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Celebrating 40 years of Saleen

In four decades, Saleen has created some of the most memorable Mustangs ever and here are some of them


Founded in 1983, Saleen celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2023. This special anniversary was observed at the Muscle Cars and Corvette Nationals show, held November 18-19 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

For the occasion, a portion of the show was dedicated to the brand, and a dozen Saleen cars, mainly third-generation Ford Mustangs, were proudly lined up. These cars represent the infancy of the brand associated with Ford performance.

 

The company founded by Steve Saleen officially began preparing Mustangs in 1984 and expanded the following year. In 1986, Saleen entered the world of motor racing by fitting out Mustangs to compete in the Sport Club of America series. In fact, a number of race-bred models were on display at the show.

 

Among the examples for all to see, we particularly liked the 1985 Ford Mustang Saleen painted in Light Regatta Blue. Only two units in this color were produced this year. Its rarity cannot be questioned.

Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

1985 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
1985 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

1985 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
1985 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

1986 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
1986 Ford Mustang Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

1988 Ford Mustang Saleen R | Photo: Germain Goyer
1988 Ford Mustang Saleen R | Photo: Germain Goyer

Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer
Tribute to the 40th anniversary of Saleen | Photo: Germain Goyer

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