The Saleen S7 is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most gorgeous cars of the last 25 years. Maybe even last 50. It sounds ridiculously perfect, too. And now’s your chance to own all of it. Yes, all of it. Up for sale now are all remaining inventory, parts, memorabilia, molds, designs and intellectual property related to the Saleen S7.
Oh, and they’ll throw in the S7R race car, too. And the Saleen S5S Raptor concept, another gorgeous car which sadly never got off the ground.
UPDATE: As reader saleenclub points out, the seller of the Saleen S7 and S5S assets isn’t actually Saleen Automotive, but Hancock Park Associates, the private equity firm that controlled Saleen for a few years back in the mid-2000s, and which held onto some Saleen products. The rest of the post follows below.
The sale comes amidst financial troubles and a few lawsuits involving Saleen Automotive, but it is impossible to overstate how rare this opportunity is. Seriously. You could probably re-boot S7 production right now, and I would buy literally every single car you make with the money I do not have, I love it so much.
Which is all sort of sad, really. It’s hard to separate the art from the artist that creates it, but damn, is this art pretty. And not only is it pretty, but it really was the last great American supercar. It had an enormous mid-engine V8, that in later iterations came with two turbochargers to bring the horsepower north of 700. It had incredibly slick aerodynamics, that also managed to produce vast amounts of downforce. It was developed, in part, by Ray Mallock, the world-famous race car engineer who designed the Aston Martin AMR1 and the Nissan Juke R. For all the reporting we do on Saleen’s troubles, we really do like the cars.
The whole sale is being conducted by GA Global Partners, and it is currently accepting bids on everything.
Look, I’m sure there’s an exorbitantly wealthy Jalop out there. Do us all a favor. Buy this. Buy all of it.
Then give it to me.
H/t to Yahoo Autos!
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