2009 NMRA All Ford Show - Jersey Toys
The NMRA All-Ford Auto Show At Atco Attracted Some Of The Best Mustangs From The Garden State
Editor's Choice: On The Trail Again
Bob Hahn Sr. owns the trifecta of Mustang collectability-rare, high-performance, and low-mileage. In fact, we'd have to say that Bob's '92 SAAC Mk 1 Mustang is a unique Mustang in its own right. With only 65 SAAC Mustangs produced, it's rarer than '65 Shelbys and Boss 429s. The 295 naturally-aspirated horsepower and suspension mods place it in the Shelby GT350 category for performance. And with only 77 miles, it's a low-mileage original.
To top it off, Bob is the original owner. "It had 17 miles showing on the odometer when I bought it," Bob tells us. "On Feb. 24, 1992, I purchased a new car trailer and drove to Watson Engineering in Taylor, Michigan, where the Mk 1 conversions were done. It was subsequently driven to Crouse Ford Sales for a warranty issue to repair a non-working passenger-side window and I got caught in a cloud burst on the way home. So after that, the car was parked. It's hauled in an enclosed car trailer to a couple of car shows each year."
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Produced by the SAAC Car Company, an outgrowth of the Shelby American Automobile Club, the SAAC Mk 1 Mustangs were first offered in 1991. Interestingly, Carroll Shelby approved the project but couldn't lend his name because he was obligated to Chrysler at the time. Developed in conjunction with Ford to help introduce the GT40 performance parts, the SAAC Mustangs were initially offered as Mk 1 models in white with blue stripes. Equipment included the 295hp GT-40 engine package, rear disc brakes from Ford SVO, Koni struts and shocks, lowering springs, and 17-inch 5-lugs wheels. Later, SAAC offered Mk 2 and Snake versions. All were hand assembled. Production ended shortly after Ford introduced the '93 Cobra.