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    Saleen selling again

    Apparently Steve Saleen is auctioning off the Parts and Production rights to the S5S Raptor Prototype and the S7. I guess someone needs money to be bailed out for the third time. First with comedian Tim Allen in '89 because of a failed CART Indycar effort in '88, second selling off the company in '05 (destroying all molds and drawings for any Saleen's built,,,,pi$$ed me off cause I own one) and this latest sell off. Hoover, I'm glad you're doing a better job running a tuner/builder car company.

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    Very familiar story, unfortunately. Saleen's reputation in the community is interesting............

    I recall reading about this sale earlier this year.
    During the Historics, I ran into one of the designers that work at Saleen. If I made the time, Steve Saleen, "might" give me a private tour of the facility; I never made time.

    However, if anyone knows any more info. about the auction, I'd like to attend.
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    http://gaauction.com/event/saleen-s7/

    Saleen isn't even owned by Saleen anymore.
    Auction end on the 18th!
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    This was just reported today online in Autoweek.....................

    Met Steve at the Runoffs at RA when Tim Allen was racing with him and funding the race team
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    read through the auction description and all 250 pictures.
    the chassis isn't anything special, i don't even think it's safe.
    There are a lot of old-stock parts from redevelopment, so there's lots of unusable parts.
    We have shelves of parts for Nobles as well and all looks familiar with all that we do day to day.
    The large molds are a problem. Not the best quality and probably won't be any good for production.

    The Raptor looks like a "model" more than a running car. No pics. of the Raptor interior, engine etc..... buyer beware here.

    My guess is 1M.
    Mosler sold for less.....
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    isn't an overseas company supposed to be buying this now? (semi-joking)
    or have they purchased too many already....?
    this is the normal trend.
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    i sent the link to Lee and Jim Price.

    Lee said the first versions weren't as fast as the Mosler in the GT race. A 5000sq ft. warehouse could be used if someone were interested in this venture.
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    Just so you all know- if anyone here is interested, or anywhere-
    I am registered to bid-
    and I have California resale that will save a TON on taxes!
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    50% chance of attending now......
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    One of our customers is going to bid. Chances are low of success, but you never know.

    Anyone want to partner with him, let me know.

    The "owner" of all the inventory and IP commissioned the auction company to sell the proceedings. Sounds like the main investor/s repo'd all of the assets.
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