The first Saleen Mustang was introduced in 1983 and developed by Ford under the auspices of the racer, Steve Saleen. Using basic ford engines, the earlier models were eye-catchers but later Saleen Mustangs started to win races and proved their credentials of being a power car. It won the prestigious Le Mans and other championships to stamp its pedigree in the minds of many car enthusiasts. All Saleen Mustangs went under the heading of ‘S281’ and had super charged engines up to 550hp.
Together with Parnelli Jones, the Saleen Mustang came out with a special edition last year equipped with a V8 400 hp and many body appurtenances and additions. It was limited to 500 in its production and is sure to prove a collector’s item in years to come with its distinctive looks and cool performance. The Saleen Mustang is one of the most popular models to come out of the Ford stable.
Out of all the Mustangs that have ever been made, the Shelby Mustang is known for having the most power. This car came out in the 1960’s and sold by the thousands. The Shelby Mustang incorporated many different model variants, but the Shelby Mustang GT is probably the most well known. It has a reputation for being been shown in a lot of movies, like the movie Gone In 60 Seconds with Nicolas Cage, which helped in marketing the car as it was the main focus around the theme of the storyline.
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Many famous people have owned a Shelby Mustang GT. The lead singer of The Doors (Jim Morrison) actually owned a 1967 Shelby GT500. This was a car that he had transferred over to a company called Zeppelin Publishing just before he was found dead in 1971. This is a super powerful car and one of the Mustang family members that proves popular at motor exhibitions and a favorite with collectors.