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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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CLOSER LOOK: 1998 S281 COBRA (98-0075)

PHOTOS: CHRIS CHRISANTI

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?”

Modifications:
• Replacement Ford remanufactered long block installed @ 20,000 miles
• BBK full-length headers
• BBK cross pipe w/ converters
• BBK throttle body
• Anderson power pipe
• MSD DIS 4
• Smaller supercharger pulley
• SCT MAF
• 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.

PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN

1998
– 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]

S281 SC WITH RARE SCENIC ROOF (08-0197) LANDS eBay

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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VIDEO: S281 EXTREME (07-0064E) FEATURED ON ‘THE SMOKING TIRE’

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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RARE PERFORMANCE WHITE S197 EXTREME (06-0075E) HITS eBay

Price: $48,995.00
VIN: 1ZVFT82H765241663
Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S281 Extreme
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: Supercharged V8 550HP
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Performance White
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 6,048
For Sale By: Gulf Coast Motorworks
eBay #: 112169829591

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2006 SALEEN S281 EXTREME
PERFORMANCE WHITE EXTERIOR
DARK CHARCOAL INTERIOR
1 OF ONLY 270 MADE!
ONLY 6,048 MILES

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SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
* SALEEN BUILT SUPERCHARGED 4.6L 550 HP ENGINE
* SALEEN BUILT SIX SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
* 20″ CHROME 7 SPOKE SALEEN WHEELS
* DUAL TIP CENTER EXIT EXHAUST
* WATER TO AIR INTERCOOLER
* RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
* CARBON FIBER SPLITTER
* SALEEN BIG BRAKE KIT
* SALEEN SHIFT KNOB
* HID HEADLIGHTS
* SALEEN FLOOR MATS
* ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT
* CARBON FIBER DIFFUSER
* COMPLETE SALEEN BODY KIT
* SALEEN LEATHER SPORT SEATS
* RACING QUARTER WINDOW PANELS
* SPECIAL SALEEN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
* MAXGRIP DIFFERENTIAL WITH 4.10-1 GEAR RATIO

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ORIGINAL MSRP $72,349.00

PRICED AT ONLY $48,995.00

CALL OUR SALES TEAM TODAY
239-405-7253 OR CALL OR TEXT ROB 239-841-1483

EMAIL rob@gcmworks.com OR sales@gcmworks.com

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1st YEAR EXTREME (02-0041E) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $37,750.00
VIN: 1FAFP45XX2F136676
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2002
Make: Ford
Model: Saleen Mustang
Sub Model: S281 Extreme Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L 281Cu. In. V8 GAS SOHC Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Torch Red
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 791
For Sale By: Show Your Auto
eBay #: 172377251509

2002 Saleen S281-Extreme Speedster, 1 of 20, Torch Red, 791 original miles!

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

Offered here is a 2002 Saleen Speedster S281-Extreme showing only 791 one owner miles on the odometer. As any Saleen aficionado well knows, very few Extreme Speedsters were produced. This one of only 20 fitted with a 425 horsepower Saleen built S281E Engine. Unlike the stock Ford motor featured in the S281-SC, the S281E engine was machined and up-fitted for severe race duty by Saleen.

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

The MSRP tipped the scales at $70,637.00 in 2002, or 30% more than the Corvette Z06 offered the same year. The dollars went to racecar engineering and fine tuning prep for a car that was more than track capable, the Extreme was track ready right off the showroom floor. This particular example is signed by Steve Saleen himself, on the glove box. The overall condition is a near to new a 15 year old car can be. The most notable blem can be found on the passenger side fender call out (see photo). The owner has a pair of NOS fender callouts that you can keep or install as you see fit. This beauty is everything a true collector is looking for, one owner, garage kept, fully documented, freshly serviced and ready to run!

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

SALEEN S281E ENGINE
Saleen S281E 4.6 Liter 2 valve rated at 425 horsepower
Saleen Series V screw-type intercooled supercharger
Saleen forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods
Saleen forged aluminum pistons
Aluminum heads equipped w/ Saleen camshafts and valve springs
90mm Mass-Air sensor
42 lb/hr sequential fuel injectors
Saleen “Power Flash” calibration w/ 6,500 RPM redline
Saleen special inlet tube and intake manifold
11″ aluminum flywheel w/full 11″ full asbestos clutch disc

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS
Saleen premium 13″ brake system
Saleen twin gauge pod which includes both a boost gauge and an intercooler temperature gauge
Saleen quick ratio 6-speed manual transmission
Saleen 8.8 inch Maxgrip differential
Saleen short throw shifter
Saleen water-to-air intercooler that’s complete with a heat exchanger
Saleen cold air induction system that’s complete with a performance air filter
Saleen high-flow performance fuel pump
Saleen custom balanced driveshaft
Saleen 2.5 inch stainless steel four way high flow exhaust system that’s complete with an x-pipe crossover

AIR MANAGEMENT DESIGN
Saleen urethane front & rear fascia and side skirts
Saleen lightweight composite hood and louvered side scoops
Saleen competition design S281E rear wing

RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
Saleen Racecraft progressive rate front and rear springs
Saleen Racecraft N2 (nitrogen) gas shocks and struts
Saleen Racecraft sway bars which measure 1.38 inches up front and .94 inches in the rear
Saleen rear axle lower control arms
Saleen 189 five spoke alloy front wheels
Saleen 1810 five spoke alloy rear wheels
265/35ZR18 front and 295/35ZR18 rear Pirelli PZero radials
High performance chassis tune and wheel alignment

STYLING AND INTERIOR
Saleen white faced 200 MPH speedometer
Saleen tachometer and gauge cluster
Saleen leather sport seating
Color-matched door panels
Saleen performance driving pedals
Saleen windshield graphic, badges and champ wreaths
Saleen graphics and accent stripes
Saleen serialized engine bay and console plaques
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen shift knob
Saleen floor mats

ADDITIONAL SALEEN EQUIPMENT
Saleen Speedster Package
Chrome Allow Wheels
One Year Team Saleen Membership

FORD FACTORY OPTIONS
Air conditioning
Mustang Power Group
Anti-lock braking system
Power windows / door locks / decklid
Remote keyless / Illuminated entry
Mach 460 AM/FM stereo w/ in-dash 6-disc CD changer
Leather Sport Seats

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

Patrick Krook, Owner, Show Your Auto LLC
Call: (847) 838-3749
Email: pat@showyourauto.com

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RARE S281 COBRA SPEEDSTER (98-0094) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FAFP46VXWF193866
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1998
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Saleen Cobra
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L 281Cu. In. V8 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 25,286
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 262670093836

1998 Ford Mustang Cobra Saleen Convertible

98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster
98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster

98-0094
* 1 owner, deeply loved car
* All stock, never modified
* Steve Saleen signed dash
* 25,286 miles
* Loaded
* 1 of 21 made, very rare
* Clean Title, no wrecks, no paint work, no stories
* All 3 tops are included , speedster, soft top, and last in the bag never opened
* Original car cover

98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster
98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster

* Recaro Seats with lumbar
* Speedline wheels, zero curb rash or scratch
* Black leather interior
* 5-speed Mono shifter with Saleen short shifter
* A/C
* Power windows and locks
* Cruise control
* CD player
* Mach stereo
* Saleen floor mats
* Two keys and all original paperwork
* Everything works

98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster
98-0094 S281 Cobra Speedster

* Full synthetic oil change just done
* Brand new battery
* New Toyo tires
* New Bilstein struts/shocks
* Never driven in the rain
* No pets, kids , non smoker, no rips, dents, dings, tears, garage kept beauty queen

VIN number by request

Please email or call for any requested HD photos or videos
360 513 8428

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