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SALEEN BUILDS ORANGE FURY S302 BLACK LABEL

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Our newest creation, an Orange Fury Black Label. If this doesn’t grab your attention we give up!!!!!

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GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORTS: CLASSIC COOL | SALEEN MUSTANG

Classic Cool
The Saleen Mustang

By: DAVID S. WALLENS on May 28, 2019
Original Article: GRASSROOTSMOTORSPORTS.COM

Time for a little history lesson. Don’t worry, the test will be open book. Back in the `60s, retired racer Carroll Shelby added enough spice to the then-new Mustang to turn it from hot to hotter. Today a legit one is a six-figure proposition–or more, as a one-of-one, GT40-powered Shelby GT500 Super Snake just sold for $2.2 million.

Now let’s jump forward. Steve Saleen, also a driver, followed a similar recipe and likewise offered his own hotted-up Mustangs through select Ford dealerships. The Saleen Mustang debuted for 1984, with the big performance upgrade being its Racecraft suspension: stiffer springs, Bilstein dampers, Goodyear Eagle GT tires and Hayashi alloy wheels.

The Saleen package also included some visual flair, like an `80s-appropriate aero kit; a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; and, of course, the requisite badges. Also standard: an Escort radar detector. In 1984 the Saleen package retailed for $4195 and could only be added to a Mustang L or LX coupe fitted with the 5.0-liter engine. Figure about $7100 for the Mustang itself.

Saleen offered modified Mustangs throughout the entire Fox-body run–and continues to reworks Ford’s latest. The firm tweaked the formula during the Fox-body years expanding to include upgrades like five-lug hubs, Hurst shifters and straight-through exhausts. Convertible and T-top cars were eventually put under the knife as well.

The firm offered more horsepower, too. The 1989 Saleen SSC celebrated the Mustang’s 25th birthday by adding a built engine, while a Vortech supercharger became optional for 1992, the year before the end of the Fox-body run.

Here’s the take-home message regarding these Fox-body Saleens: While the aftermarket has always offered the same upgrades, these cars have legit collector appeal. Those six-figure Shelbys? At one time they were just inexpensive used cars.

WHY YOU WANT ONE

• In a sea of Mustangs, here are the ones that stand out. Those now-iconic rocker panel stripes plus the Saleen windshield banner came standard.

• These were the days of a 55 mph national speed limit and 85 mph speedometers. A 170 mph clock was part of the original recipe.

• Saleen built as many as a few hundred Fox-body cars per year, so while rare, they’re not impossible to find. Complete year-by-year specs can be found on the Saleen Club of America website.

• The holy grail of Fox-body Saleens is the 1993 SA10. Only nine were built, each one to order. They all look the same, though: black hatchbacks sporting yellow and white graphics.

• A little birdy recently hinted that collector insurance quotes for Fox-body Mustangs are on the rise, so if you’d like to get ahead of the curve, this may be your chance.

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

Our expert:
Mark LaMaskin

Performance Autosport, Inc.
performanceautosport.com
(804) 358-2505

They’re the `57 Chevy of our generation. I think it’s the time to buy Saleens and put them away. It’s a huge in-the-future collectible.

Stay away from modified cars. You don’t know who built it. Even a modified 5.0-liter Mustang isn’t that fast.

Buy the most expensive and nicest car that you can afford. You’ll never get ahead of the game by buying a restoration project.

The most prevalent years are 1987–`89.

Those were the largest production years. You can buy a really nice car for between 15 and 20 grand. The really, really nice cars are 25 grand and up.

You can’t get into a decent SSC for less than $25,000. They’re usually in the $40,000 range. Saleen made 17 supercharged hatchbacks in 1993. Those cars are $60,000 and up.

There’s a registry with all of the serial numbers. People can call Performance Autosport to authenticate every car.

Some of the parts are available and some aren’t. The one thing that I always tell people is avoid buying a car with torn-up seats.

The 1987–`91 cars had a Flo-Fit seat. Saleen had custom material made for those seats. You’re screwed if you buy an early car and the seats are hashed up.

No one makes material that looks close. I would buy an 80,000-mile car that looked like a 30,000-mile car before I bought a 30,000-mile car that was beat to poop.

The cars are fairly bulletproof.

RECENT SALE

Model: 1988 Mustang Saleen convertible
Price: $31,350
Condition: “Stock and unmodified condition”
From: Mecum at Indy, May 2018

RESOURCES

FlimFlam Speed & Custom Tuning
flimflamspeed.com
(804) 921-5341

Saleen Automotive, Inc.
saleen.com
(800) 888-8945

Saleen Club of America
saleenclubofamerica.com
(714) 400-2121

[Source: Grassroots Motorsports]

BERYLLIUM S281 EXTREME (06-0019E) HITS eBay

Price: $55,770.00
VIN: 1zvft82h265200180
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S281 Extreme
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L 281 Cu. In. V8 Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Beryllium
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 2,300
For Sale By: Hardee Auto Sales
eBay #: 202692592498

06-0019E S281 Extreme
06-0019E S281 Extreme

According to the Dupont Registry and other Saleen resources this $15000 Beryllium paint option was only offered on 3 cars in 2006. The Original MSRP was nearly $87k. Any mustang museum would love to have this super rare starburst Saleen. Please call with any questions. Thanks 8434578989

RED & SHORT, ANOTHER REGULAR CAB SPORTRUCK

From Saleen Automotive.

A few more pics of the latest SporTruck to roll out of the shop. She was born a little thirsty!

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2008 STERLING EDITION (08-0010ST) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: $77,900.00
VIN: 1ZVHT82H385179724
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2008
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S302 Extreme
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0L 302 Cu. In. V8 Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Vapor
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 1,600
For Sale By: Hardee Auto Sales
eBay #: 192928041567

08-0010ST S302 Extreme
08-0010ST S302 Extreme

I’m helping to liquidate one of the largest Saleen collections on the East coast. With only 1600 miles, this is the newest 2008 that you will find. This was one of the first American made cars that had an MSRP over $100k. Most dealers sold them for $10k+ over MSRP at the time. Sterling Silver with two tone leather and suede charcoal interior with 25th Anniversary emblems. This is one of the highest horsepower and most expensive Mustangs ever built by Steve Saleen with an MSRP of $100,000 and rated at 620hp. A rare opportunity to acquire such an exquisite car.

“According To Steve Saleen – Of The 25 Built, 6 Have Been Destroyed, 9 Were Sent Overseas (mostly to the middle east), and 2 Are Now In The Mustang Museum. That Leaves Only 8 Of These Beauties Roaming The American Classic Muscle Car Landscape. once in a lifetime opportunity. This American muscle car has never spent a night in the elements. With only 1600 miles, it still smells like a brand new car. There are no scratches, dents, or blemishes of any kind. The paint looks like it did the day it rolled off the assembly line. Bid with confidence. If you are not 100% satisfied with this car, you don’t own it! Call with any questions. Craig 8434578989”

08-0010ST S302 Extreme
08-0010ST S302 Extreme

From Classic Car Studio:
In the automotive world, there are a select number of small batch manufacturers that start off with a good vehicle, obsessively massage it, and manage to improve it greatly. The idea is not to completely redesign, but rather to rebuild it in a manner that says, “this is the way they should have build this car.”

25 years ago Steve Saleen took this path with the Ford Mustang and since then, he has been successfully tweaking Mustangs into serious, limited production performance cars. Since the founding of the company in the early 1980s, Saleen has won the Manufacturers GT Championship nine times and has produced over 12,000 EPA certified vehicles. In addition to these cars, it has equipped over 600,000 additional vehicles worldwide. Impressive.

To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, Saleen produced just 25 Saleen Automotive SA-25 Sterling Edition Mustangs – hand painted, loaded with performance options and as exclusive as it gets, these Sterling Edition cars are as rare as the S7, but based on one of America’s Muscle car staples, the Ford Mustang.

The power plant in the Saleen is a quick revving 302 Modular V8 with 620 HP and 600 lb-ft TQ. As a power adder, the engine uses a port matched Twin Screw Supercharger with Dual Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler system connected to one of Saleen’s Cold Air Induction systems. At the front of this unit is a Hi -Flow mass air flow sensor and K&N style filter. Engine internals include forged aluminum pistons, forged connecting rods, forged crankshaft and performance camshaft. The aluminum cylinder heads have been ported on a 5-axis CNC machine. This nasty powerplant exhales through a stainless exhaust with a really race sounding note. Gone is the 5-speed transmission, and in its place is a new 6-speed unit. The rear is a trick Speed-Sensitive LSD and the car utilizes a performance clutch with a lightweight flywheel.

The handling on the Saleen is lightening quick courtesy of the Racecraft suspension. The car rides on tuned coilovers, beefed up sway bars and has a Watts linkage rear suspension. The brake system features massive 15″ rotors up front with 6 piston calipers and 11.8 inch rotors in the rear. The wheels are custom forged 20″ one piece wheels that really set set off the stance of the vehicle.

The Saleen is practical enough for everyday driving, fast enough for the track, and extremely collectable. No matter what your needs are, this car has it all.

08-0010ST S302 Extreme
08-0010ST S302 Extreme

Vehicle Specs

Engine
302 CID (5.0L) Modular, 3-Value SOHC V8
620 HP @ 6300 RPM
600 lb-ft TQ @ 4400 RPM
39 lb/hr Fuel Injectors
3.554″ x 3.800″ Bore & Stroke
Port Matched Series VI Integrated Twin-Screw Supercharger
Heavy Duty Upgraded, Dual-Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler System
Saleen Cold Air Induction with Hi-Flow MAF, & Conical Filter
Forged Aluminum Pistons
Forged Steel Connecting Rods
Forged Steel Crankshaft
5-Axis CNC Ported Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Performance Camshaft
Aluminum Dual-Core Radiator & High-Flow Cooling System
PowerFlash Performance Calibration
2.5″ Stainless Steel Center Exhaust System

Drivetrain
Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission
High Performance Clutch
3.73:1 MaxGrip Speed-Sensitive LSD

Racecraft Suspension
Sport-Tuned Coil Springs
(F/R) Sway Bars, 1.38″ with HD Bushings (F), 0.79″ Front Struts (N2), Rear Shocks (N2)
Watts Linkage Rear Suspension

Braking System
Power Assisted 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
15″ Slotted & Vented Front Disc Brake System with 6-Piston Calipers
11.8″ Slotted & Vented Rear Disc Brake System

Wheels & Tires
Custom, Forged 5-Spoke One-Piece Wheels 20″ x 9″ (F), 20″ x 10″
Ultra High Performance Pirelli P-Zero Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Interior
Push-Button Electronic Start
Leather Performance Driving Seats with Alcantara Inserts, Contrast Stitching, 6-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Power Lumbar
6-Gauge Instrument Cluster with 200 MPH Speedometer & MyColor Feature Twin-Gauge Pod with Boost & Air Temperature
Chrome Dash Vent Bezels
Sterling Silver Serialized Plaque
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Badge
Leather-Wrapped Billet Shift Knob & Short-Throw Shifter Performance Driving Pedals with Driver Foot Brace
Saleen Floor Mats & Aluminum Door Sill Plates
Saleen Key Fob
One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows
Rockford Fosgate “Punch” Sound System
Navigation System
iPod Docking Station
Two Power Outlets
Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers
Rear Window Defroster
Air Conditioning
Dual Power Side-View Mirrors
Saleen/Eagle One Detail Kit
Owner’s Document Portfolio & Warranty Guide

Body
Exterior Aluminum Hood with Heat Ventilation Bullet
Sterling Anniversary Fender Badges
Injection Molded Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Front & Rear Fascias
Front Carbon Fiber Splitter
Front Grille High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Injection Molded TPO Side Skirts & Door Cladding
Integrated Front Turn Signals
Rear Carbon Fiber Diffuser
Rear Center Body Panel Rear Spoiler & End Caps
Rear Wing Quarter Window Trim Saleen
Windshield Graphic Serialized
Engine Bay Plaque Serialized
Front Bumper Championship Wreath Graphic

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ONE-OF-A-KIND 2014 S302 BLACK LABEL SPEEDSTER (14-0020) HITS eBay

Price: $59,995.00
VIN: 1ZVBP8FF3E5259295
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2014
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S302 Supercharged
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0L 302 Cu. In. V8 Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Speedlab Yellow
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 3,643
For Sale By: Naples Motorsports
eBay #: 254224598755

Vehicle Description

2014 SALEEN 302 BLACK LABEL
CONVERTIBLE W/SPEEDSTER PACKAGE

LOADED WITH FEATURES AND OPTIONS:
SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES POWERTRAIN
Supercharged 302CI DOHC V8 Engine
Saleen Supercharger
Horsepower: 625
Torque: 550 ft-lb
Low Pressure Drop Internal Intercoolers
High Volume Intercooler Water Pump
Remote External Heat Exchanger
High Performance Calibration
47lb Fuel Injectors
Cold Air Induction with High Performance Air Filter
High Performance Dual Exhaust with High Performance Mufflers
Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips
6-Speed TR3650 Manual Transmission
3.73:1 Final Gear Ratio
625 AMP Maintenance Free Battery
Black Label Serialized Engine Bay plaque

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES AIR MANAGEMENT
Front Fascia w/High Volume Radiator Intake, Brake Intakes and Side Vents
Blade Front Grille
Integrated Front Splitter with Heat Exchanger Intakes
Side Skirts with Integrated Brake Intakes
Quarter Window Trim
Deck Lid Center Insert with License Plate Mounts
Rear Fascia with Dual Exhaust Cooling Vents
High Downforce Rear Diffuser w/Integrated Exhaust and Center Vent w/LED Race Lamp
Aerodynamic Rear Deck Lid Spoiler and Rear Fender End Caps
High Down-force Rear Wing
Hood with Dual Side Accents

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES S4 HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
S4 Specific Rate Front and Rear Springs
S4 Front Struts
S4 Rear Shocks
S4 Front and Rear Sway Bars with High Durometer Pivot Bushings

TIRES / WHEELS
High Performance Tires 275/35ZR20 (front)
High Performance Tires 275/40ZR20 (rear)
SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES WHEELS
5-spoke Alloy Wheels Black Chrome 20”x9” (front)
5-spoke Alloy Wheels Black Chrome 20”x 9” (rear)

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES BRAKES 302
14.0” ABS Cross Drilled Front Rotors with 4-Piston Powder Coated Calipers

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES EXTERIOR TRIM
Model Specific Fender Chevrons
Saleen Windshield Banner
Saleen Fender Model Description Emblems
Saleen Front Emblem
Saleen Rear Model Designation Emblem
Saleen 30th Anniversary Wreath Rear Window Decal
Front Bright Work Trim Package
Saleen Serialized Front Bumper Numbers

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES INTERIOR
Saleen Steering Wheel Emblem
Leather and Alcantara Two-Tone Chevron Performance Seating
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob and Shift Boot
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Saleen Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Embroidered Model Designation Floor Mats
Embroidered Model Designation Trunk Mat
BLACK LABEL Serialized Dash Emblem
Saleen Owners Document Portfolio and Warranty Guide
Steve Saleen Personally Signed Dash

SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES WARRANTY 302 SC
3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE BASE CHASSIS
302CI 4-Valve DOHC V8 Engine
Navigation System
HD Radio™ Technology
Shaker™ Audio System
Ambient Lighting
SYNC® with AppLink™
Auxiliary audio input jack
2 power points
Remote Keyless Entry System
Electrochromic Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Universal Garage Door Opener
MyKey®
LED Sequential Rear Taillamps
Autolamp headlamps
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
USB
Power Seats
Electronics Package
Dual Zone Climate Control
Comfort Package
Heated Front Seats
Heated Exterior Mirrors

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239-430-5655

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RARE 2005 S281 SC CONVERTIBLE (05-1072) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1ZVFT85H655177402
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2005
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S281 Supercharged
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L 281 Cu. In. V8 Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Screaming Yellow
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 2,116
For Sale By: Hardee Auto Sales
eBay #: 192897206344

05-1072 S281 Supercharged
05-1072 S281 Supercharged

I am helping a friend liquidate his collection. This will be a NO RESERVE auction. The local Ford dealer knows about this car so there is a chance that it may sell locally before the auction ends. He would like to get $40,000, but he will sell it to the highest bidder at the end of the auction. I am the owner of a local dealership and we sell over 200 units a month. We have all the connections for trade-in valuations, financing options, and transportation assistance. This car will be located at my residence inside of a climate controlled garage. Please text or call if you would like to inspect it. It is brand new in every way. It even still smells new. I can be reached at 8434578989.

SOUR APPLE GREEN S302 SHOWN AT FABULOUS FORDS ’19

Saleen Automotive displayed their optional custom color Sour Apple Green paint during the 2019 Fabulous Fords Forever car show.

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