Our pick for Best of Show at the 2006 New York Auto Show would have to be the Saleen S302 Parnelli Jones Mustang
. Despite the debut of the Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT-H by Ford, the Parnelli Jones Mustang managed to not only best its corporate-backed cousins, but also emerge as the vehicle we coveted most at the show. While Saleen's website
states that a batch of 500 limited edition cars would be available this fall for purchase, we haven't heard from anybody who has parked one in their garage. Recently, however, a crop of Parnelli Jones Mustangs have popped up on eBay and include #40
and another car
whose serial number is not mentioned. Each is being auctioned by a different dealer, but three of the four auctions feature a no-gouge buy-it-now price of $60,565, which is the car's actual MSRP. Though Ford has introduced a number of Mustang iterations itself, none seem to stir the soul like the Parnelli with its 400-hp V8, Grabber Orange paint, and booming exhaust. And where else are we gonna find a 2007 MY car with louvers on the back hatch like that?
Thanks for the tip, Brad!
[Source: eBay via The Mustang Source Forums]