Saleen Automotive made an expansion to its product lineup announcing the Saleen Heritage Collection vehicles unveiled today at Laguna Seca Raceway. A Limited Edition series, Saleen has covered the entire front of the racing field from the most competitive time in SCCA Trans-Am racing history, pushing them once again to the forefront of the American Pony Car class in a limited edition series.
The three vehicles debuted today are The Saleen | Parnelli Jones Edition and Saleen | Dan Gurney Edition. As a collection, each Saleen Heritage vehicle is representative of the top 5 drivers in the Mission Bell race that took place at Riverside International Raceway on October 4, 1970.
The George Follmer Edition Mustang remembers one of the most successful racing drivers of this era, the Mustang is styled from the #16 1969 Boss 302 Mustang that Follmer campaigned the same year. Coincidentally, 1969 also marks the first year Ford Motor Company debuted and campaigned the Boss 302 Mustang. Mechanically advanced Saleen technology can be found throughout this 2014 Saleen | Follmer edition including a naturally aspirated 470+HP (estimated) 302 high revving 4-Valve engine, track tuned suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission.
All new Saleen vehicles wearing the Heritage Collection banner reflect the same vintage racing attitude of their respective counterpart of yesteryear. Paint color schemes are offered only in the same color identity as the original, forming the backdrop for the Special Edition graphics that set each vehicle apart from the rest of the pack. Each interior is composed to give the driver the same excitement and feeling of running hot laps before a big race, but with modern comforts. Exterior aerodynamics are representative of the beloved cars that race fans still reminisce about today.
The first release of the Collection, is the Saleen | George Follmer Edition Mustang. Unveiled at Laguna Seca during today’s Saleen Heritage Collection debut. This special edition is now available for pre-orders and first deliveries are planned to begin late fall 2013 with orders at the nearest Saleen Authorized Dealership. MSRP for each Saleen Heritage Collection model is estimated to be in the mid $70,000’s.