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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Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to offer this 2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang for sale in our Orlando Florida showroom. As one of only 500 cars produced to honor legendary Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones, this 2007 Parnelli Jones 302 is perhaps one of his coolest creations. And with this example showing just over 17,000 original miles, this 2007 Saleen is virtually a showroom-fresh offering. As the first offering from the Saleen Heritage Collection, the Parnelli Jones 302 was designed to capture the raw, aggressive attitude with which Parnelli raced; therefore, you could order any color car you wanted so long as it was Grabber Orange. To create that road-ready, Trans-Am racer appearance, Saleen equipped the Parnelli Jones 302 with every cosmetic trick in their book. At the front of the car, a re-designed front bumper cover hangs a chrome-trimmed grille and injection molded headlight dividers above a black serial number and racing-style air dam. Behind that bumper, a black striped and fully functional shaker hood holds race-derived hood pins in front of satin-finished S302 emblems. Ornamentation is kept to a minimum with a black 302 side stripes and Saleen branded billet racing-style gas cap. And Fords classic Mustang profile is augmented by aggressive Saleen side skirts and throwback C-pillar vents which recall classic Shelbys of the 1960s. At the back of the car, a louvered, satin black rear window visor sits above a traditional Saleen championship decal, and a satin black trunk deck props a clean 70 Boss-style wing. Below that wing, a custom chrome-trimmed rear valence displays both a custom Saleen Parnelli Jones emblem and a traditional Ford emblem, and a custom rear bumper weaves a black splitter around stainless exhaust tips. Lift Parnelli Jones #155s custom shaker hood and youll find a crisp new 302 cubic inch Saleen built SOHC three-valve V8 which produces an SAE certified 400 horsepower and 390 lb./ft. of torque. In keeping with both Steve Saleen and Parnelli Jones race ancestry, this limited-edition Mustang was designed utilizing Saleens own precision suspension. The all-new, yet classic Watts-Link suspension is derived from racing and performance applications and offers the purest race handling found in any OEM streetcar. Behind small block engine, a rugged Tremec 5-speed manual transmission drives a tall 3.73 rear end, which makes for some spectacular wheel spin in first and second gear, and astounding acceleration when you get the launch just right. Taking advantage of the Mustangs Macpherson front and 3 links rear chassis, Saleen engineers carefully chose springs, shocks, and sway bars that improve responsiveness without sacrificing ride quality. The exhaust is expelled through a traditional Saleen stainless steel system that provides its legacy low resonating sound. And braking is handled by Saleen branded four-piston front calipers which clamp large slotted rotors and OEM Ford rear calipers that squeeze original factory rotors. Inside, Saleen makes the Ford interior its own with leather upholstery and plenty of signage. The leather seats have been fitted with bright Grabber Orange inserts, orange stitching and centered Parnelli Jones emblems. The ornate Mustang dash houses a Saleen vintage instrumentation panel that displays Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition scripts among white letters on black backgrounds. An integrated twin gauge pod, which displays oil pressure and temperature, sits above both Steve Saleen and Parnelli Joness autographs. In front of the driver, a traditional Mustang steering wheel has been fitted with a Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition emblem. Between the seats, a traditional Ford console holds a Saleen Quick Shifter thats complete with a custom, satin-finished Parnelli Jones shift knob. And of course, all the usual power windows, locks, and other Mustang GT items are on hand, and a slick set of clean Saleen sill plates welcome passengers to the interior. This Mustang does come with the original Saleen wheels, factory stereo, and #15 gumball numbers. This 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1488
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