1989 Saleen Race car #91R

John Ames R model

1989 Saleen Race car #91R

John Ames R model
  • This is the Famous¬† 89 #91R model ,John Ames PRO Solo champion,this car was built by Ames and Saleen and won 5 championships in SCCA autocross competition,This super rare car has only 1800 parking lot miles!!! This car has been hidden away for many years in a private collection.
  • Custom Dave Dixion built 302 motor
  • Early Saleen Tall intake
  • Custom built 24lb injectors
  • Full Bolt in Auto power Roll cage
  • 16×8 Race off set wheels
  • Race Auburn Diff
  • Light weight MOD Plactica race seats
  • Roll up windows and AC delete
  • 100% original paint
  • SSC graphics
  • Featured in many article”s and SCCA publications

 

The old saying race on Sunday sell on Monday is still as true today ,and has been a marketing term for many years
Steve Saleen is known for building custom street cars starting in 1984,Saleen started racing in 1986 and has continued thru the years to help market and test parts.
Saleen raced these 86-89 cars in Endurance racing so they had to withstand 24hr races and multiple drivers. The race series was sponsored by the Escort radar dector company, hence the name Escort endurance series.
The most recognized Saleen race cars are the nicknamed bumble bee cars from 87-89. Saleen built only 8 Factory R models compared to Shelbys 26 R models ,so these are rare cars seldom seen buy the average Mustang enthusiast. These R model Saleens were built from new cars and were race cars from day one. The Escort endurance series was intended to showcase the best [...]

Saleen Race car the Beast 93-#01R

Anniversary Race car

 

This is a one of one special Saleen race car 93- #01R,based on the SA10 , this car was called the Beast. It is owned by one of our great customers and friends. The car is a supercharged 302 with a 5 speed trans,side exhaust and custom 9in rear. This car has huge history with Saleen and used at many shows including the MCA show in Charlotte NC in 1999. The car is regularly driven at HPDE events and open track days.

1987 General tire Saleen Race car #20R

The Championship R model

1987 Saleen #20R

This is the most famous and winning Saleen general tire race car. 1987 was the year Saleen took the Manufactures,Driver ,Tire and team championships!!!

This was part of a 3 car team built by Kenny Brown . These cars were amazing and kicked but in the SCCA. This particular car was the car that clinched the points and won it all. the car was the girls car driven by  Desire Wilson,Lisa Caceres and Donna sue Landon.

The R cars were built from new cars and were supposed to be showroom stock but????

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