What Is the Dark Horse Mustang?Last Updated July 21, 2021 | Andrew Boyle
Available in 2009 from Saleen Automotive, for a mere $89,000, was a limited-edition Mustang variant called the Dark Horse. The Dark Horse featured a 302 cu-in engine with a Speedlab SuperShaker option capable of producing 620 horsepower. Only 25-30 of the Dark Horse variant was produced.
Mistakenly called "Playboy Pink", Playmate Pink was a special-order option available on first generation coupes and convertibles. These Mustangs are highly prized by collectors as very few real Playmate Pinks have survived through the years. Authenticating a Playmate Pink Mustang can be difficult since there is no official production data available.
A special Mustang package known as the Sherrod was first introduced by Ford in 2008. Some features of the package included a billet-type upper and lower grille, side dual exhaust and a rear ducktail spoiler. The 2008 Mustang Sherrod came in a variety of colors such as Grabber Orange, Silver and White.
The FR500 Mustang was a race-spec Mustang produced between 2005 and 2008. From the moment the 1999 prototype was shown, this Mustang caught the attention of enthusiasts. Not only was it an exciting vehicle, but you could also buy the parts for your own Mustang.
Steve Saleen founded Saleen Automotive in 1983, originally called Saleen Autosport. Saleen produces modified versions of mass-produced cars, the Mustang being the main contender. From SN95 Mustangs to the S550, Saleen has produced many variants over the past four decades. Some Saleen Mustangs are rarer than others, especially those with lower production numbers.