If you’re a Saleen fanatic, prepare to have your heart ripped out! This is a genuine Fox Body Saleen, but it has clearly seen better days. Said to have been left outside for several years, the paint is peeling and rusting and the interior isn’t faring much better. The headlights are a questionable modification, but easy to fix compared to the bodywork. Find it here on craigslist for $8,900.
Still wearing its Saleen stripes and bodykit, it’s comforting to know this Mustang hasn’t been altered beyond no longer being in showroom condition. However, those rims are not stock as they came from a later Saleen and are not included. This puts the next owner in a bind, as the valuable BBS-style basketweaves are damaged to the point of needing extensive repair, so getting the car home will require proper planning.
Ooof – it’s tough seeing that recognize-it-anywhere Saleen script in such rough shape. The doors cards overall appear dirty and tired, but this also isn’t a trailer queen Saleen – it’s been driven, with 127,000 miles on the clock. I suppose that’s the upside to being in rough cosmetic condition, but you’ll have to judge yourself whether you want to bring this one back, especially since showroom-quality examples still pop up now and then.
The Saleen-specific bucket seats remain in place, and the seller says that overall, the important factory modifications haven’t been lost. It sports the desirable 3.55 limited-slip rear end, and the sport-style steering wheel is still in place. The seller has added a new fuel tank, fuel pump, filter, and sending unit in his time with the car, but he never touched the tires, so those will need replacing along with the wheels, assuming he follows through with removing the current alloys.
Here’s a shot of the damaged rim, and one of the others isn’t much better. If this Saleen could talk, I wonder if it would speak of previous owners who treated the car badly and just left it outside every night. For a vehicle as special as a Saleen, I’m surprised it hasn’t been better preserved; then again, if it was, folks like myself couldn’t likely afford it, whereas this one is within reach. Anyone else tempted to rescue this cheap Saleen?