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Old 10-30-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default 1989 Mustang California Special Edition Saleen INFO??? Anyone?

I would like some info on my 1989 Mustang California Special With the RACECRAFT Suspension. Anyone know anything about them as mine seems to be faster than the bolt on 5.0's in my area. Other than suspension, did I get any other performance goodies? Any info helps from Suspension parts to rearend gears to interior... Anything. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:27 AM   #2
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never heard of one
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:29 AM   #3
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Me neither. Sorry...
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #4
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my guys would be guy slapped stickers on your car.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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LOOKS like a normal gt with stickers as the Saleen had a different ground effects package
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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I do believe that i may be some type of special edition...

First thing, check to see if it is original paint (especially the fenders), if it is original paint, the stickers may be original.

My cousins 89 GT may be very similar to that, it started out dove gray with titainium ground effects, it had the Saleen style "Racecraft Suspension" decals instead of the 5.0 badge, it had FMS 3:73's and was quick. (No paint code in the door). It did have a full size gas tank. The paint was original, and there was no evidence of 5.0 badges ever being on it.

The car was bent pretty bad when he got it, but we fixed it and gave it a new complete paint job, both fenders were repalced and we put 5.0 badges back on.

He does have pictures of it laying around before the repair, but I would have to scan them in if he can find them.

I know most of you guys are quick to refuse that there may be a few special edition stangs out there, but there are some out there.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #7
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LOOKS like a normal gt with stickers as the Saleen had a different ground effects package
Wassup mjr, actually the Saleens had different GFX put on the LX models, but the wheels are defenetly Saleen - but most I've seen are 5 lug though, who knows??

It is very possible that Saleen played around with some GT's as well.

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:44 AM   #8
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from the angle its at, it does look like it is sitting lower than a regular fox....

I'm not denying their existence, Ive just never seen one or heard of one, nor is it mentioned in any of my mustang books...

plus, I am usually skeptical...
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Check this out

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Some of you guys shouldn't be so quick to judge.

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Some of you guys shouldn't be so quick to judge.



that website comes up as malicious
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