Upon first glance, its enhanced fifth generation Mustang form is easily recognizable, and yet still leaves the unmistakable impression that it's no ordinary externally modded specimen of its breed. It certainly isn't. This 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition offers a great array of expertly installed details - inside, outside and under the hood. It's still as fresh as can be, having logged just 5510 miles, and its collectability is beyond question, as there were only 500 of its kind ever made of which this is number 62.
Released to commemorate Parnelli Jones' 1970 SCCA Ford Mustang Boss 302 and featuring a whole host of modifications at the hands of Saleen, this '07 wears a Grabber orange exterior with black accenting stripes down its hood and along its sides - a color scheme reserved solely for this special class of Pony. While 10 years would be enough time for the elements to extract their toll, there are no such issues here - this car has been well protected over time and offers the wet-looking shine to prove it, along with a clean AutoCheck report to attest that it's been kept out of harm's way. The scoop rising from its hood doesn't just provide cosmetic punch - it's fully functional, as well, and takes its place among the rest of Saleen's aftermarket handiwork, which includes a race-inspired front air dam and headlight treatment, a billet aluminum fuel door, hood pins, side skirts, rear window slats, distinctive Saleen badging and a rear wing resting on the deck lid that replicates the look of its '70 Parnelli Jones counterpart.
Inside, there are plenty more distinctive touches to set this Mustang apart from the crowd. The two-tone pattern of the front buckets and rear bench seats is another styling cue reserved for this limited edition and having seen only limited use, the seating's black and orange leather surfaces are still at their best, as is the center console situated between the buckets that offers up a special edition manual shifter with badged billet knob. Directly above, the signatures of both Parnelli Jones and Steve Saleen grace the center of the dash panel, which also sports a 180mph speedometer and Saleen gauge pod in its instrument cluster. There's a nice array of comfort and convenience options on board here, including power windows and door locks, power seats, air conditioning, cruise control and an AM/FM/CD stereo system that also offer iPod connectivity. A Saleen-badged steering wheel sits on a tilt column, while just below it you'll see a set of pedals created specifically for the occasion.
5.0 liter engines have been strongly associated with Mustangs over the generations - after all, they're the metric equivalent of the 302 this model commemorates - but the representative sitting inside this showroom-fresh compartment features quite a number of upgrades to enhance its output and elevate its status, including a higher compression ratio, forged pistons and rods, ported aluminum heads and a performance cam that combine to equip it with 400 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. It sounds great through its Saleen-tuned 2.5" exhaust and teams with a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission and a 3.73 posi rear end that applies power to pavement with surefootedness. Beefy sway bars in both front and back pair with Saleen shocks and this Mustang's lowered stance to make it a corner-carver par excellence, while 4-wheel power disc brakes that include 14" slotted rotors provide outstanding stopping ability. This singular Mustang tears up the asphalt on its set of 19" Saleen aluminum wheels with special edition center caps wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires.
Impeccably sharp and expertly configured in all respects, this 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition is one very rare find. Call today!