1986 Ford Mustang $41,995
In the 1980s, fun American sports cars were making a comeback and the car at the forefront of that movement were ones like this 1986 Ford Mustang Saleen. With its dynamic styling, enhanced handling abilities, and a potent fuel-injected V8 powerplant under its hood, this both represents an optimistic new era of American cars and it's also a ton of fun to drive today.
The Mustang GT was already a great-looking car in 1986, but this one enhances all the best elements. The factory-correct black is a later respray, and it has a fine luster today that helps highlight the added curves of Saleen's Autosport body kit - including the front air dam and side skirts. It also looks great against the special triple gray stripe package that came with these upgraded pony cars. While the Saleen and Ford Motorsport badging all around the car help people to identify this as a truly special coupe, everyone can already tell this is a high-performance Ford. Whether they see the special headlamps (with cover mountings and the special Saleen build number,) cool Black US Mags alloys, or the special large rear spoiler, this coupe makes a bold first impression from every angle.
The interior has an extra-clean and well-kept style. The ultra-supportive bucket seats look like they were straight out of the SVO program, and they feature soft two-tone gray velour framed by red piping to give them a truly sporty look. There's no distinct wear, even on the side bolsters in this attractive coupe. This is a special Mustang, and so it came loaded with power windows, power locks, a tilt wheel, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. But you know this was built for more than just luxury when you grab the three-spoke sports steering wheel with your left hand and the upgraded shifter with your right one. And of course, there's plenty of Saleen badging on the special speedo/tach package, glovebox, and an individually numbered plaque on the center console. By the way, there is also a video proving that it's Steve Saleen's signature on the dash.
Under the hood is a proper performance powerhouse. Ford was just entering its fuel-injected 5.0 era, and so that was the right base for a Saleen car. This remains mostly stock, but the updated radiator with electric fans, MSD distributor, and long tube headers make this a much better all-around runner. And the five-speed manual transmission means you have firm control over it all. Also, take some time to look at the undercarriage photos. You'll spot nice features like upgraded springs, Koni shocks & struts (including a quad pack in the rear), and an upgraded rear diff cover. Add in great anytime features such as power steering, power brakes, and, and front discs, and this is a fun driver's classic.
The sale comes complete with the factory buildsheet, show poster, and letter from Saleeen describing this as 1 of 20 ever made. You're looking at a custom speed machine from an era when we got very few. Deals like this never hang around long, so call today!!!