Saleen’s New Owner A Candidate to Buy Viper?

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Saleen’s New Owner A Candidate to Buy Viper?

MJ Acquisitions, which recently purchased most of Saleen Inc., has made it clear that purchasing Viper from Dodge/Chrysler is of interest to the company.

Automotive News reports that MJ Acquisitions co-owner Mike Shields states that, “We’ve considered a purchase of Viper.” Shields and his bothers own several auto-industry related subsidiaries including Cyltec, LLC, Power-Tec Engineering, LLC, Arrow Racing Engines, LLC, and Control-Tec, LLC.

Chrysler has publicly stated its interest in selling off the successful Viper brand, and recently announced that it is currently looking over three proposals – although the company would not say if one of those proposals is from MJ Acquisitions.

In news relating back to Saleen, Shields stated that the continuation of the Racecraft brand and S-Line are not certain.

As for the continued uncertainty of the S7 and S5 Raptor supercars, former Saleen president Chris Theodore is still on the hunt for a buyer.

Read the AutoGuide review of the Viper ACR here:

Dodge Viper ACR

[Source: AutoNews]

  • Ed Sohn

    I hope chrysler doesn’t sell the viper brand to MJ Acquisitions. Look what they have done with the Saleen brand. I find car communities a tight knit bunch and the way he crapped all over people and their warranties is wrong in more ways that I can count. They bought the company and along with all of it’s assets and liabilities and should honor any and all warranties the company has outstanding. That is a pretty chicken shit move and I know I will never buy another Saleen Inc. product.