My 1988 Saleen Mustang #573 Rebody / Tribute started life as a 2.3L 4 cylinder LX w/ auto tranny that i bought back in 97 as a recovered theft from Staten Island NY. I bought the car from Menard Automotive, a mustang salvage yard in NH. The 88 mustang was already missing its 2.3L & auto tranny making the swap a little easier for me. I did the full 5.0 swap & converted the tranny to 5 speed w/ a stock 8.8 & all 5.0 brakes & suspension. After the full 5.0 swap was done, i then spent a few years collecting all the Saleen parts i could get my hands on! Once that near impossible mission was complete, I added the full Saleen body kit w/ front bumper filler molding, Saleen centrex rear wing, complete 1988 Saleen decal kit & emblems, Saleen Mesh 16x7 front & 16x8 rear wheels w/ 225-50-16s, full Saleen/SVO 5 lug 4 wheel disc brakes w/ an SSBC adjustable brake proportioning valve, 8.8 rear w/ 3.55s, SVO 73MM front calipers w/ Hawk pads & cross drilled rotors & Saleen/Racecraft suspension. Then toping it all off was the interior conversion. Out came all the original red interior & in went the very rare & hard to find Saleen FloFit interior consisting of front & rear matching Saleen FloFit seats, Saleen door panel inserts, Saleen gauge cluster, Momo 3 point steering wheel w/ correct Ford horn button, Saleen shift knob, matching dash emblem & Escort radar detector offered with these earlier Saleen mustangs. This has been one hell of a project car. Twisty back roads is what this car is made for! Its a well balanced package to say the least :-)
Remember now, this is a 4 cylinder/automatic to 5.0/ T5 conversion built to 88 Saleen specs!
Thank you to the friends that made this possible & the few wrecked 1988 Saleen Mustangs that donated alot of parts!