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2007 Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Or as Parnelli likes to call them, for "the Parnelli Jones/Saleen Limited Edition."

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Old 10-20-2019
RPittenger RPittenger is offline
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Hello Forum Members,

I just wanted to announce to the group that I have just purchased PJ #501 from its second owner. It's in beautiful condition having now 1,400 miles after I drove it home yesterday and put about 50 miles on it.

As I explained in a previous message, I became aware of the Saleen PJ Mustang in August when I saw (and drove) one at my local Ford dealer who had bought it outright from the owner. I really liked the features, performance, sound, etc., but wasn't impressed with this car as it had some cosmetic issues, some custom touches and more miles than I wanted. Additionally, I thought that the dealer had it priced to high.

Fast forward to September when I registered with this forum to see what I could learn about these cars. The forum has been very helpful in this regard and, indeed, provided leads to two PJ's available for sale in Ohio, not far from home. Three weeks ago I met with owner number two of the 501 and we negotiated a reasonable price for this beautifully preserved car. It's all original except for a couple of oil changes and has the Watts Link repair kit and driver's side air bag recall completed. The passenger side air bag recall has yet to be completed.

In addition to the car, a number of other pieces of build documentation and other extras transferred to me as well. About 15 Saleen employees signed underneath the hood of the car, as well as the original owner who, at the time, was the VP of Sales at Saleen.

I look to an on-going relationship with the forum in an effort to learn all I can about these cars. I plan to keep it original and maintain it in its current great condition. I probably will drive it about a 1,000 miles per year to local shows, cruising , etc. My twelve year old grandson (a budding car enthusiast) rode home with me yesterday and he's so excited about it that he can hardly sleep at night.

Thanks again for your help and thanks in advance for the help the forum can provide in answering my questions.

Good evening,
Troy, Ohio
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Old 10-20-2019
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Dave Dave is offline
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Congratulations on your purchase! You picked an excellent version to own.
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Old 10-21-2019
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Very awesome! Congratulations!
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Old 10-21-2019
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Good for you and congratulations on a great car.
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Old 10-22-2019
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And Dave, your biased! Ha ha
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Old 10-23-2019
gamon302 gamon302 is offline
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Location: Lewisburg ohio
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Hi Richard congrats on your purchase.I like to think I am responsible
for putting you onto P J #501 You scored a very nice example. I am glad
to hear you are planning on driving it some. I am planning on driving mine
more.I bought mine to enjoy not save it for someone else.Oh sure I will keep
it as nice as humanly possible but I sold a 1970 Boss 302 which I made it a
warehouse car never again. Greg Alspaugh PJ # 412 11,000 mi. car
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Old 10-25-2019
RPittenger RPittenger is offline
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Yep, Greg, you are responsible for providing me the lead to the #501 PJ. I'll always be indebted to you for that information as, otherwise, I wouldn't have known about the car or the fact that it likely going to be up for sale.

Thanks much,
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Old 10-29-2019
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Aussie-Parnelli Aussie-Parnelli is offline
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Hi Richard
Welcome to the exclusive Parnelli Club
You have made an excellent choice as I believe they are undoubtedly one of the best Mustangs made.
We currently have 2 #45 and #46 which we have owned for over 10 years. Both are Super Shakers. I just love driving my wifes #45 which has n now got 57,000 km's on it. The only issue we have had it broke the Watts link centre bolt.

Use your car and enjoy
2008 Extreme S302E #02 RHD Saleen Demo/Press
Parnelli Jones #45 Super Shaker RHD
Parnelli Jones #46 Super Shaker RHD
Parnelli Jones #407 Super Shaker RHD (SOLD)
'06 GT Coupe "Saleen Racer" RHD
1970 GT-HO Falcon Phase 2 Owned since new
1966 Shelby GT-350 LHD
1965 TBird Conv. 429SCJ Drag Pak 4 speed
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Old 10-30-2019
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Congratulations on the purchase.
these cars are ment to be drive, so enjoy driving it.
Grtz, Ronald
1970 Mustang Mach1 'Twister Special'
1979 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car
1979 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Go-kart
2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones #161 of 500 (the only automatic PJ)
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