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|Saleen is teaming up with
race car legend Parnelli Jones for a 2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones limited
edition Grabber Orange Mustang. Parnelli Jones was a very accomplished
american race car driver who won the 1963 Indy 500 along with several
other races in many types of vehicles including sports cars, Indycars,
sprint cars, midget cars, off-road vehicles, and stock cars.
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Steve Saleen, President & CEO of Saleen,
said, "Parnelli Jones is an American racing icon. In the fifties,
sixties, and seventies Parnelli won just about every race that he
appeared in, including the Indy 500. 1970 was the year that the
SCCA Trans Am Series boasted the most competitive field ever, and
Parnelli Jones and his Boss 302 Mustang competed against the likes
of Mark Donahue and Dan Gurney, and there he captured the championship.
Our relationship began in 1987 when Parnelli raced for me on the
Saleen team, and helped us win our first SCCA Manufacturer's Championship
at Sebring, Florida. I can't think of any other individual that
brings with him the unique connection between championship winning
Mustangs and Saleen."
Parnelli Jones commented, "It's a true
honor to have a special edition Saleen wearing my name. This impressive
car takes me back in time -- it makes me want to take it for a run
around the track. I'm sure that this car will be an adrenaline-pumping
experience for anyone who has the chance to own or drive one. I
think that this car is going to evoke nostalgia not only for Steve
Saleen and myself, but for everyone that lays their eyes on it."
Advanced & Authentic
In 1970, spectators wore bell
bottom pants and mood rings and watched Parnelli in his Grabber
Orange Boss 302 Mustang with black striped hood, cross the finish
line to take numerous checkered flags and overall championship.
Today's Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited
Edition Mustang reflects the same authentic vintage attitude but
comes complete with a new Saleen 302 cid V-8, 3-valve engine. This
engine produces a whopping 370 SAE hp at 6000 RPM, and with 370
ft-lb of torque at 4000 RPM. The high compression engine transforms
a normal drive into an exciting thrill ride. Awakening the senses,
the new Saleen engine is equipped with a high compression, high
revving valve train, utilizing forged pistons, rods, and crankshaft
and a lightweight, aluminum flywheel. Top-performance calibrations
are thanks to Saleen's PowerFlash(TM) technology.
Also included in this Limited Edition
are new Saleen 302 valve covers. Completing the authenticity and
providing additional high performance capabilities is the new exhaust
system that provides a low-resonating sound that is a legacy of
Classic & Contemporary
"We designed this commemorative
vehicle to capture the raw, aggressive feel that Parnelli raced
with, and created a racing revolution," continued Steve Saleen.
The new Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited
Edition comes in one color, Grabber Orange. Period correct details
include a black striped "shaker" hood, race-style hood
pins, black trunk deck, and 302 side stripes.
Completing the overall effect, the
new Limited Edition comes with Saleen performance styling including
front fascia with racing-style air dam, side skirts, rear fascia,
rear 1970 replica wing, trunk insert license plate panel with chrome
trim, rear window quarter panels, and a racing-style billet gas
cap. Demonstrating further the authenticity of this retro-beauty,
Parnelli's racing number, 15, removable and reusable static cling
race decals, and the Ford blue oval are displayed -- just like the
one that appeared on Parnelli's 1970 Boss 302 Mustang.
Signature decals of both Steve Saleen
and Parnelli Jones show above the door roof rails, and an all-new
Saleen Parnelli Jones logo appears throughout the exterior and interior.
Borrowed from the seventies are the restyled rear window louvered
sport slats, which is an essential part of the overall styling.
Saleen Racecraft Suspension
Keeping with both Steve Saleen's and Parnelli's
race ancestry, the Limited Edition is designed utilizing Saleen's
own precision suspension. However this all new, yet classic Watts-Link
suspension is derived from racing and performance applications,
and offers the purest in race-type handling. The superior springs,
shocks and swaybars provide even greater performance capabilities
enabling the tires to remain firmly on the road even in extreme
Rounding off the Limited Edition are the Minilite-style
19" x 9" front and 19" x 10" rear racing wheels
which prominently display the Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
center cap, which reflects the cool racing heritage from which they
were bred. The car is outfitted with high-performance Pirelli 275
x 40 x 19 front, and 285 x 40 x 19 rear tires, and offers race-car-like
stopping with Saleen 14" brakes.
Strap yourself inside the Saleen / Parnelli
Jones Limited Edition and you're back in time! A time when driving
meant extreme passion for the car, the race -- and all about the
win! Experience the beautifully coordinated orange and black racing-style
seats which envelop the driver and the passenger. Grip the steering
wheel, grab the special Limited Edition gear shift knob, view the
integrated twin gauge pod that reflects oil pressure and temperature,
and vintage instrumentation panel with its black background and
white characters, and you're there! Turn the key, blip the throttle,
take her for a couple of laps around the track, or around the block,
and you can easily imagine you're at Laguna Seca driving with a
racing legend -- and the checkered flag is yours!
|Feel the Spirit
"Parnelli Jones is an extraordinary example
of a legend maker. Even after nearly four decades, his abilities
and visions for the sport have very few equals. I anticipate that
Parnelli's racing spirit will come alive in every Saleen / Parnelli
Jones Limited Edition that we manufacture. Capping on our motto,
'Power in the Hands of a Few,' we will produce a limited number
-- up to only 500 -- in honor of Parnelli winning the Indy 500 in
1963," said Steve Saleen.
Inspired from Parnelli's original 1970 Boss
302 Mustang, the 'Saleen / Parnelli Jones Limited Edition' lives
and breathes all things inherently Parnelli -- and all things Saleen!
Availability and Pricing
Certified Saleen Ford dealers throughout the
United States are now taking orders for the Saleen / Parnelli Jones
Limited Edition that will be distributed this Fall as a 2007 model.
MSRP is estimated to be in the mid-to- high $50,000 for this limited
production vehicle. Taxes, designation charges, and other fees may