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Saleen Panther 01-09-2019 02:27 PM

Seeking information: 1997 XP prototypes
I have read that there where 4 97 Explorer XP prototypes that where made. Does anyone have an information on them. pictures would be great. Just wanting to see what the difference is. and to see one, even a picture.



Saleen Forums Admin 01-09-2019 09:04 PM

We know...

98-0001 - was a 1996
98-0002 - was a 1997

...the prototypes were Saleen development vehicles, press trucks, demos.

XP8 01-09-2019 09:47 PM

I owned 98-001 for several years. It was a 1996 chassis as stated. I sold it to a gentleman in Oklahoma about 2 years ago. There were several things that were unique only to that vehicle and a couple things that were unique to 98-002 and 98-003, both on a 1997 chassis. All 3 were white. I almost bought 98-002 about 3 years ago. It has changed hands since. As far as 98-001, I believe I was the 4th owner, it spent itís life prior to my ownership in Southern CA. I can certainly send you some pictures if you like and would be happy to discuss the XPís with you if you have any questions.

Saleen Panther 01-13-2019 06:08 PM

I would love to see them. As a Explorer enthusiast (on my 7th one) 4th second gen. Owning an XP would be the crown jewel. Until then I want to learn as much as I can about them. I am even working on a 1/25 scale model of one.


XP8 01-14-2019 10:24 PM

Let me see what I can dig up and I will send you a few.

Saleen Panther 01-15-2019 11:28 PM



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