What Is a Saleen Mustang?Last Updated February 5, 2020
Founded by former racecar driver Steve Saleen in 1983, Saleen Automotive has become renowned for performance car builds. Their Mustang modifications originally began with simply improving the car's handling, but eventually evolved into complete customizations including engine and exterior upgrades. They even released the SMS 25A concept car, which was built from the ground up from scratch, as opposed to modifying an existing Ford design.
The 40th-anniversary package was offered for the 2004 Mustang GT. Ford decided to commemorate this historic milestone with a number of special features, which make this anniversary Mustang popular today.
Many special-edition Mustang models have become favorites of Mustang collectors. One of the earlier special-editions models was the California Special Mustang which was first produced in 1968 for only select Ford dealers in California. Ford has started to pay tribute to the GT/CS with recent models as well, including 2019's Mustang.
Larry Shinoda has been credited with a number of key styling changes on the Boss 302. After beginning his career at Ford in 1955, he left to work on the Corvette Stingray at GM. In 1968 he returned to work on the Boss 302.
Created by Sherrod, a Georgia based manufacturer of van conversion kits, is the 500S. This upgrade package available on 2008 Mustangs onward includes a distinctive look, lightweight aluminum air splitter, '60s style billet grille, cold-air intake system, upgraded rims and side exhaust system.