Saleen revives Heritage Collection with 2014 George Follmer Edition Mustang
Today Saleen Automotive expanded its product lineup with the announcement of the Saleen Heritage Collection and the debut of the George Follmer Edition Mustang. The new Follmer Mustang is a continuance of the coveted Heritage vehicles that Saleen produced in the late 2000’s – the Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition and Saleen Dan Gurney Edition. The car was revealed alongside the original factory-sponsored 1969 #16 Boss 302 Mustang with Follmer himself presenting the car.
Like the previous Saleen Heritage Mustangs, the GF Edition Mustang remembers one of the most successful racing drivers of this era, George Follmer. Follmer has been described as the go-to wheelman when the pressure was on and races needed to be won. The Saleen Follmer Edition Mustang is styled from the #16 1969 Boss 302 Mustang that George 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 Mustang including a naturally aspirated 470+ horsepower (estimated) 302 high revving 4-Valve engine, track tuned suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Follmer Edition Mustang features the same vintage racing attitude of their its counterpart of yesteryear, featuring a two-tone paint scheme that formed the identity of the original. The interior features custom leather seats, a new shifter, Saleen GF badges and more.
“All of our vehicles in the Saleen Heritage Collection were designed and engineered to retain the authentic lineage of the original factory-backed racecars”, added Steve Saleen. “In driving and seeing the new Saleen versions of each car I am quickly taken back to the memories I personally have of these cars at Riverside International Raceway from the 60’s and 70’s.”
The Saleen Follmer Edition Mustang is now available for pre-orders and first deliveries are planned to begin late fall 2013. Orders for these and other Saleen vehicles can be placed at Saleen dealers nationwide, or by contacting Saleen directly for a personalized ordering process which concludes at the nearest Saleen authorized dealership. MSRP for each Saleen Heritage Collection model is estimated to be in the mid $70,000’s. For more information visit www.saleen.com.
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