Owner: Chuck Berry
Monthly Member Showcase, November 2019
Owner: Chuck Berry
2008 Saleen/Dan Gurney Signature Edition
Chuck’s car will be showcased at the November 14th membership meeting. Come check out this beautiful piece of history.
As always, visitors are always encouraged to come out and see what we are all about.
By: Chuck Berry
“Pearl” is a 2008 Saleen/Dan Gurney signature edition 1 of 21 car. Supercharged @ 465 HP the car has a sport tuned racecraft suspension w/a gen II watts-link rear & 373 gears. The 19x9 / 19x10.5 aluminum wheels are wrapped in 285/35/19 Michelin P-Sport tires for grip & the 14” 6 piston disc brakes make sure she’ll stop in time. Interior accents & the infamous Gurney Duckbill spoiler were also added.
These cars were built @ Saleen in Troy, MI. & tuned by Dan Gurney himself before going off to select Ford dealerships across the nation. “Pearl” was sent to Galpin Ford in North Hills, CA. & was 1 of the original promotional cars for the Saleen/Gurney release (3 pics of Dan & Pearl @ Galpin). While 100 of each were allotted for production, due to financial times in 2008, only 68 Gurney’s ever left Troy complete - 37 Blue, 21 White & 10 Red.
I found the car on a used lot in Norco, CA., asking price was $37k. I watched it online for a while & one morning it was listed @ $25k, I hopped in my 02” Roush vert clone & was off. After prox 20 min haggling w/sales manager I bought her @ $21.5k & she showed 31k miles on the ole’ ticker – Just barely broken in! That was May 30th 2014
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