Happy Birthday America: 2004 Saleen N2O Focus

The Ford Focus wasn’t the most “American” car to come from Ford’s stable of things with wheels — in fact, Ford spent a lot of marketing money telling everyone how the little front wheel drive econohatch was actually European. That rubbed forner race car driver and Mustang tuner Steve Saleen the wrong way, so he did the only logical thing — find out how many bald eagles you could fit into the C170 generation Focus. It turns out that it was a lot. Start with a garish hood scoop, add crazy body kit, continue with a dual element wing, BUT don’t stop there, because you need NOS. The big bottle. No, better make it two. Hah! Amateur’s don’t use nitrous might be the common retort, but Saleen was no amateur and for $30.5k in 2004 you could own your own N20 Focus…or much less today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!! Find this 2004 Saleen N2O Focus offered for $7,900 in Troy, NY via craigslist. Tip from James H.

From the seller:

2004 Saleen N2O Focus
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 129000
paint color: custom
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
2004 FACTORY BUILT SALEEN N2O ONLY 88 CARS WERE MADE WITH FACTORY NITROUS OXIDE. Only car in American that came with N2O.
This Saleen is rust free has always been garaged. Never driven in the winter.
Only three made with this special order paint victory blue.

Car was signed by Steve Saleen on the rear cargo cover. Have photos of him signing.

Car manufacturer team Saleen won the 24 hour Lemans last year with his race proven cars.

This Saleen Focus is numbered 66 . Team Saleen has factory documentation on all the Saleens they produce. This N2O serial number has been documented through Saleen.

All Saleen car came with a factory metal tag rivioted under the hood with the Saleen serial number.

This Saleen has 4 brand new 17 inch tires on aluminum factory Saleen wheel unique to these cars. New rear springs, new rear control arms.
This Saleen Focus has the unique front facial , unique dual rear wing. Unique Momo racing front bucket seats and momo short throw shifter. Unique rocker panel skirts that have the word saleen on them.
Has the rear bumper with the big lettering Saleen. Dual tip center exhaust outlets in the back.


2.3 motor with dual cams.
5 speed standard transmission .
Front wheel drive.
It has the hook up for the N2O bottle and metal braid line in the trunk with the N2O embroided trunk mat.
Had a new clutch , pressure plate and throw out bearing.
This car was built to handle and go.
Looking for trades, Mustang , Cougar
This Saleen is a investment.

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