Auction (Ending Soon!): Low-Mileage 1988 Ford Mustang Saleen 5-Speed

1988 Ford Mustang Saleen by Bring A Trailer

North County Motor Sales of Lancaster, New Hampshire sold this 1988 Ford Mustang example new to Saleen Autosport. Only 708 units of the Mustang were produced in 1988, and the example is #8 to be produced.

Finished in Oxford White, the example was also given some Saleen modifications which include a rear spoiler side skirts, revised front and rear valances, and silver tri-tone side graphics. The Saleen build number (08) of the car can also be seen on the driver’s side of the front bumper cover. Other features include a sunroof, dual exhaust outlets, and a fender-mounted antenna.

It sits on white, 16-inch mesh alloy wheels with polished lips wrapped with 225/50 General XP2000V that were said that have been delivered with the car from new. Saleen suspension modifications also include strut top bearings, performance-tuned springs, Monroe Formula GP shocks, urethane sway for bushings, and a horizontal axle damper. Power assisted four-wheel discs provide the braking power. In preparation for the sale, a brake fluid flush was carried out on the example.

The main highlight of the interior are the Flo-Fit bucket seats wrapped in two-tone Medium Gray cloth with red accents. Saleen-branded door panels and floor mats were given the same trim. Comfort features include rear window defroster, power windows, and an optional Pioneer Super Tuner III cassette head unit connected to a Pioneer graphic equalizer and six speakers.

1988 Ford Mustang Saleen by Bring A Trailer

The center console features a serialized Saleen plaque. Steven Saleen’s signature can be seen on the dashboard. The MOMO steering wheel is wrapped in leather and frames a 170-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and some supplementary gauges. It also has a five-digit odometer that shows only 10k miles, with just a handful added by the current consigner.

Powering the Saleen is a 5.0-liter High Output V8 engine that can produce 225 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Saleen modifications added a strut tower brace.

Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California serviced the example in preparation for the sale. It was during this time that they also replaced the serpentine belt and fluids. The sale will come with the original serpentine belt. A Borg-Warner T-5 five-speed manual transmission and a Traction-Lok limited-slip differential with 3.55:1 gearing sends power to the rear wheels. The differential and transmission fluids were also prepped for the sale.

A letter from Saleen lists down the equipment and specification of the car.

No accidents or other damage are noted in the Carfax report starting from 1990.

Bidding for the 10-k Mile 1988 Ford Mustang Saleen 5-Speed ends in less than four hours. As of writing, it has a bid of $52,500.