2006 Saleen S7

Twin Turbo
Smaller, but more successful Mecum Glendale sale earns $40M
Thursday, 18 March - Sunday, 21 March 2021
Sale Price
$600,000 - $700,000
Est. Range
20 March 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 1S9SB18126S000074. Black over black leather. 7.0/750hp twin-turbo Ford V-8, 6-speed manual, carbon fiber body, power windows. Signed by Steve Saleen on the engine cover.

Evaluation: One of just 14 S7 Twin Turbos built. Showing 1167 miles and looks like new.

Bottom Line: Aside from the 14 Twin Turbo models there were probably fewer than 100 S7s of all types built, which makes these home-grown hypercars Pagani-level rare. And the S7 with its massive V-8, rear-wheel drive, and manual gearbox offered an old school analog driving experience at a time when other exotics were sprouting paddle shifters and driver aids.

When new, the S7 Twin Turbo cost around $555,000 but it is already worth more today. Three others have sold at auction for over 600 grand, including one at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago for $687,500. The result here is slightly modest in comparison, but this car is likely to only get more valuable in the future. Nobody is building cars like the S7 anymore, including Saleen, but we’ve already seen on the collector car market how people covet analog high-performance cars like the S7, Porsche Carrera GT, or Ford GT over the more digitized alternatives.

by Andrew Newton
25 March 2021

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