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When the Mustang's 25th anniversary came around in 1989, Ford didn't do much . Thankfully the crew at Saleen did. The result was the Saleen SSC -- one of the most brutal Mustangs of its era. Only 161 were built including this example - #175 -- a pristine 7,900 original mile car.
Like all '89 SSC's, this one is painted with an even coat of white that showcases the cars understated lines. This Mustang's pampered life is obvious from across the room. All the original body panels are still in place and remarkably straight. Panel fitment remains factory correct with above average gaps all around.
Saleen cars always have a number of distinct visual cues to set them apart. At the front, a number 175 decal sits under the driver side headlight just above a tasteful Saleen-designed urethane front air dam. As always, a large Saleen decal graces the top of the windshield. At the sides, urethane skirts give the car a lower look while complimenting the yellow and gray SSC-exclusive stripes. All molding is gray in color. Out back, the urethane rear valance completes the body kit and provides a nice visual tie-in for the competition-design rear wing.
op the hood open and you'll find the legendary multi-port fuel injected 5.0L V8 producing 292 horsepower. Up top, a 65mm throttle body feeds air into a modified upper and lower intake manifold that sends fuel to the Saleen-designed high-flow SSC heads. The valvetrain has been upgraded with 1:7 SVO roller rockers. Polished aluminum valve covers and a special SSC engine plenum plate add some style. Exhaust travels through a Walker Dynomax low-restriction exhaust system.
Backing the 5.0 is a precision shifting Borg Warner T-5 manual transmission with a heavy duty clutch, sending power to the Auburn limited-slip differential packed with 3.55:1 gears. Saleen-specific Racecraft coil springs absorb bumps with the help of Monroe Formula GP electronic cockpit adjustable 3-position struts and shocks. The chassis is stiffened by strut tower braces and a four-point interior support. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes. At the corners specially designed SSC wheels wear a white coating and a General ZP2000 Z-rated tires.
Inside, Saleen removed the rear seat to make room for the four-point cage. The glove leather wrapped seats are firm and supportive. The leather treatment extends to the hand-tailored steering wheel, door panels and shift knobs. Instrumentation comes courtesy of Saleen-branded gauges including a tachometer and 200-mph speedometer. For entertainment, a SSC-exclusive 120-watt Pioneer CD player with a 16-band equalizer sending power to a limited-edition rear sound enclosure.
Regardless if it's driven 5 miles or 25,000 miles, this Mustang offers the chance to enjoy a limited-production low-mileage car with the knowledge that it will continue to appreciate in value.. Don't miss the opportunity to make #175 a permanent part of your collection! Call, click or visit .
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