Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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1 of 137 Saleen Mustang Convertible 5.0L V8 5 Speed Manual A/C 14,216 Miles /// Fully documented, outfitted with one of the most cohesive performance packages the 80s had to offer, and sporting a mere 14,216 miles, this Saleen is quite possibly the premier car of its era! Finished in silky Black, and striped in tri-tone Grey, Saleen #88-516 incorporates every aerodynamic trick Steve Saleen knew right into its boxed body. Originally delivered to Courtesy Ford in Littleton, Colorado, this blue oval bombshell has been pampered and loved since the day it was new. And the cars great fit and finish is, no doubt, thanks to the largely hand-built nature of Saleens custom add-ons. Pop the hood and youll find a venerable 5.0 liter Windsor block that twists a stout 225 horsepower into an even 300 lb./ft. of torque. That hot five-oh funnels grunt to a tough Borg Warner T5 5-speed, which appropriates power to a Ford 8.8-inch axle. That axle spins an optional, Saleen-installed posi around Saleen-installed, 3.55 gears. That drivetrain pushes a heavily upgraded suspension, which plants power rack-and-pinion steering between Saleen-installed SVO discs. And a Saleen high performance alignment is the perfect complement to attractive Saleen/American Racing alloys and 225/50ZR16 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. Inside this Mustang, a clean cockpit traces red-trimmed Saleen Flofit sport seats that feature full lumbar adjustment for the cars front passengers. In front of those thrones, a 2-tone dash hangs a small Saleen Mustang badge and bright Steve Saleen signature opposite a 170 MPH Saleen speedo and an electronic Saleen tach. Beneath that dash, a factory console tilts a Saleen-installed Hurst shifter behind a serialized Saleen plaque and Saleen-installed Pioneer audio. And in front of the driver, a Leather-wrapped MOMO steering wheel, yes bolted up by Saleen, laps a factory tilt column. With only 14,216 miles of road time, this Ford is a fantastic piece of Mustang and Saleen history. Call, click or visit www.RKMotors.com for more information!
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