Unique Saleen S7 Hits Auction In March
Saleen built 1,500 units of the S7. But none like the one you are about to get acquainted with. And this one is for sale. Expect to see it at the RM Sotheby’s auction on 11th March. This particular Saleen S7 finished in Speedlab Silver with Beige leather interior is the only one with this combination. No other like it anywhere. Furthermore, it rides on seven-spoke silver polished wheels. As far as supercars go, this one looks simply fantastic. Sure, it comes with a certificate of authenticity proving its credentials.
Apart from the unique finish and interior combo, this particular S7 features a naturally aspirated 427 V8 in the middle position. One of 30 built with a naturally aspirated engine. It’s that cool. Considering it covered only 1,500 miles, the 2004 Saleen S7 could be the one of few in immaculate condition. Regardless of low mileage it actually had three owners, but, obviously, no one drove it too much. It is a perfect collectible item no doubt.
Utilizing adjustable front and rear suspension and four-wheel ventilated Brembo disc brakes, Saleen equipped it with all the stuff it could possibly integrate back at the time. That 550hp 427 V8 provides astonishing performance for the S7. It could generate enough torque to shoot the 2,865 lbs car to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. It covers the standing quarter of a mile in 11.35 seconds and then continues to the top speed of 220 mph (estimated).
Sure, it isn’t as potent as the S7 twin-turbo which came out in 2005, but consider that it was faster than anything available on the roads back then. Scheduled for the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale, auctioneers expect it will fetch a price anywhere between $390,000 to $500,000.
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