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rayfinkle5 10-11-2010 11:23 PM

Registry: 1990 Deep Emerald Green Saleens
 
Today I had the opportunity to view a private collection of fox bodied mustangs. Within this group of cars was Saleen #90-0010. The car is a deep emerald green convertible with white top and white interior. It is an automatic and has a Paxton Supercharger installed by Saleen.

The car has 80 original miles. That's right, 80. The window sticker is still on the passenger window. Once I receive permission to post pictures I will put them up.

90140 10-11-2010 11:58 PM

90 Saleen Mustang - 7 UP Car
 
Read the post - and assume this is Bruce Weiss's (sp) car that was in Mustang Monthly in the 90's? After reading the post, I went out to my garage and looked at 90-140 - the one I purchased on Mary 14, 1990. I think 90-010 is the first 7 Up car, and believe mine is the 3rd - but don't quote me on that.

While my car has been driven a fair amount I still love the way it looks and love driving it. Original paint, top, interior - and the valve covers have never been off - still runs great. Still an awesome car -

Your note reminds me how lucky I am -

Bob

Twilightvert 10-14-2010 10:55 PM

Sounds like the Carpenter collection. I believe Mark had it on his site for sale quite a few years ago.

90140 10-15-2010 03:41 PM

Bob -

Didn't know that - interesting. I'd like to know how many of these cars are left. I personally know of: 010, 140,141, 217 -

I understand there were 11-12 of them. Anybody know of other 7UP Saleens?

Bob

Twilightvert 10-15-2010 07:21 PM

Thought there was an article in Mustang Monthly about Daniel Carpenters collection. He has some real nice low mileage foxbodies.

rayfinkle5 10-17-2010 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twilightvert (Post 44684)
Thought there was an article in Mustang Monthly about Daniel Carpenters collection. He has some real nice low mileage foxbodies.

You are correct sir, Daniel Carpenters collection it was. It is very impressive. The lowest mile car in the collection is a white 86 SVO...

4 original miles. Other notables include a 93 Cobra "R" with 29 miles, an 83 GLX with 6 miles and an 86 GT which was never dealer prepped with 37 miles, to name just a few. I took pictures (with my phone) of every car. Just waiting for permission to post them.

90140 10-17-2010 06:14 PM

Can't wait to see the pictures - these cars sounds unique - you were privlidged to see them.

Bob

stephen 10-26-2010 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Twilightvert (Post 44684)
Thought there was an article in Mustang Monthly about Daniel Carpenters collection. He has some real nice low mileage foxbodies.

my buddy MJ from 5.0 Mustang did a whole story a couple of years ago on Dan's cars

90#50 12-03-2010 03:59 PM

cant wait to see pixs..

Barricade 12-04-2010 11:58 AM

I wont be popular for this but what a waste....Those cars were meant to be driven. IMHO

rayfinkle5 01-17-2011 09:53 AM

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Dave 01-17-2011 11:34 AM

Great photos! :smile:

90140 01-17-2011 01:39 PM

Neat - good pictures - thank you!

omen340 01-18-2011 01:21 PM

Wow! Great looking car.

aaronlstiles 01-19-2011 10:56 AM

He has one hell of a Collection, I seen it a few years back, I went and Bought some NOS Fenders for my 66 Shelby I was restoring. But they really need to be driven!. Just my OP

Saleen342 01-21-2011 03:52 PM

Nice car. Love that emerald green color.

MrClean 01-23-2011 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rayfinkle5 (Post 44734)
You are correct sir, Daniel Carpenters collection it was. It is very impressive. The lowest mile car in the collection is a white 86 SVO...

4 original miles. Other notables include a 93 Cobra "R" with 29 miles, an 83 GLX with 6 miles and an 86 GT which was never dealer prepped with 37 miles, to name just a few. I took pictures (with my phone) of every car. Just waiting for permission to post them.


Quite a collection he's got, many cars I'd put in my collection

Oha and thanks for posting the photos.

arpus909 01-24-2011 07:56 PM

Cant wait to see pictures..

90-7up 04-26-2015 10:06 PM

90-7up
 
Hi, well another Saleen 7up here #173 I am the 2nd owner and I have had her for the last 21 years. She has been sitting for the last 11 years in storage but back running on the streets now! Will post some pics when she is all cleaned up!

Dave 04-26-2015 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90-7up (Post 131586)
Hi, well another Saleen 7up here #173 I am the 2nd owner and I have had her for the last 21 years. She has been sitting for the last 11 years in storage but back running on the streets now! Will post some pics when she is all cleaned up!

Sounds like a great car! :smile:

90-7up 04-27-2015 01:03 PM

Thanks, she is a great car. i put a pic on my profile..but that was when I was in my 20's ! Trying to track down a Saleen deck lid decal in gold. Not having much luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I checked PAS nothing there... Ebay shows none also...

Dave 05-01-2015 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90-7up (Post 131595)
Thanks, she is a great car. i put a pic on my profile..but that was when I was in my 20's ! Trying to track down a Saleen deck lid decal in gold. Not having much luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I checked PAS nothing there... Ebay shows none also...

Did you contact Saleen directly regarding a replacement gold decal?

90140 05-01-2015 07:08 PM

All - so we should call out the car numbers that we know: Car # 90-10, 90-140, 90-141, 90-173, 90-217

Are we aware of any other car numbers?

90-7up 05-02-2015 04:28 PM

Saleen had one as well as a windshield banner. Ordered both and waiting on them to arrive. Will post recent pics as soon as they are applied!

Dave 05-27-2015 08:05 PM

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Not definitive.
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90-0152 appears to be the 1st and 90-0010 appears to be the last.

Valstrough Ford & Bleakley Ford were repeat offenders in ordering Emerald Green Saleens.

The Greg Wackett archives does have a 1990 Saleen sales letter to dealers stating they had Emerald Green Mustangs ready for conversion. So, this would appear not every Green 1990 was a special order drop ship car. There may have been a small pool ordered by Saleen Autosport.

90-0010 - Automatic, Paxton
90-0090 - Automatic, Paxton
90-0140
90-0141
90-0142
90-0152
90-0165
90-0173
90-0178
90-0179
90-0186
90-0195
90-0217

91-0095 - Custom white leather FloFit interior

92-0020 - Hatchback, Supercharged


Photo: 90-0173
George Panagopoulos

Holmes 05-28-2015 09:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 132393)
Not definitive.
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90-0152 appears to be the 1st and 90-0010 appears to be the last.

Valstrough Ford & Bleakley Ford were repeat offenders in ordering Emerald Green Saleens.

The Greg Wackett archives does have a 1990 Saleen sales letter to dealers stating they had Emerald Green Mustangs ready for conversion. So, this would appear not every Green 1990 was a special order drop ship car. There may have been a small pool ordered by Saleen Autosport.

90-0010 - Automatic, Paxton
90-0090 - Automatic, Paxton
90-0140
90-0141
90-0142
90-0152
90-0165
90-0173
90-0178
90-0179
90-0186
90-0195
90-0217

91-0095 - Custom white leather FloFit interior

92-0020 - Hatchback, Supercharged


Photo: 90-0173
George Panagopoulos


The owner of 91-0095 has been contacted, and by all indications, this car will be at the SCOA Nationals this year. Car has a very interesting history to say the least. By the way, this car was sold at Bleakley Ford.

90140 05-29-2015 09:51 AM

Saleen 7UP
 
Guys -

Thanks for the listing and car numbers of our 7UP cars - really interesting - great information . Mine happens to be one of the Val Strough cars.

Appreciated -

Bob

90-178 01-19-2017 05:46 PM

New owner of an Emerald Green car
 
Hello Everyone,
Wanted to introduce myself as yesterday I purchased one of the original "7UP" Saleens #90-178 out of a garage a couple blocks from my parents house. Car is in great original condition and was put into storage with only 10,700 miles on the odometer. If anyone has more info on this car, purchased at Val Strough, I would appreciate it. Looking forward to getting it detailed and back on the road!

Thanks!
Reid
#90-178

90140 01-20-2017 07:55 AM

7up car #178
 
Morning Reid -

Congratulations on your new acquisition. I know of your car, because I purchased mine (#140) on Val Strough as well.

The original owner was a fellow stationed at Fort Ord (Monterey) - my wife and I saw him occasionally in the Monterey area while he was stationed there..

I still have mine, and while well driven, it is in excellent shape. Hope to see you at an upcoming event.

Take care,

Bob

90-178 01-21-2017 05:20 PM

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Bob,
Thanks for the info! Just for reference, here's the car as it sits now.

90-178 01-21-2017 05:22 PM

Except, it's not on it's side:)

Dave 01-21-2017 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 90-178 (Post 142524)
Bob,
Thanks for the info! Just for reference, here's the car as it sits now.

Car looks like a wonderful purchase. Congratulations! :smile:

90140 01-22-2017 08:48 AM

Car #178
 
Congratulations Reid! Looks like a great purchase. When our weather clears up, we should meet in Santa Cruz at the 41st Ave Cars and Coffee.

Bob

d3c0d3d 01-24-2017 02:47 AM

Wow, one of my all time favorite Saleens. Congrats on that!

Metalcop 01-24-2017 10:32 AM

I was going to post 'Pics! Or it didn't happen!' tongue-in-cheek, of course. But you did post one pic. So this will be the 'More pics please?!' post instead. Nice car.

19907up 02-08-2017 10:28 AM

Car # 90-186 checking in.

90140 02-08-2017 02:28 PM

Check in
 
Ray -

This list of 7UP cars is growing - thanks for adding to the list. we'll need to reconcile how many have chimed in.

Bob

428CobraJet 02-11-2017 04:01 PM

Looking
 
Sold my white 90-254 this week and am starting to look for a 7-up Saleen. If anyone heres of one...
Craig

Dave 02-26-2017 03:01 PM

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90-0179 in Oregon.

428CobraJet 03-03-2017 09:32 PM

Were the 7ups built in California or at Cars and Concepts?
Thanks,
Craig

Dave 03-03-2017 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 428CobraJet (Post 143060)
Were the 7ups built in California or at Cars and Concepts?

This production run were likely assembled in either Anaheim or Riverside California. From a quick check of known data... I would say without certainty no 1990 green convertibles were assembled in St. Louis.

Saleen Autosport did send a dealer announcement in the spring of 1990 saying they had a limited quantity of available Emerald Green LX convertibles for conversion. So, it would appear some of these cars were created from the Saleen pool of Mustangs and not dealer inventory or special orders.

90140 03-04-2017 10:00 AM

7UP - Where were they built?
 
All -

I hope this information helps.

When I acquired my car in May of 1990 (original owner) - I wrote a letter to Saleen asking for clarification on this issue. I have a letter from Liz Summar dated 11/2/1990 stating that my car (not sure about others - note below), was built in Dearborn, shipped to Cars and Concepts and then back to Dearborn for final inspection before shipping to Saleen's plant.

She also states "Beginning next week, the Saleen Mustangs will be produced at our new plant in Saint Louis, MO."

In that letter, Liz was good enough to send me the production work order for my car which includes all of the quality checks, and code verifications for my car. It is dated 5/2/1990. My wife and I purchased it on 5/21/1990 at Val Strough - right here in Monterey.

Based on this, it could be possible that the cars could have been built in multiple locations based on build timing. But....I would have thought they were built during a tight timing window. Not sure.

Anyway, like all things - each car has a slightly different story. So let's add to this thread - what sequence were these cars built - and what location? Does anyone know? Who else has their production work order?

Have fun and be safe,

Bob

Dave 03-04-2017 10:53 AM

If my memory is correct, Cars and Concepts in Michigan did the 1983 Mustang convertible conversions and became the convertible top installer from 1984 through 1993 once FMC built convertibles bodies in-house, but did not install tops.

Cars and Concepts Missouri produced standard Saleen Mustangs from late 1990 through 1991.

Most of the Emerald convertibles were produced during April and May of 1990.

Quick & sloppy order:
90-0152
90-0140
90-0165
90-0141
90-0173
90-0179
90-0178
90-0142
90-0186
90-0090
90-0195
90-0217
90-0010

90-0195 was damaged and scrapped in 1990.

428CobraJet 03-04-2017 07:20 PM

So, most everyone would have a 17 digit vin on their Saleen under-hood plate?

The California built cars have 6 digits stamped on the plate.
Thanks,
Craig

90-178 03-28-2017 07:40 PM

Just for reference, my Certificate of Authenticity states mine was built at the Anaheim Saleen Factory.

chilly460 08-02-2017 01:41 PM

Hello all, glad I found this thread.

My father actually owns 90-195. The car was stolen off a new dealer lot in VA in 1990. Bill Fox, a Mustang rebuilder out of PA, rebuilt the car to stock LX specs, and my father purchased it in 1991.

We immediately returned the car to full Saleen specs, it currently has around 9500 miles. Nice to see these cars are being tracked down.

usafmike 08-04-2017 05:35 PM

nothing short of amazing. What a gem!

chilly460 08-06-2017 06:16 AM

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Not the best pics but here's 90-0195.

https://s25.postimg.org/h24hnmi17/IMG_0389.jpg

https://s25.postimg.org/plnvldqdn/IMG_0391.jpg

Dave 08-06-2017 10:30 AM

Very nice Saleen Mustang. Great effort with the restoration. Thank you for sharing.

Mike329 08-07-2017 01:03 PM

I saw this Car at the Ford Carisle Nationals, it is beautiful, mint shape! Pleasure speaking with the owner as well.


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