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Old 04-20-2017
jstangs32 jstangs32 is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NE Alabama
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Default Sold: 98-0008B Budget Rental 'vert - $13,900.00

Fresh and ready to drop the top for spring cruising - here we have 98-08B, 1 of 10 Budget Rental cars produced in 1998, and 1 of only 2 painted Pacific Green. And to boot, it's a rare factory 5-speed Budget, as the vast majority of Bs were automatics.Saleen produced the Budgets from 1996-1998, with production being 30, 88, and 10, respectively.This 85,000+ mile Budget still has it's LAX rental car bar code stickers and rides on the correct painted magnesium wheels.

If you attended Ponies in the Smokies last month, you likely saw this Budget inside as part of the "4 Decades of Saleen" display.

When I bought 98-08B, it was not running, and needed significant TLC. Over the past year, the following work has been done to make it a nice driver:
- rebuilt engine, bored 20 over
- replaced valve covers (stock) and gaskets
- new belts, hoses, spark plugs
- rebuilt 19lb factory injectors (flow matched and balanced)
- new clutch
- flywheel resurfaced
- replaced engine mounts
- new trans mount
- new ball joints
- new sway bar bushings
- new intake
- replaced EGR tube
- replaced mass airflow meter
- new O2 sensors (both)
- new idle air control valve
- replaced air box and air intake tube assembly
- new air filter
- replaced throttle cable assembly
- replaced cruise control cable assembly
- replaced water pump
- replaced fuel rail
- new Interstate battery
- new headlight switch
- added correct lug nuts
- refinished one wheel due to light curb rash
- paintless dent/ding repair
- paint correction and full detail, including reconditioning black vinyl top, top trim and plastic taillight bezels with Solution Finish.

More details on the "resurrection" of 98-08B are available in the Project section of this forum: http://scoatalk.saleenclubofamerica....p?f=54&t=18005

The paint is original, except for bumpers. The interior is original, but front seats were dyed at some point, and frankly don't look right.So I purchased the correct color used seats out of a 40k mile SN95 Saleen, which will come with the car as part of the sale.Currently, I am having the rotors replaced and new pads installed.Modifications done by prior owner are:3.73 gears, aluminum driveshaft, Bassani catted x-pipe, Steeda Triax shifter and Steeda rear sway bar.

This car is a guilt free driver, but is also a rare piece of Saleen history. Accordingly, I am interested in seeing this car go to a good caretaker that will enjoy the car, and that is active in the SCOA or Saleen community.

Call or text me at Four-0-4-seven-8-eight-7-1-six-2
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