All posts by Greg Wackett

Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club co-founder. Operates the Saleen Locating Service. Saleen historian and memorabilia collector.

GRABBER ORANGE S281 EXTREME (07-0040E) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $42,000.00
VIN: 1ZVFT82H375209553
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2007
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Coupe
Trim: Saleen S281 Extreme
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L V8 Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Grabber Orange
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 12,666
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 182458883017

07-0040E S281 Extreme
07-0040E S281 Extreme

For sale by owner. I’ve had this “Super-Mustang” since March 2007, the only owner, very well kept, always in garage, cleaned often, engine cleaned, oil changed regularly. Original tires (need changing in ~5,000 miles), added some nice cosmetic details. Hot car, always getting thumbs up and lots of attention. Selling the car due to a life situation change. Handles extremely well, please to drive on curvy roads, comfortable on freeway.

RARE – autographed by Steve Saleen himself! One of One (1 of 1) made in 2007 with the color and options combination (Letter of Authenticity from Saleen exists).

07-0040E S281 Extreme
07-0040E S281 Extreme

Don’t want to sell, but I need to. A superb piece of American muscle car engineering.

All original paperwork exists, all service records too, manuals, rear window sticker. Car has NOT been raced on track.

Buyer is responsible for all licensing and registration fees, insurance and arranging transportation of the vehicle. Car is sold “as-is” without warranty.

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RAINBOW S281 SC (99-0334) TO HIT LEAKE, OKC AUCTION

lot # 512
1999 Saleen Mustang S-281

Reserve
Body Style: Coupe
VIN: 1FAFP42X7XF225519
www.leakecar.com

Options and Highlights
4.6L supercharged V-8 engine with nitrous
5-speed manual transmission
Saleen #334
12.4 second quarter mile
Leather sports seats
Air conditioning
Custom alloy wheels
Custom stereo system
Books and manuals
Saleen literature
Original window sticker
Over $90,000 invested

Specifications for lot #512
Year: 1999
Make: Saleen
Model: Mustang S-281
Body: Coupe
Exterior Color: Chroma
Interior Color: Black Leather

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S7 (04-040) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1S9SB18104S000040
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2004
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Engine: 7.0 Liter V8
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 4,500
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Newport Coast Exotics
eBay #: 172503749179

04-040 S7
04-040 S7

Newport Coast Exotics is proud to present this 2004 Saleen S7 Non-Turbo painted in black with a black interior. This vehicle comes with original luggage. Clean car with 4500 miles. Contact us today for more information! Located in Orange County, CA!

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LOW MILEAGE S351 (95-0121) HITS eBay

Price: $48,995.00
VIN: 1FALP42T4SF278543
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen S351 Supercharged
Engine: 5.8L Super High Performance 351 V8
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 1532
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Laser Red
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Ron’s Toy Box LLC
eBay #: 332094244973

95-0121 S351 R-code
95-0121 S351 R-code

1995 Saleen Supercharged S351

Features and Specifications
* Saleen Super Charged S351 Engine 480 HP
* 95-0121 out of 126
* Saleen/Vortech Super Charger
* Saleen/Alcon 4 piston calipers with 13.0 in

95-0121 S351 R-code
95-0121 S351 R-code

Call Jason Bratcher @ 563-570-6670 OR 563-344-8697

Rons Toy Box LLC
4010 Middle Rd
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Phone: 563-344-TOYS
Alt: 563-570-6670

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1991 SC (91-0013SC) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FACP41E8MF138291
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1991
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen SC
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 25,044
Exterior Color: Oxford White
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 222381432562

91-0013 SC
91-0013 SC

1991 Saleen SC #13, White with blue graphics and black interior, 25K miles, in perfect condition, cloth interior, Pioneer DEH 630 CD player, 3.55 Auburn cone differential, 100% stock except plug wires (8mm Ford Motorsport) and tires (BFG Comp 2), detailed great. Car be a show car and can be driven if that is what you choose. 1 of 27 built from 1990-93, 1 of 10 built in 1991 1 of 5 white SC’s built. Purchased from original owner, purchased new @ NYE Frontier Ford in Wasilla, Alaska. 70+ pages of documentation from new. I have additional photos I can email. $1000 deposit due within 48 hours of auction end. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

91-0013 SC
91-0013 SC

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CUSTOM S7 TWIN TURBO (05-061) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $389,000.00
VIN: 1S9SB18165S000061
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Year: 2005
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Doors: 2
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 3,528
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Bianco Fuji
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 201770717098

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Up for sale is a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (one of 20 made) finished in custom Bianco Fuji (Ferrari) pearl white. I purchased the car three years ago after it was damaged from an incident with a tow truck. The damage was 100% superficial (body damage only) with no mechanical damage whatsoever. Due to the body damage it was necessary to repaint the whole car which gave me the opportunity to do so in pearl white (making it arguably one the of nicest S7s in existence). My initial intention was to repair the body and paint the car. Nothing more. But as all good plans go this did not happen.

It was evident to my body shop that the car was not assembled well from the get go (when originally manufactured). The factory hand assembled car had a number of fit and finish issues completely unrelated to the accident. For example some of the wiring behind the dash was actually glued together with silicone globs! Inside the side gill vents the carbon surfaces had not been sanded nor painted properly (my body shop said it was very difficult to sand and paint inside the side gills so they simply weren’t done). None of the channels under the rubber moldings were sanded properly because no one could see them. All the details – major and minor – were rectified resulting in a finished product that is literally better than when it was new! Unfortunately all this came at a cost that initially was intended to be around $60k and ended up costing over $100k!

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Today the car is unquestionably the most perfect example of a Saleen S7 in existence. I have photos of the car when it was damaged to prove that the damage was mainly superficial. Due to the nature of this unique and rare car the original owner demanded that the car be salvaged so he could recoup the complete cost of the car. In no way should it have been salvaged. Fortunately it has been returned to better than its former glory and hopefully it will grace someone’s collection with the pride it deserves.

With only 20 examples in existence a clean titled Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is arguably a $600k car today. Forgetting the title issue for a moment my car is the best example of a S7 in existence. It was repaired right and clearly shows that way. Inspections are welcome. I can even put you in touch with the two certified Saleen techs to ever touch the car for service. There is no better example. Unfortunately the title is marred and therefore the value has been reduced accordingly. The car is located in Costa Mesa, California and interested (and serious) buyers are welcome to see it. Title is in hand. No trades please. No tire kickers. No lowballers. This is not a fire sale. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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1989 HATCHBACK (89-0403) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $23,000.00
VIN: 1FABP41E6KF182802
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 20,000
Body Type: Hatchback
Exterior Color: Burgundy
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 122303663864

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

Your looking at an all original ’89 Saleen with 20k original miles. This car is in excellent condition and runs and drives like new. Clean CarFax. 100% stock and original with the exception of the mufflers and tires. I have the original mufflers that will come with the car. I have a 3 inch thick binder of docs for this car since day 1 when the car was delivered to the dealer. Serious buyers contact John 610-909-7873. There are no stories with this car,it is a stand up car. Will consider ’93 cobra trades. Thanks!

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

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SSC (89-0171) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

Lot #438.1
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SSC

Auction: Scottsdale 2017
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 239
Year: 1989
Make: FORD
Model: MUSTANG SALEEN SSC
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN: 1FABP41E2KF290656
Exterior Color: WHITE
Interior Color: GRAY
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 5.0-LITER
Transmission: 5-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #239 – The current owners purchased this Saleen Mustang #171 in November 1990. The car features a 5.0-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has been driven very minimally, and it has been covered and garage stored since that time. It is in very nearly as-new condition. 7,970 actual miles. Copy of original factory invoice to Kingman Ford in Kingman, AZ ship to Saleen Autosport in Anaheim, CA. Original owner was in Mesa, AZ. The vehicle has been in Arizona and New Mexico since new.

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ART OF GEARS: SALEEN MUSTANG THE AWESOME BRIDGE BETWEEN SHELBY’S

By: MARTIN FEIGEN on December 30, 2016
Original Article: ARTOFGEARS.COM

2005 Saleen S281 Scenic Roof Mustang
2005 Saleen S281 Scenic Roof Mustang

Back in the 80’s Carrol Shelby was working for Chrysler when Ford introduced the all-new Mustang. Steve Saleen stepped up and built his Saleen Mustang to fill the performance void.

1989 Saleen Mustang Specifications
1989 Saleen Mustang Specifications

When people talk about the most powerful Mustangs of all time, the Shelby versions come straight to mind. People forget that there was a time that Shelby licensed his name to Chrysler. They badged trucks and awful cars with the Shelby name in the 80’s.

When Ford reintroduced the Mustang in the 80’s, Steve Saleen started his company modifying and upgrading the new cars. Out of his Southern California shop helped bring back the muscle car from the ashes. The lightweight platform of the Mustang and its 5.0L engine was ripe for modification.

After seeing what Saleen was able to do, the executives at Ford made a trip to Corona California and a great partnership was formed. Some forget supercharging street cars was not very common at the time. Saleen started supercharging the 5.0L engines and laid the groundwork for what we see today. (Editor note: Saleen approached Ford Motor Company / Ford Motorsport for approval of the “Saleen Mustang” package before production began. The facility in Corona CA opened for the 2010 model year.)

As a southern California kid, I saw the growth of Saleen Mustang firsthand. He did not just build cars for dealerships, you could take yours to him and he would transform it to your specifications. He would take the 5.0L LX, not GT, Mustangs and turn them into beasts of the time. His road racing history helped him develop a road-friendly monster of the time. He developed his own supercharged 351 that powered his cars for years. (Editor note: Most of the serialized Saleen Mustangs from 1984-2009 were vehicles supplied through dealer inventory, pool vehicles or dropped ship units from the factory.)

1988 Saleen Mustang
1988 Saleen Mustang

It is easy to forget, the 80’s were not a great time for cars. We had come out of the fuel crisis age and there were land yachts and fuel savers. It was a hard time to be a car guy. The Saleen Mustang reminded us that cars could be fun. His cars were not sleepers, his name was in bright white letters on the windshield and graphics on the bottom of the doors. You knew it was a Saleen from a long way away.

Saleen kept on building Mustangs for Ford from the fox body era to through the early 2000’s. His impressive resume was written in three generations of the Mustang. He continues to build Mustangs long after his partnership with Ford ended.

Once Shelby returned to Ford, it was not long before Saleen was pushed out the door. He continued to build his cars, but they were not sold out of dealerships anymore. Without the factory support, Saleen Mustangs became a niche product. He expanded his aftermarket lines and even developed a supercar of his own, but has not found the popularity he had in the 90’s. (Editor note: Saleen vehicle production hit a zenith from 2005 through 2007 with over 1,500 units annually. Nearly a thousand units annually were produced in 2000 and 2001.)

The values of the Saleen Mustang’s have been slowly rising on the auction market. Hopefully, people will not forget what Steve Saleen did for the Mustang brand and street performance. I will always remember Saleen as the savior of the muscle car. In a time when nobody else would build it, he revived the market.

[Source: Art of Gears]

LOW MILEAGE HATCHBACK (89-0464) RETURNS TO eBay

Price: $45,000.00
VIN: 1FABP41E8KF159117
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 6,700
Body Type: Hatchback
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 172456187391

89-0464 Saleen Mustang
89-0464 Saleen Mustang

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This 1989 Ford Saleen Mustang has just one owner. The car was visited while on the line during production. A true gem, hidden in a Californian garage for over 15 years. Has been recently serviced, even went to Mecum Auctions this past August in Monterrey, California.

89-0464 Saleen Mustang
89-0464 Saleen Mustang

Did I mention the low mileage on this original Ford Saleen Mustang. Coming in at 6,700 miles; all original may I state again.

* Ford Mustang Saleen #464
* One Owner
* 5 Speed Manual Transmission
* Under 7,000 Original Miles
* Original Red Paint
* Garage Kept since 1992, Services in June 2016
* Additional original Decals with Purchase
* California Car
* Car cover

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