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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2022, 01:23:05 PM »
Agreed Saleen has some very nice visual add ons and performance upgrades



The only bummer about Saleen and his cars, they are not reliable. Every one we tested broke down. Steve is a horrible businessman, and a PR bore. The 1980s cars were and are now getting the respect and bringing some serious dough.
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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2022, 05:10:01 PM »
^^^ I was about to write the exact same thing.  9 out of 10 Saleens we ever tested at MT and Car Craft broke.  Maybe closer to 9.9 out of 10.

I seem to recall stories from one of Saleen's team drivers about how Steve would sometimes skip out on hotel bills.  I'm not sayin' it's true...just what I heard.
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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2022, 12:53:35 PM »
^^^ I was about to write the exact same thing.  9 out of 10 Saleens we ever tested at MT and Car Craft broke.  Maybe closer to 9.9 out of 10.

I seem to recall stories from one of Saleen's team drivers about how Steve would sometimes skip out on hotel bills.  I'm not sayin' it's true...just what I heard.


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We were filming an interview with Jim Wangers, and Ro from Car Craft was testing a Saleen at the same location. Ro was so pissed (and dropping many F bombs) at that Saleen for constantly breaking down and stalling. He couldn't even make it run long enough to get any numbers on it. He let me have a crack at it, and I agree it was a POS!
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1968 GT-350--Gold
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1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 5 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase heads, intake with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!!

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2022, 09:24:16 AM »
We have Saleens and then we have the Saleen

Not a retro
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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2022, 11:11:20 AM »
We have Saleens and then we have the Saleen

Not a retro



THAT Saleen was the biggest POS.
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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2022, 01:40:50 PM »



THAT Saleen was the biggest POS.


Agreed,  make mine black with twin turbos  !
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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2022, 04:11:54 PM »



THAT Saleen was the biggest POS.


Agreed,  make mine black with twin turbos  !



Thats a black, twin turbo POS! lol
Its a Saleen, 'nuff said. I would rather have a 2005-2006 Ford GT, baby!
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1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 5 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase heads, intake with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!!

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2022, 04:20:10 PM »



THAT Saleen was the biggest POS.


Agreed,  make mine black with twin turbos  !



Thats a black, twin turbo POS! lol
Its a Saleen, 'nuff said. I would rather have a 2005-2006 Ford GT, baby!


LMAO funeeee!

Why an over priced Ford GT that your under indentured servitude for years?

Buy the faster car 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds for $70,000 and then spend the other $430,000 on fuel and hamburgers.....lol !

Purty in blue, don't you think
« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 04:21:59 PM by FL SAAC »
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

Florida S.A.A.C Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2022, 04:21:23 PM »
Back to the topic at hand:

What retro design  appeals to you?
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

Florida S.A.A.C Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2022, 04:29:58 PM »
Back to the topic at hand:

What retro design  appeals to you?
I think you need to go grab a cup of coffee because that topic is on another thread☕️

        Roy

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2022, 04:39:30 PM »
Back to the topic at hand:

What retro design  appeals to you?
I think you need to go grab a cup of coffee because that topic is on another thread☕️

        Roy

Roy by golly you are correct,  what a long day of fishing and adult beverages dies to one.  My sincerest apologies,  but dang that $70k Vette put that $500k puppy to shame
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

Florida S.A.A.C Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind

I have a UNGOLD car

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2022, 04:43:18 PM »
Back to the topic at hand:

What retro design  appeals to you?
I think you need to go grab a cup of coffee because that topic is on another thread☕️

        Roy
  with all that excitement I ????  , Oh, never mind  :)

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Re: New Mustang S 650 spotted ?
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2022, 05:15:43 PM »



THAT Saleen was the biggest POS.


Agreed,  make mine black with twin turbos  !



Thats a black, twin turbo POS! lol
Its a Saleen, 'nuff said. I would rather have a 2005-2006 Ford GT, baby!


LMAO funeeee!

Why an over priced Ford GT that your under indentured servitude for years?

Buy the faster car 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds for $70,000 and then spend the other $430,000 on fuel and hamburgers.....lol !

Purty in blue, don't you think



As per topic...
I would love to own a 2005/06 Ford GT...and it's retro. The new 'Vette won't be worth a damn in 5 years. Now back to regular programming as Roy suggested.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 05:20:42 PM by crossboss »
Past owned Shelby's:
1968 GT-350--Gold
1970 GT-500--#3129--Grabber Orange.
Current lifelong project:
1969 Mustang Fastback/FOX chassis, 5 speed, 4 wheel discs, with a modern Can-Am 494 (Boss 429), Kaase heads, intake with a 1425 cfm 'B' Autolite Inline carb, ala Trans-Am style…Whew!!