696 original miles, #8 of 25 built
The Ford Mustang Saleen – many call it the ultimate Mustang. It has more power, more attitude, and more exclusivity than the others. Add to the Saleen a special edition package and these cars will hold their values much better than standard Mustangs. If you're looking for the best of the best, the top dog in the Saleen heritage, this is it – Number 8 of a mere 25 – 2008 Saleen S302 Sterling Edition.
- 696 original miles
- Original jacket, window sticker
- #8 of 25 built
- 620 Horsepower
- 5.0 liter stroker, six speed manual
- Full-length Stainless Works headers
- Was $79,990.00
As you approach this car you'll notice the super sharp two-tone sterling clear coat paint finish. It's a special color commemorating an anniversary year for Saleen and it's absolutely gorgeous. Light reflecting off the finish reminds us of show room condition! As you'd expect from a car of such low miles, the glass and all lenses are in excellent condition. A carbon fiber wind splitter and rear air diffuser enhance the aerodynamics. Gripping the road and completing the look, the car rides on unique 20 inch Sterling Edition forged Durabright split 5-spoke wheels.
The interior brings us the same joy as does the exterior. The black Alcantara and leather look absolutely gorgeous. Custom stitching on the seats and dash, along with the Saleen embroidered logos, are as cool as it gets. All the switches and controls work as expected. We found no tears or scratches on the interior. A Passport Radar Laser system is installed if you're interested in pushing the pedal to metal.
And speaking of pushing the pedal, under the hood you'll be impressed. The 5 liter 3-valve V8 produces 620 HP, 600 lb-ft torque. With the help of a twin-screw supercharger and stainless exhaust, twisting the key to hear those horses rumble gets us excited!
Here's the press release from Saleen:
The phrase “Saving the best for last” just got an exclamation point. Just when it appeared all the North American International Auto Show reveals were complete, Saleen Automotive unveiled its 25th Anniversary Sterling Edition Ford Mustang. “At Saleen, automotive passion is more than a catch phrase, it is a lifestyle,” said Saleen General Manager, Marques McCammon. “Showcasing our Sterling Edition Ford Mustang at today's Sterling VIP Preview is a demonstration of the things that reflect the way our buyers live. They have a high sense of style, a love for all things performance and an affinity for the exclusive. That is the very theme of the VIP Preview event.” The Sterling VIP Preview was a night full of announcements from Saleen. Among the more significant was the announced move of the Saleen World Headquarters from Irvine, California to Troy, Michigan. “This is a strategic move for the company,” said Saleen CEO, Paul Wilbur. “Our Troy facility has one of the most sophisticated low volume paint facilities in North America. When you combine that with the phenomenal automotive talent pool that is available in Michigan, it is a natural step.” The executive stated that Saleen will maintain an advanced engineering and administrative staff in the “Golden State” to support ongoing operations, but vision would be driven from Detroit. No night with Saleen is complete without product and the Sterling VIP Preview was no exception. To commemorate 25 years of producing high performance specialty vehicles, Saleen unveiled the Sterling Edition S302E. This 25 unit limited edition version of the Saleen flagship car will deliver the patented blend of Saleen style, performance and exclusivity that can only be rivaled by Saleen's own S7. “The Sterling Edition S302E is the cream of the crop,” said Saleen General Manger, Marques McCammon. “Saleen is about details and we left none to chance when we created this car. From the hand painted graphics, to the 16 oz genuine sterling silver serialized dash plaque, this car has it all. This is the very definition of a 100-point car.”
Exterior: Each badge is brushed billet, milled with the 25th Anniversary wreath. The car rides on unique 20 inch forged aluminum alloy wheels with a state of the art DurabrightTM corrosion resistant coating. The hand painted gunsight exterior accent aims your attention from the rear of the car to the 25th Anniversary wreath that adorns the hood. The Saleen engineered front carbon wind splitter and rear air diffuser was designed to enhance the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The vehicles sub 4 second 0-60 performance is arrested by massive 15 inch cross drilled vented rotors that are also unique to the “Sterling Edition”.
The interior of the car is wrapped in luxurious black Alcantara and leather, with silver accent stitching on the door inserts, dash and center console. To commemorate the 25th anniversary, a genuine sterling silver serialized medallion adorns the instrument panel. To insure that the driver can always stay connected, it includes a navigation system and iPod connector. The car's 620 horses are called into action at the simple push of a button by virtue of the console mounted push button starter, offered for the first time on an E car in this special edition model.