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Ford Mustang Saleen - 10 Rarest Saleens
The Top-10 Hard-To-Find, But Obtainable, Saleen Mustangs
Steve Saleen has produced around 7,500 of his specialized Mustangs during the last two decades-only a little more than half as many cars as the 13,000-plus GT350s and GT500s Carroll Shelby built between 1965 and 1970.
The beauty of being a manufacturer of limited-production, largely hand-built cars is the opportunity to turn out individual models that get a lot of attention, such as the white '93 R-R-R hatchback made for comedian Tim Allen or the only '95 S-351 produced from a Cobra hardtop convertible. While those one-offs are exciting to read about, chances are Powerball-Lottery slim the average enthusiast would be able to add one to his collection. That's why we began to think about the obtainable rarities: cars that Saleen built in low, but not impossibly low, numbers.
Editor's note: Brad Bowling, a Mustang Monthly contributor and former Saleen PR guy, assembled this list after writing The Saleen Book: 20 Years of Saleen Mustangs, which is due to be released in April. More information about the 450-page hardback can be found at www.thesaleenbook.com. This article was written with the research aid of Stu Akers, Mark LaMaskin, and Greg Wackett.