When you're talking a Saleen, you know you're talking superb design and quality. The Saleen S351 is yet another of this company's desirable road beasts.
Before the Saleen S351 became available in 1997, the Saleen Performance Open House in California held a display of the new super car, where Saleen founder Steve Saleen drove it for the first time. 1998 saw the car featured at the Independence Day National Mustang Show with its founder in Somerset. Another feature of the S351 occurred in 1998 in Franklin at the Music City Grand National Mustang Show, again with its founder. In 1999 the Saleen S351 won an award as first in its category, as well as the Sponsor's Choice for Best of Show at the Augusta, Georgia Mustang Club of America National Show.
The 1997 Saleen S351 Mustang Speedster's price tag was set at $68,000. And the top speeds for this road blaster can reach over 190 mph and it goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Many tests have been done on the Saleen S351, and the results speak for themselves - with 5 stars for almost all facets such as performance, drivability, durability and appearance the Saleen S351 is undeniably a star car!
The Saleen S351 is definitely a one of a kind type of car and was the first of a 1997 production of just 19 Saleen Mustang Convertibles comprising the Saleen modified Windsor 351 cu. in. (5.8 l) engine, with 495.0 bph at 5400 rpm of power and 490.0 ft lbs at 3500 rpm of torque. It is 462 cm long, 182 cm wide and 127 cm high - weighing 1535 kg. So now onto even more detailed car specifications. The Ford Saleen Mustang S351 is comprised of forged pistons, high performance aluminum cylinder heads, not to mention the Ho OHV 90º Supercharged V8 engine. And with Borg Warner 6 speed manual transmission, 13 in. Saleen/Alcon front disc brakes, 10.5 in. Saleen/Alcon rear disc brakes, 18 in. Saleen chrome wheels, Michelin Pilot P265/35 ZR-18 front tires and P295/35 ZR-18 rear tires, as well as Saleen Racecraft Suspension, a Saleen/Borla custom exhaust, and Recaro leather seats - this truly is a dream sports car.
In Nashville in the year 2004 the Saleen S351 was selected as 1 of the 3 cars to be exhibited at the Governor's Ballroom in the Opryland Hotel - to celebrate Saleen's 20th Anniversary.
This car is the one. It's about owning a piece of American muscle car history - the Saleen S351.