and all of the following drivers!

Pro/Am Division:
1. Bill Hynes
2. Lawrence Loshak
3. Kris Wilson/Mathew Keegan

Young Division:
1. Cameron Lawrence
2. Carter Fartuch
3. Austin Riley

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SALEEN CUP SERIES FINALE AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive

The first practice of the day is in the books! We’re looking forward to a great weekend of racing. All races starting with tonight’s makeup race will be live streamed here: live.sro-america.com/saleen-cup. Tune in at 5:30 PT today, 3:50 PT Saturday, and 1:30 PT on Sunday!

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SALEEN UNVEILS 2020 SEASON GT4 CONCEPT RACE CAR

SALEEN UNVEILS GT4 CONCEPT RACE CAR

High-performance automaker introduces new factory-built race car concept based on Saleen 1 model, designed to compete in SRO Motorsport Group’s GT4 Series

New turnkey track cars to be manufactured in California by Saleen and available for order immediately following homologation approval by SRO

The Saleen GT4 concept is a specially-built racing versions of the new Saleen 1 turbocharged, mid-engine sports car, designed to compete in GT4 racing series worldwide. (Photo: Brett Turnage)
The Saleen GT4 concept is a specially-built racing versions of the new Saleen 1 turbocharged, mid-engine sports car, designed to compete in GT4 racing series worldwide. (Photo: Brett Turnage)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Oct 18, 2019) — One of the most legendary names in GT racing will soon return to the starting grid at the world’s most prestigious racetracks with an original new machine designed specifically for track competition.

At a press conference and demonstration event held yesterday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saleen Automotive announced it will soon offer specially-built versions of it’s new Saleen 1 turbocharged, mid-engine sports car designed to compete in GT4 racing series worldwide.

The new Saleen GT4 concept model – which will be built at Saleen’s Corona, Calif.-based facilities starting in November 2019 – is based on a dedicated racing version of the Saleen 1 model, which debuted in the 2019 Saleen Cup racing series. The single-make “arrive and drive” series concludes its inaugural season with a grand finale event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 18-20.

Saleen’s GT4 concept features distinct changes from the standard production model Saleen 1, including updates designed to comply with GT4 series specifications. The Saleen GT4 concept features updates to the car’s front splitter and fenders, plus new advanced rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics. Per GT4 specifications, a large rear wing is included to add maximum downforce and traction. Saleen’s GT4 concept car also offers front and rear anti-lock braking systems and other GT4-specific equipment.

“We developed the Saleen 1 to be fully capable on the track and easily adapt to racing applications,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “Our company was founded on racing DNA and the track is where we prove our reputation. We look forward to completing the homologation process with SRO and seeing these cars compete at GT4 events around the world.”

The GT4 category was created by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) in 2007 to offer a championship that featured a wider range of manufacturers and better affordability than other racing series. Starting with an initial series in Europe, GT4 racing has expanded worldwide with additional championships in the United Kingdom, North America, Asia and Australia.

“The Saleen Cup has been an important and exciting addition to our race weekends in 2019 and we look forward to the Saleen GT4 joining our Pirelli GT4 America grids in 2020,” said Greg Gill, President and CEO of SRO America.

Boasting innovative chassis design and performance influenced by Saleen’s legendary S7 supercar, the mid-engine Saleen 1 marks the latest in the company’s Saleen Original vehicles line. With its turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine producing 450 horsepower, plus lightweight chassis and carbon fiber bodywork, the Saleen 1 is a formidable track car – even in street form.

“We found during the inaugural Saleen Cup season, our test session lap times were already competitive with the top GT4 times, regardless of the track,” said Saleen Director of Motorsports Gabriele Cadringher. “The performance of the Saleen 1 has exceeded even our high expectations and we expect this car to be very competitive in GT4 next year.”

Once Saleen’s GT4 concept car completes homologation approval and begins production, the expected price for each car will be $225,000. For information on pre-ordering, please contact Gabriele Cadringher at gcadringher@saleen.com or call (800) 888-8945.

For more details on Saleen, including product info and racing information, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, company founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

About SRO Motorsports Group

The global leader in GT racing. With more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of a continuously evolving industry, SRO Motorsports Group is the established international leader in GT racing.

Best known for the development and implementation of the GT3 and GT4 regulations, SRO promotes and organizes championships that embrace professional and amateur competitors. Its portfolio of highly regarded series spans Europe, America and Asia, while its flagship Intercontinental GT Challenge features events on five different continents.

The 2019 season will see more than 100 races run under the SRO Motorsports Group banner, highlighted by the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa. In addition to promotion and organization, the company operates SRO Race Centre by MMC – a high-level technical centre at Circuit Paul Ricard – and provides the ultimate driving opportunities at world-renowned facilities through Curbstone Track Events.

SRO Motorsports Group is chaired by company founder and CEO Stephane Ratel. With offices in London, Paris, Liège, Austin, and Hong Kong, its work is facilitated by a dedicated global team of full-time and freelance staff.

Combining a passion for performance with industry-leading experience, SRO is ready to play a key role in shaping the future of international GT racing.

Contacts
Media Contact:
Saleen PR – Collin Whitley
cwhitley@Saleen.com

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RARE 1991 MODEL YEAR SALEEN MUSTANG (91-0002) HITS eBay

Price: $50,000.00
VIN: 1FACP44E0MF152665
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1991
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen Mustang
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0L 302 Cu. In. V8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Exterior Color: Bright Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 14,200
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 233368515160

91-0002 Saleen Mustang
91-0002 Saleen Mustang

91-0002 Saleen Convertible , number 1 of 1 Car built by Saleen in California during the 1991 Model Year. All standard Saleen Mustangs were manufactured by Cars and Concepts in the 1991 model year except for this Car. This Car was made for a personal friend of Mr. Steve Saleen , and is autographed in several places.

This Car was not used in Rain or Snow by the original owner from which we purchased it, and we have not used it at all. Absolutely no paint work ever , Car was never damaged.

The original build included a Roll Bar which was almost immediately substituted with a factory Light Bar, possibly the first Fox body Saleen with such an accessory. We have that Roll Bar along with any piece of the Car that was replaced with more modern parts such as Headlamps.

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1995 RIO RED S351 SPEEDSTER (95-0050) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $27,750.00
VIN: 1FALP45T8SF119679
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S351 Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: Original 1995 Saleen S351 V-8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Exterior Color: Rio Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 16,000
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 183992886192

Seller Notes: “This vehicle is an AUTHENTIC and UNALTERED, extremely low mile, 1995 SALEEN Mustang S351 Convertible Speedster, T-code that is truly one of the few 1990’s collectible High Performance Mustang Muscle Cars. The Saleen Speedster, I is Saleen’s “flagship”. This model, the Saleen Speedster was the representative model on all Saleen Performance Part Booklets and even covered the front and back of the Saleen Book and Owners Registry. Saleen incorporated lessons learned from the track to the street in these mustangs, becoming a four time SCCA Champion by 1998. From original production records at corporate Saleen, the originating dealer was Archway Ford in Baltimore, MD with a manufacture date of May 12, 1995. An authentication letter signed by Liz Summar verifies this Saleen #95-0050 as Rio Red tinted clear coat exterior with black Saleen Recaro leather interior convertible with Silver graphics and Silver Wheels manufactured with the optional Speedster Package and T Code package.”

95-0050 Saleen S351
95-0050 Saleen S351

Vehicle Description & History

A. Vehicle Description

This vehicle is an AUTHENTIC and UNALTERED, extremely low mile, 1995 SALEEN Mustang S351 Convertible Speedster, T-code that is truly one of the few 1990’s collectible High Performance Mustang Muscle Cars. The Saleen Speedster, I is Saleen’s “flagship”. This model, the Saleen Speedster was the representative model on all Saleen Performance Part Booklets and even covered the front and back of the Saleen Book and Owners Registry. Saleen incorporated lessons learned from the track to the street in these mustangs, becoming a four time SCCA Champion by 1998. From original production records at corporate Saleen, the originating dealer was Archway Ford in Baltimore, MD with a manufacture date of May 12, 1995. An authentication letter signed by Liz Summar verifies this Saleen #95-0050 as Rio Red tinted clear coat exterior with black Saleen Recaro leather interior convertible with Silver graphics and Silver Wheels manufactured with the optional Speedster Package and T Code package. Further, this letter indicates that this particular Saleen is 1 of only 3 with these colors and options.

1995 Saleen Production consisted mainly of eighty-nine S351 Coupes and forty-three S351 Convertibles.

Optional Saleen Packages included:

  • the R Code (mainly Vortech supercharger equipment);
  • the T Code (13-inch Saleen slotted racing front rotors, Saleen/Alcon four-piston calipers, 3.27:1 rear axle, and Saleen Recaro Leather interior; and
  • the Spyder or Speedster Package (convertible only, Saleen sports light bar, soft top cover, and hard light weight exterior color matched tonneau).

Engine: Saleen spec. 351-cid (5.8-liter) Windsor electronically fuel injected V-8 manufactured by engine-builder Billy Wages, Jr. of AER in Texas.

Horsepower: 371@5100 RPM

Torque: 422@3500 RPM

** These numbers were extreme for the 1990s and quite respectable even today for a naturally aspirated engine **

Headers: Saleen ceramic-coated

Transmission: Tremec quick-ratio five-speed manual

Suspension: full Saleen Racecraft suspension – springs, shocks, struts, quad shocks, urethane bushings, G-load brace

Other Performance Enhancements: Saleen high-performance pressure plate and clutch; Balanced and customized driveshaft; three-core radiator; and high perf. (high flow) 2 ½” stainless four-way cat exhaust

Saleen Authenticity maintained by: serialization numbers on front bumper, Saleen console plaque, and Saleen engine bay plaque, and other not so visible locations on the Saleen.

B. Vehicle History

This Saleen S351 Speedster is fully documented and authenticated from Saleen, Ford, and the original dealer.

  • It comes with congratulatory letter signed by Steve Saleen and Team Saleen verification letters signed by Liz Summar;
  • all dealer delivery documents, manuals, Ford and Saleen window stickers;
  • photographs from the original dealership showroom floor, the first owner and myself; and copies of bill of sale, original title, and other purchase transactions between first owner and myself.

If you have been searching for the right Saleen S351 at the right price, this is it! If you research price of Saleens I suggest NADA Classic Car Guides. However, one problem with the Saleen Speedsters is that they are “not referenced or priced as such” only convertibles, so look at the original Saleen MSRP and current retail value as a guide. Just remember, the original Saleen MSRP of this Speedster was $54,534, near that of a Saleen S351SR. This is understandable considering its light weight racing additions.

Should you have any questions call me at (860) 537-9183 to secure this rare find to add to your collection!

Thank you for looking, and good luck bidding!

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