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McDONALD’S PRIZE CAR S281 (05-1305) HITS eBay

Price: $37,500.00
VIN: 1ZVFT82H855233330
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2005
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: GT Saleen S281
Engine: 4.6L OHC 24-VALVE V8
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 2,800
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Torch Red
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 302418899944

05-1305 S281 3-Valve
05-1305 S281 3-Valve

* 2005 Ford Mustang GT Saleen S281
* Under 2800 Original Miles – VIN: 1ZVFT82H855233330

This is one of 3 Saleen Mustangs awarded by McDonalds as part of prize contest 2005.
Original Owner – Never driven in rain. Only driven weekends and to car shows.
Garaged it’s entire life.

* As close to showroom New Condition as you are ever going to find.
* Sold as is as described. No warranties. Clear NYS Title.
* I have McDonalds promotion materials from the contest that go’s with the car.
* Note custom rocker panel factory installed graphics listing promoters of the contest.
* Also custom color matched indoor car cover included with sale.
* I reserve the right to end listing early, at any time, as vehicle is for sale locally.
* I will load more pictures as possible – if you have questions – ask.
* If you buy – $1000 deposit is due within 24 hours and is non – refundable.
* I do not want to play any games – what you see is what you get. Serious buyers only please.
* Buyer is responsible for full payment & pick up within 7 days – I will not deliver.
* Please review payment terms – PAYPAL – CASH or CERTIFIED BANK CHECK ONLY.
* No Money Orders or personal checks.

05-1305 S281 3-Valve
05-1305 S281 3-Valve

I have sold 2 cars on eBay and both buyers were very pleased with purchase. I am not dying to sell it, but want to move onto a new toy. This is a great opportunity for someone out there. Thank you for your interest – Please check out my other listings.

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Published on Aug 2, 2017

Hey welcome to my new channel! I figured I would upload a quick introduction and edit I made of my new project: 1999 Saleen Mustang S281SC.

My goal with this channel is to document the whole process of my build and hopefully create some cool content along the way 🙂

This is my first ever YouTube video. Filming and editing are a completely new world to me so hopefully I get better as I go. I’ve always wanted to get into making videos and this will be a perfect learning experience. Hopefully you guys enjoy!

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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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lot # 512
1999 Saleen Mustang S-281

Body Style: Coupe
VIN: 1FAFP42X7XF225519

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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CLOSER LOOK: 1998 S281 COBRA (98-0075)


98-0075 S281 Cobra
98-0075 S281 Cobra

When Saleen Performance debuted their new S281 for 1996, they resumed to offer a mainline model that featured familiar styling and suspension upgrades on the SN95 Mustang. Introduced as an entry-level, serialized Saleen vehicle to complement their labor-intense and performance juggernaut S351; this first generation of S281 returned Saleen Performance to their roots by focusing to improve handling and aerodynamics characteristics of the forth generation Mustang GT powered by a newly introduced 4.6 liter, 2-valve, “Modular” V8 from Ford Motor Company.

98-0075 S281 Cobra
98-0075 S281 Cobra

For those in need of more “horsepower,” a little-known available option was to substitute the standard Mustang GT chassis for that of an SVT Cobra with it’s free-revving 4.6 liter, 4-valve V8 engine. This “special” S281 Cobra conversion was elected by eleven customers during the 1996 model year. Production increased to eighteen units for 1997 with newly established publicity and ordering details for the S281 Cobra Edition.

Chris Chrisanti of Illinois was introduced to Saleen Mustang ownership by way of a thoroughly enjoyed 1994 S351 Supercharged coupe (94-0042). With desires of a streetable, less-complex, but equally rare Saleen Mustang; Chris sold his beloved ’94 and began his search for a new steed.

While cruising social media posts in October 2014, a young preteen skateboarder shared a photo of his dream ride, what appeared was a Chrome Yellow S281 coupe with Cobra fender emblems. Further investigation proved futile as this “youngster” would not respond to direct messaging as to the local of this vehicle. Attempts made to contact relatives of the boy were also rebutted. An impatient review of his user profile gave a home state of Florida. Where to begin? CarFax reports were pulled for each of the 1998 S281 Cobra coupes in Chrome Yellow. The lone example last registered in Florida was 98-0075, specifically in Panama City.

First spotting: 98-0075 S281 Cobra
First spotting: 98-0075 S281 Cobra

With little else to go by, an ensuing search of local dealer inventory took place through the remaining week and weekend. Attempts to locate 98-0075 failed. With nothing to lose, the photograph was referenced again. What clues could assist in locating this dealer? Item of note were: Promo material stuck to windshield, antenna streamer, bright red truck bumper, chain link fence, gravel lot and street corner intersection with newly paved sidewalk.

Again, local dealers were searched with an eye towards finding similar promo items on their vehicle inventory, whether they had a bright red truck listed for sale and where their dealership was located in relation to intersections using Google Maps. Eventually, this dealer was located while 98-0075 was being prepared for resale and prior to promotion on their website. Coincidentally, Chris’ father would be vacationing nearby and agreed to inspect #75 giving a leg up on any competing buyers. A deal and preceding sale was arranged before the dealer publicly offered #75, teasing false hope to many that called looking to make a quick purchase once 98-0075 went public. Causing debates of: “How did this car sell so quickly?”

• Replacement Ford remanufactered long block installed @ 20,000 miles
• BBK full-length headers
• BBK cross pipe w/ converters
• BBK throttle body
• Anderson power pipe
• Smaller supercharger pulley
• 60# injectors
• 340 lph in tank fuel pump
• SCT tuner
• 491 RWHP
• 1999-04 Saleen-style 18×9″ & 18×10″ wheels

Video: 98-0075 from November 2014

Produced during April 1998 and shipped on the 29th of that month, #75 features the most Saleen optional equipment for a 1998 S281 Cobra coupe. Our order began with an Chrome Yellow SVT Cobra coupe featuring the Ford Preferred Equipment Package (Mach 460 sound system and Ford leather seating). Side note: Both Chrome Yellow and Bright Atlantic Blue were introduced on the SVT Cobra during springtime ’98.

After arrival at Saleen Performance’s 9 Whatney facility in Irvine California, #75 grabbed the following: Heat extractor hood (standard for Cobra Edition), Chrome Yellow Speedline magnesium wheels, tire upgrade, Saleen/Recaro leather seating, 2-point chassis brace, and supercharged twin gauge pod by request of dealer.

For the 1998 model year Saleen produced 208 Mustangs, 173 were S281 models, 35 were based on the SVT Cobra chassis, 14 were of the SVT coupe body, 5 SVT coupes featured Chrome Yellow paint and 4 SVT coupes featured Chrome Yellow wheels. Of those, 3 had the Speedline Magnesium Wheels, 2 were equipped with the optional 2-point chassis brace, 2 had the twin gauge pod while 98-0075 was the lone S281 coupe, SVT chassis, Chrome Yellow paint to receive the optional Saleen/Recaro seating.


– Laser Red exterior, Black interior, coupe: 2
– Laser Red exterior, Black interior, convertible: 2
– Laser Red exterior, Unknown interior, convertible: 1
– Black exterior, Black interior, coupe: 1
– Black exterior, Black interior, convertible: 7
– Crystal White exterior, Black interior, coupe: 5
– Crystal White exterior, Black interior, convertible: 5
– Crystal White exterior, Saddle interior, convertible: 1
– Bright Atlantic Blue exterior, Black interior, coupe: 1
– Bright Atlantic Blue exterior, Black interior, convertible: 2
– Chrome Yellow exterior, Black interior, coupe: 5
– Chrome Yellow exterior, Black interior, convertible: 3

[Source: Chris Chrisanti]


Price: BID
VIN: 1ZVHT82H685158060
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2008
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Coupe
Trim: Saleen supercharged
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6 3 valve
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
Exterior Color: Vapor
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 19,000
For Sale By: Oswalt’s Classic Mustangs
eBay #: 201750779040

08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof
08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof

2008 Saleen Supercharged 5 speed scenic glass top with 19,000 miles. Bright silver paint code ZY with black interior code 5W, built on 12/07. Clean Car Fax ,was a one owner with 12,890 miles on when I bought it. It came out of a guys collection and it is one GREAT Saleen. The color is what makes this Saleen, the Saleen number is #197 on a SN-197 body which only can be one of one for the year 2008 and has the glass top too. It drives out great has 465 HP and the 5 speed shifts perfect. Body is very clean and the same for the interior, the Saleen drivers floor mat still has the plastic wrap on it. I have shown it a few times and has always placed, it should and it is still like new. If you have any questions or need more pictures please let me know. I do not have a buy it now price, if I did it would be listed so please don’t ask. It is not fair to anyone that’s bidding for you to know what I will sell it for. I do have it for sale in my show room, so if you want to know ,come see it. 803.413.1595

08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof
08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof

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1st PRODUCTION S281 COBRA (96-0009) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FALP46V3TF168855
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1996
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Saleen Cobra Speedster
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L DOHC 24V ENGINE
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 41,034
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 142192243210

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

Here we have an auction for a truly one of a kind and quite rare Mustang. This is the documented FIRST SALEEN COBRA Mustang ever produced. This is a 1996 model, Saleen Number 96-09 and is the first ever Saleen produced with the Cobra engine. It was made specifically for a high member of the MCA (Mustang Club of America) who knew Steve Saleen and was able to get him to specifically build his “Wish”. The Saleen registry documents and verifies this to be the very first produced and from what we can tell is also one of the only ones (if not the only one) to come with the black and gold striping, gold rims and the COBRA Interior over the more common Saleen Recaro interior.

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

This car is absolutely all original, purchased by the first owner and bought by myself who chased the car for years knowing it was a piece of Mustang history. This is all original, no modifications, no crashes, nothing even repainted. We have kept this as original and stock as possible. The paint, top, engine, transmission are all original, The exhaust is all original, The only things we have changed have been the tires and battery. This is a factory Black car, Black Cobra Interior Black Top, Factory 4.6L DOHC Cobra Engine, 5 Speed Manual Trans. It is a factory “SPEEDSTER” model and comes with the matching (and all original Speedster top). We have enjoyed this and had it to many east coast shows, always taking a trophy wherever it goes, Most people think it is “just” a Cobra with Saleen badges but you can check the Registry to verify what this is. The top is still great with no rips or tears, Everything works (don’t believe we even replaced a power window motor in this one in all these years!) The Windshield banner “SALEEN” is even original but starting to peel (I don’t have to heart to change it being everything – and I mean everything has been kept original). All the decals have been preserved, cleaned with care so they never washed off. Even still have the original SALEEN Floor mats. Signed in the trunk by Steve Saleen as shown.

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

Car is located in Central NJ for local inspection or pickup. Buyer responsible for transport, Payment due within 10 days of auction end $500 Deposit with paypal ideal. The Dash and Engine ID Plaques are of course still in place and have never been removed, as is the COBRA Specific “BUILT WITH PRIDE” Signed Decal on the Plenum. The SALEEN Cobra was on Mustang Monthly’s 25 Rarest Production Mustangs of all time – and this is car NUMBER 1!!! I of course recommend towing it but trust it to drive anywhere if that is the buyers choice, this one never let me down.

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From our friend TheSmokingTire.

Published on Nov 7, 2016
These Saleen S281 “Extreme” Mustangs were Saleen’s last real hurrah. They are the most powerful and rare variant of Saleen’s line of modified Mustangs. They claimed 600 horsepower from a supercharged 4.6L V8, although according to the owner of this clean example, it made nowhere near that when they got it. This one now makes 500 wheel horsepower with a soundtrack to match.

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