In the 1980s, fun American sports cars were making a comeback and the car at the forefront of that movement were ones like this 1986 Ford Mustang Saleen. With its dynamic styling, enhanced handling abilities, and a potent fuel-injected V8 power-plant under its hood, you may never find a specialty-built speed machine that's so affordable ever again.
The Mustang GT was already a great looking car in 1986, but this one enhances all the best elements. The factory-correct Bright Red has a fine luster today that helps highlight the added curves of Saleen's Autosport body kit, including front air dam and side skirts. It also looks great against the special triple gray stripe package that came with these upgraded pony cars. While the Saleen and Ford Motorsport badging all around the car help people to identify this as a truly special coupe, everyone can already tell this is a high performance Ford. Whether they see the special sealed headlamps, the large rear spoiler, or the special 17-inch Saleen Speedline wheels, this coupe makes a bold first impression from every angle.
The ultra-supportive buckets look like they were straight out of the SVO program, and they feature grippy fabric inserts framed by red piping to give it a truly racy look. There's no notable wear, even on the side bolsters in this survivor-grade coupe. If fact, the carpeting, door panels, dash, headliner, and center console all don't reveal this classic's true age. This is a special Mustang, and so it came loaded with power windows, power locks, tilt wheel, and there's even been an upgrade to an AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for modern music players. You even stay comfortable in ice-cold R134a air conditioning. But you know this was built for more than just luxury when you grab the three-spoke Momo steering wheel with your left hand and the Hurst shifter with your right one. And of course, there's plenty of Saleen badging on the special speedo/tach package, glovebox, and an individually numbered plaque on the center console. By the way, this one is number 85 in case you were wondering.
Under the hood is some serious performance. It starts with a DSS 306 short block rebuilt with new bearings and rings. This fuel-injected V8 has a host of other go-fast goodies such as World Products Windsor Jr. iron heads, Comp Cams roller rockers, Comp Cams 270 Extreme Energy cam, and TMoss ported intake. There's a lot more to this power house (call for all the details,) but we had to stop there because this is far more than just a monster motor. You get complete control over the V8 thanks to a Ford Racing Z-spec five-speed manual transmission. You'll love the sound every down shift makes as the Hedman header fed BBK dual exhaust howls with power. And you can do all of this with confidence thanks to the Ford Racing rear end with 3.73 gears. Also take some time to look at the undercarriage photos. We're not just telling you this because how clean the car is, but also because of all the great upgrades Saleen provides. This includes a subframe connector, H&R race springs, Ford Racing control arms, and Koni shocks & struts (including a quad pack in the rear.) Add in great anytime features such as power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and this is a truly unbeatable package.
Complete with build receipts, Marti Report, and owner's manual, you're looking at a custom speed machine for a bargain price. Deals like this never hang around long, so call today!!!