• Apr 14, 2006

While we wouldn’t necessarily call the 2007 Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang the Best of Show overall at the NYIAS, it has easily nabbed the title of Best Mustang of Show. That’s not an insignificant feat considering Ford itself let two new ponies out of its corral – the “California Special” and the GT350H – and had the Shelby GT500 on display.

Following Ford back into the past, Steve Saleen and Parnelli Jones have faitfully recreated the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang that Parnelli himself piloted back in 1970, right down to Grabber Orange paint, shaker hood and Watts linkage rear suspension. (You engineers out there should appreciate the effort that must have went into putting that last item on the list.)

As we said in our earlier post, the Parnelli LE Mustang pumps 370 hp and 370 ft-lbs. of torque out of Ford’s modular V8. We also told you it would cost somewhere in the $50,000 range. Now we know that Steve and company only plans to build and sell 500 units, and Parnelli has dibs on the first one.

Follow the jump for more live detail shots of the Parnelli Mustang.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      well, the window louvers do suck, but at least it doesnt have fake air scoops like so many other ford special edition Mustangs do.... How can any company with self respect put fake air scoops on a car ?? anyway, thank god this one doesnt have'em...
      Leanne Matthews
      • 8 Years Ago
      Eat your hearts out boys! It's fast, it's beautiful, and it's mine! Straight from the Saleen Store in Irvine, and signed by both Steve and Parnelli! See ya!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Leanne Matthews
        That is the best Mustang ever in my opinion. Read the articles, everyone test drives it says the same. No fake hood scoop like the Shelbys, this is the real deal in 2007. It is 400HP, but it beats the GT500 by two seconds on the track? Whats up with that. Racers understand it takes a well balanced vehicle HP, handling, breaking, etc. to make it an awsume car. Not just stickers and bi HP numbers. No BS Turbo, pure NA Muscle car 400HP! It sounds like feels like it and that is what PJ wanted himself when he helped Saleen with this program. I finally only 500 built with both Saleens (retired) and PJ (retired) signed! Just wait 20 years and we will see which one is worth the most!
      Dennis
      • 8 Years Ago
      ugly..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey PJ- Let's see the 2007 Oly!
      • 8 Years Ago
      WOW!!!!What a blast from the past.As a 1970 boss 302 owner(grabber orange) by the way.I like how the rear louvers/spoilers favor the originals.1/4 glass scoops are a must because I've never seen a boss with a 66 shelby 1/4 glass!!!Great job. Now only if I can get my hands on one with out all the ford dealership's GREED!
      • 8 Years Ago
      You have to wonder if somewhere, deep inside FoMoCo, people aren't screaming and pulling their hair out while shouting " damn those SOBs, that was going to be our next "limited edition" cash cow".

      I'm glad I don't have a mountain of money, because choosing between this and a GT350H would be next to impossible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice but its a carbon copy of the Mustang GT-R the front end is the same as the new shelby GT-500
      • 8 Years Ago
      It takes many of its styling cues from the previous generation Mach 1. There are no new ideas here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Given the reasoning behind making this car, originality wasn't a goal of the project. Also, this car isn't supercharged. I like the Old-School Mach-1 feel, but I just can't stand window louvers =
      • 8 Years Ago
      Where can I get one! They are BEAUTIFUL! Great idea from great car people. Just don't jack the price out of reach of the Mustang people and into the hands of collectors only.
      Good eye candy for all ages!

      Mike
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet