Steve Saleen will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his dominant 1987 SCCA/ESCORT Endurance Championship season at the Northwest’s largest Mustang gathering, in Seattle, Washington, on July 12.
The street and race versions of the 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs will be revealed at an event taking place at the Bill Pierre Ford dealership. The location has long been a Saleen dealer. The event is part of the Mustangs Northwest Roundup 2017.
Saleen will be joined by his team and Championship racers George Follmer, Rick Titus, Desire Wilson, and Lisa Caceres.
“I am proud and excited to be formally debuting our Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs at the Bill Pierre Ford dealership, a great Saleen supporter for many, many years,” said Steve Saleen. “Saleen Automotive, Inc., has always been warmly welcomed by the members of Mustangs Northwest at their annual Roundups, so, it was a natural for us to participant in this year’s 2017 Event.”
The commemorative Mustangs, announced back in June, are a throwback to the 1987 SCCA/ESCORT Endurance Championships season that cemented Saleen’s reputation as one of America’s preeminent speed shops. That season saw Saleen win the driver, manufacturer, and team championships.
Based on the 2017 Mustang GT, the 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Mustangs sport a handsome yellow, black, and white livery and feature Ford’s 5.0-liter V8, topped with a 3.2-liter liquid-cooled supercharger. Together they pump out 750 hp for track work and a much more sedate 730 hp on the street.
Both the street and race models share a new exhaust, Racecraft suspension, competition gearshifter, and General Tire’s brand new G-MAX RS performance tires.
What makes the race version racier, you ask? Along with the 20 extra hp, the race model loses its back seats and gets a four-point roll cage, harness, and an upgraded radiator—as well as a few other tweaks that are yet to be revealed.
The reveal is open to all Mustang enthusiasts and will be followed by food, goody bags, and autographs. Mustangs Roundup Northwest 2017, meanwhile, will also feature a track event on Thursday, July 13, at Pacific Raceway in Kent Washington, where pro drivers will be giving press rides in the 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition Mustangs.
Production of these Mustangs starts in September with prices starting at $87,000. Get your order in quick, though, because Saleen only plans on making 30.