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I got the skinny on the 2004 Saleen Thunderbird. Comes in two forms. Was delayed until 2004 because of limited Ford Thunderbird production for 2003. Keep in mind that Ford is abandoning the Thunderbird I believe after 2004, due to poor sales...



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2004 Saleen Thunderbird Bonspeed Edition (supercharged version)

base price: $56,253.00 plus transportation charge $1,375.00 plus taxes, etc.



(The Saleen Thunderbird is built off the Thunderbird Deluxe platform.)



options:

Saleen 13” Brake System $1,330.00

Saleen Custom Paint $6,000.00

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint $11,500.00 (changes colors at different angles)



Ford Options:

Black Accent Package $295.00

5-Speed Automatic w/Select Shift $130.00

Convertible Soft Boot $125.00



Standard Features (Bonspeed Edition):

370 ft.lb. 3.9L V8, 32V DOHC 350HP Engine

5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Saleen Series IV screw type intercooled supercharger

Saleen “Powerflash” performance calibration

Differential gear ratio 3.58:1

Saleen twin gauge pod; boost and air charge temperature

Saleen performance air filter

Saleen performance stainless steel exhaust system

Saleen X-pipe (allows easier exhaust flow for increased performance)



Air Management Design Features:

Saleen urethane front fascia

Saleen urethane side skirts

Saleen urethane rear fascia

Rear diffuser panel (creates a non-visible exhaust system)

Saleen louvered side vents

Saleen Thunderbird rear spoiler

Saleen special aluminum grille

Saleen lightweight vented composite hood

Speedster tonneau cover

Twin sport bars



RaceCraft Suspension Features:

Saleen variable rate front and rear shocks

Saleen N2 coil over front and rear shocks

Saleen front sway bar and pivot bushings

High performance Pirelli Pzero radials 245/40ZR18 (Front) 285/35ZR18 (Rear)

Saleen valve stem caps

Saleen bonspeed multi-spoke alloy wheels

Saleen high performance wheel alignment and tuned chassis



Styling and Interior Features:

Saleen leather sport seats

Saleen speedometer with white faced gauges

Saleen performance driving pedals

Saleen center console

Saleen Thunderbird graphics and identification

Saleen windshield graphic

Saleen fender badge

Saleen serialized engine bay plaque

Saleen serialized bumper number

Saleen serialized console plaque

Saleen championship wreaths

Saleen custom door panels

Saleen custom floor mats

Saleen custom key fob

Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit

Saleen owners document portfolio



Saleen Standard Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color:

Platinum Silver/Black/Chrome

Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Chrome

Evening Black Clearcoat/Silver/Chrome

Merlot/Silver/Chrome

Vintage Mint Green/Black or Silver/Chrome



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2004 Saleen Thunderbird Bonspeed Edition (non-supercharged version)

base price: $50,558.00 plus transportation charge $1,375.00 plus taxes, etc.



(The Saleen Thunderbird is built off the Thunderbird Deluxe platform.)



options:

Saleen 13” Brake System $1,330.00

Saleen Custom Paint $6,000.00

Saleen Extreme Rainbow Paint $11,500.00 (changes colors at different angles)



Ford Options:

Black Accent Package $295.00

5-Speed Automatic w/Select Shift $130.00

Convertible Soft Boot $125.00



Standard Features (Bonspeed Edition):

335 ft.lb. 3.9L V8, 32V DOHC 300HP Engine

5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Saleen “Powerflash” performance calibration

Differential gear ratio 3.58:1

Saleen performance air filter

Saleen performance stainless steel exhaust system

Saleen X-pipe (allows easier exhaust flow for increased performance)



Air Management Design Features:

Saleen urethane front fascia

Saleen urethane side skirts

Saleen urethane rear fascia

Rear diffuser panel (creates a non-visible exhaust system)

Saleen louvered side vents

Saleen Thunderbird rear spoiler

Saleen special aluminum grille

Speedster tonneau cover

Twin sport bars



RaceCraft Suspension Features:

Saleen variable rate front and rear shocks

Saleen N2 coil over front and rear shocks

Saleen front sway bar and pivot bushings

High performance Pirelli Pzero radials 245/40ZR18 (Front) 285/35ZR18 (Rear)

Saleen valve stem caps

Saleen bonspeed multi-spoke alloy wheels

Saleen high performance wheel alignment and tuned chassis



Styling and Interior Features:

Saleen leather sport seats

Saleen speedometer with white faced gauges

Saleen performance driving pedals

Saleen center console

Saleen Thunderbird graphics and identification

Saleen windshield graphic

Saleen fender badge

Saleen serialized engine bay plaque

Saleen serialized bumper number

Saleen serialized console plaque

Saleen championship wreaths

Saleen custom door panels

Saleen custom floor mats

Saleen custom key fob

Saleen “Eagle One” detail kit

Saleen owners document portfolio



Saleen Standard Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color:

Platinum Silver/Black/Chrome

Torch Red Clearcoat/Silver/Chrome

Evening Black Clearcoat/Silver/Chrome

Merlot/Silver/Chrome

Vintage Mint Green/Black or Silver/Chrome

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Would sure as hell be nice to see a new Saleen Explorer!!! 8)
 

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Damn that will be one sick ass car. Wish i could get one.
 

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Beautiful!!
 

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Surprisingly, I really like that. Didn't think I would. I still wouldnt buy one though.
 

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This one is real, from what i know, but i don't have a clue what

a shimano is, i guess it's a team of bikers.



 

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Ah they definitely killed that XP8 with the orgy of bikes on the roof and all those stupid decals + side vinyl design.



Is that real, the 'Saleen' Windstar? Talk about getting groceries with authority.
 

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Ah they definitely killed that XP8 with the orgy of bikes on the roof and all those stupid decals + side vinyl design.



Is that real, the 'Saleen' Windstar? Talk about getting groceries with authority.


It's real as far as made by saleen, but tim allen worked with them for qute a while, and he pretty much could have anything he wanted made.



He has a sweet mustang too, named casper, with a roll bar recessed into the interior, not sure if he sold it or not, but it was for sale in the mustang mags, for 60,000. Had something like 600 horses and he drove it to work everyday.
 

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That car looks good!!
 

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I guess that's Casper? I'm surprised he didn't have something with more flash, especially considering the extent of work that was done to his Windstar
 

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Take a good look at the nose on that mustang, i think it's a combination of a thunderbird and mustang as far as the headlights. That was his first saleen car, well before he worked with them. And it was the early 90's when real crazy customizing was'nt done. keep in mind that model was still in production when he did it. The people at the studios said they could hear him when he was about 2 minutes from arriving. Driving a 500 hp car to work daily is almost unheard of.
 

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Just bringing this thread back up because it's definitely sweet to look at, plus I was wondering what ever happened to the SALEEN Thunderbird? There is basically zero press on that.
 

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Dead;



Saleen pretty much abandoned it when they found out that Ford was killing it off. Only produced the Bonsepeed one.



They did have order forms but quickly pulled them back. Put their money into other efforts. Guess the new management is alot more aware of the bottom line.



Rick



Did anyone go to the Annual Saleen show and see the new Saleen for the 15 second viewing? Any initial impressions?
 
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