2008 Ford Mustang
Year of manufacture2008
Mileage19 347 mi / 31 136 km
Exterior brand colourWhite
-White Clearcoat (HP) with Blue Graphics, Grey leather with Blue Alcantara and Vintage White inserts and blue deviated stitching, Black carpet, Saleen specific 19in Anthracite wheels, 19,000 miles from new, Supercharged 281 cubic inch (4.3L) V8, 465hp, 424 ft-lb of torque, 5-speed manual gearbox, Number 28 (Dan Gurney's racing number) of 301 examples produced. In actuality only 67 (30 in white and 37 in blue) cars ended up being produced so it is much more rare than originally expected.
Based of a 2008 factory Ford Mustang GT, the car was then sent to Saleen where is was treated to a host of performance, suspension and styling upgrades. Starting with the powertrain, Saleen went through the car and added their Series VI integrated screw type supercharger, "Powerflash" performance calibrated ECU, Dual-stage water to air intercooler system, 39lb. fuel injectors, 98mm mass air flow sensor, high-flow inlet tube and airbox cover, Performance air filter, 2 1/2in stainless steel performance exhaust system with dual mufflers and quad stainless steel tips and 5-Speed short throw manual gearbox.
The upgraded "Racecraft" suspension system installed, Consisting of Saleen specific front and rear coil springs, Front struts (N2) and rear shocks (N2), Front and rear sway bar and pivot bushings, Gen II Watts link, 14.0in vented front disc brake system with 4 piston calipers, Exclusive Gurney Edition Anthracite powder coated 5-spoke wheels measuring 19x9 (f) and 19x10® with Gurney Eagle center caps.
With the addition of the increased power comes the need for improved aerodynamics. Saleen stepped up to the challenge and created a host of parts consisting of a Saleen designed injection molded TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) front facia, Chin spoiler with 3M scratch resistant coating, TPO side skirts, TPO, rear facia, Gurney Edition metal mesh front driving light covers, Center rear body panel in matte black, Gurney Edition rear "duck-bill" spoiler. Additional styling cues include, "Dan Gurney" milled zinc exterior badging, Gurney Edition exterior graphics including customized body side 'C-Stripe' and rear valance detail featuring the Gurney Eagle logo, "Gurney" silver windshield graphic, Saleen championship wreath (new for 2008), Gurney Edition race graphics package including #2 Roundel kit, Gurney Eagle insignia, AAR decal, Gurney Edition serialized bumper number (28), '69 Heritage "Stinger Style" aluminum hood with accent race graphic, Gurney Edition Anthracite powder coated billet aluminum fuel filler cap. Additionally the Saleen Heritage Rear Window Sport Slats and Saleen Digital Lifestyle Package (navigation and iPod docking station) were added as an options.
Spending most of your time in the driver seat, Saleen left no stone unturned when it came to the interior. Behind the Saleen leather wrapped steering wheel with Gurney Eagle steering wheel badge is a Saleen 200 MPH speedometer with Gurney Edition black faced gauges, Saleen designed chrome dash vent bezels, Saleen Performance driving pedals with driver foot brace, Laser etched billet aluminum shift knob, Leather shift boot with blue deviated stitching, "Dan Gurney" aluminum door sill plates, Saleen floor mats, Gurney Edition leather performance driving seats with Alcantara insert panels in blue with Vintage white leather racing stripes and blue deviated stitching, Gurney Eagle embroidered head rests, Gurney Edition, Milled zinc serialized dash plaque and Saleen key fob. To truly make this car stand out, it was personally signed on the dashboard by Dan Gurney himself.
This 2008 Saleen Dan Gurney Signature Edition H281SC Coupe was originally purchased by the Purvis Family who owned Lafayette Ford, Purvis Ford as well as other Ford dealerships during the Gurney era. They sponsored Dan Gurney's NASCAR Legend Series race team. Dan Gurney raced using numbers, 28, 121 and 0. 28 was his lucky number for the 1963 Riverside Series which he won 5 times. Pat Purvis special ordered this car with the serial number 28 in honor of the man himself. With only 296 mile on the car it was sold to its current custodian in November of 2009 and brought to Connecticut. Under his car it has been carefully looked after and diligently serviced regularly. Now up for sale with Autosport Designs, the car comes with full Saleen document portfolio, build sheet, warranty guide, owner's manual, framed window sticker, Saleen "Eagle One" detail kit, spare tire, jack and tool kit. Always serviced and enthusiast owned, this 2008 Saleen Dan Gurney Edition is ready to drive and to draw attention at any car show or cars and coffee.