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Old 02-13-2017
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Default Q: Found this XP8 today. Is it legit?

I found this 1998 Saleen XP8 today, however when I posted it, somebody noted that it didn't have a number on the front bumper. This is making me question the authenticity of this car. Can somebody tell me if it's legit or not?

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Does it have a serialization ID plate on the firewall? Or an ID plaque on the center console? I don't know XP8s well, but mustangs have these, so would think XP8 would as well.
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There are a few items changed from factory but I suspect it is real. Not enough parts out there to build many clones although there are a few we know of. Would like to know what number truck it is.

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I agree with Lee - it has the bodywork. Get the las part of the vin or look for the plate under the hood as specracer mentioned...
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Could it be this one?

http://www.2040-cars.com/ford/explor...ed-awd-394350/
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You're all over it Chris. Good find!

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I am not sure if this is the same one someone pulled the hood off of and sold separately a couple years ago or not but I know it was black and was in PA so it is possible. With all the other options, it is a shame if someone robbed the hood off it. There was a black hood for sale on eBay about 6 months prior to the truck being put up for sale. Again, not sure if this is that truck or not.
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Not the same truck. 98-0037 only had Ford Leather. No options.

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I am not sure if this is the same one someone pulled the hood off of and sold separately a couple years ago or not but I know it was black and was in PA so it is possible. With all the other options, it is a shame if someone robbed the hood off it. There was a black hood for sale on eBay about 6 months prior to the truck being put up for sale. Again, not sure if this is that truck or not.
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When it comes to xp8's there is almost no such thing as a fake. There was never really enough parts to build a clone.

Clean it up, lose the vent visors, remove the roof rack and add a set of new edge replicas and it will be a pretty nice driver.
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Oh and put real ford head lights back in.
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Old 02-21-2017
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The bumpers alone are impossible to find. I agree not likely a clone.

Is this for sale? Any additional info on location / where you found it. I have an XP8 and lucky enough to have some spare parts including both bumpers.
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