Saleen Automotive introduced the Saleen Heritage Collection vehicles at the Laguna Seca Raceway. The limited edition series covers the entire front of the racing field from the most competitive time in SCCA Trans-Am racing history. The trilogy of vehicles that made their debut are a continuance of the coveted heritage vehicles that Saleen produced in the late 2000’s: The Saleen | Parnelli Jones Edition and Saleen | Dan Gurney Edition. Each Saleen Heritage vehicle is representative of the top 5 drivers in the Mission Bell race that took place at Riverside International Raceway on October 4, 1970.
This particular race was notable in that it was the final race of an extremely competitive season for the SCCA Trans- American Championship. The first vehicle to be unveiled is the George Follmer Edition Mustang, inspired by the #16 1969 Boss 302 Mustang that George Follmer campaigned the same year.
This Mustang is powered by a naturally aspirated 470+HP (estimated) 302 high revving 4-Valve engine, it has a track tuned suspension and a 6-speed manual transmission. The second vehicle unveiled by Saleen was the Mark Donohue Edition Camaro that commemorates the racing career of Mark Donohue. He was known to strategize every aspect that of his race vehicle from engineering setup to driving toward each victory. The Saleen Donohue Edition Camaro is inspired by the #6 1969 Camaro that sparked the flame of major competition for the racing series and claimed the season championship that same year.
The third vehicle to be presented by Saleen is the Swede Savage Edition Barracuda, a car inspired by the #42 1970 factory-sponsored racer that Savage drove during the same season. Each of the Heritage Collection vehicles come complete with modern engineering features as standard equipment. The first release of the Collection is the 2014 Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang.
The second release of the Heritage Collection is the Saleen Mark Donohue Edition Camaro. Expected to be unveiled in winter 2013, with production beginning early 2014. The Saleen Savage Edition Barracuda will be presented in spring 2014. MSRP for each Saleen Heritage Collection model is estimated to be in the mid $70,000's. [source: Saleen]