No matter what the generation, the Saleen Mustang remains a hot entity on the collector car market, with various examples including a 1987 Ford Mustang Saleen prototype, a 2007 Saleen S281, and a 2016 Saleen 302 White Label all hitting online auctions in recent months. At the same time, celebrity-owned vehicles also remain quite popular, and we’ve seen a Ford GT owned by Barry Meguiar, President of Meguiar’s Inc. and a 1957 Thunderbird once owned by actress and singer Annette Funicello hit the auction block over the past couple of months, too. Now, this 1995 Saleen Mustang owned by legendary boxer George Foreman is set to expand that list, as it’s currently up for auction as part of the special “George Foreman Collection” sale hosted by Hagerty.
Foreman is not only an Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight champ with 76 wins to his name, but he’s also the purveyor of the incredibly popular “George Foreman Grill” and an avid car collector as well. Now, however, he’s parting ways with some of his collection, which includes this 1995 Saleen Mustang which has just 227 miles on the clock.
This Canary Yellow convertible was converted into a Saleen Mustang S351 in Southern California before it was delivered to Foreman in March of 1995, complete with the aftermarket outfit’s unique body kit, wheels, and graphics. Along with a bevy of suspension upgrades, the pony car also features the optional R-Code upgrade, which adds a Vortech supercharger and other performance goodies to lift output to 370 horsepower.
Though it’s been sitting in storage for a number of years and will likely need some maintenance as a result, there certainly aren’t many other SN95-generation Saleen Mustangs out there in better condition with lower mileage. Couple that with Foreman’s famed ownership of the car, and we don’t doubt that this example will stir up plenty of interest over the coming days.