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CUSTOM PAINT EXTREME CONVERTIBLE (07-0050E) HITS THE OPEN MARKET

PHOTOS: 07TURBO

The S197 Saleen Extreme series represent some of the wildest Mustangs from Saleen Automotive’s extensive history. Leaving no mystery as to why this late-model Mustang continues in popularity 10-years after introduction.

Our feature vehicle, 07-0050E was ordered and delivered through Sill-Terhar Ford in Broomfield Colorado with a staggering suggested MSRP of $96,104.00. Model year 2007 introduced forged 5-spoke wheels as standard equipment for the Extreme series. Additional standard features were HID lighting, Rockford Fosgate® Punch trunk mounted amplifier and styling bar (for convertible models). Optional equipment where chrome finish wheels and Saleen custom Beryllium Orange paint.

By the numbers:
From 2005 through 2008, it is believed Saleen Inc produced 14 Beryllium Orange Mustangs. This exterior color was discontinued for the 2009 model year. Of the 14 produced, 8 were Extreme models. Of these 8, 3 were 2007 model year cars. Of these 3, two were coupes and one was a convertible. This convertible was produced by Saleen’s Troy Michigan facility.

Of the 269 known production records for 2005-2007 S281 Extreme models, 7 appear to have come from the Troy Michigan facility. This is why 07-0050E features body color under the hood. Custom paint cars from Michigan tend to have this trait, while Irvine custom paint cars tend to have flat black under their hoods.

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[Source: 07turbo]

CLOSER LOOK: S281 SC SPEEDSTER (01-0643) IS A DREAM COME TRUE

PHOTOS: ANGEL MUNIZ

01-0643 S281 Supercharged Speedster
01-0643 S281 Supercharged Speedster

Angel Muniz of New York is a lifelong “Saleen Freak.” Having owned two previous S281 “New Edge” coupes, Angel recently upgraded to a modified Supercharged Speedster. As a child, Angel loved reading car magazines, wishing he could one day own a vehicle worthy of a centerfold feature. For the past year Angel was on the lookout for a “special” Saleen Mustang and found 01-0643, an S281 Supercharged Speedster with a rare optional Ford white leather interior and white top. Angel’s surprise bonus to this find was the history of 01-0643 being a former Street Thunder magazine and calendar car.

01-0643 S281 Supercharged Speedster
01-0643 S281 Supercharged Speedster

Produced during May 2001 and shipped to American Ford, 01-0643 contained the following Saleen equipment: Tire Upgrade, 10″ rear wheels, painted door panels, floor mats, 13″ front brakes, chrome wheels, tonneau bag and stripe delete.

From model year 1999 through 2002, Saleen Performance produced 12 Mustangs with optional Ford white leather seating. For 2001, Saleen converted five white seat cars. Of those, four were painted Oxford White and two were equipped with the optional automatic transmission.

Aftermarket modifications include the following:

Engine:
• Rebuilt original supercharged long block
• Bored .20 over to 284c.i.
• New Cobra crankshaft
• Cobra oil pump / pick up tube
• Diamond +20 – 19cc ceramic coated forged pistons / Diamond rings
• Manley H beam rods w/ ARP 2000 bolts
• Fed Mogul Main bearings
• Fed Mogul Rod bearings
• ARP main studs #ARP156-4101
• Comp Cams XE270AH
• Manley valve springs
• Valve job and new valve seals
• Engine was washed, bored, honed, balanced and assembled by Modular Performance
• Built to handle well over 1000hp!

Transmission:
• ProMotion built Tremec 3650
• New bearings, synchros, seals, small parts kit, fork pads
• Ford TSB + beefy forks
• 68% overdrive
• Built to ProMotion Performance race spec and precision shim to handle 1000hp

Additional:
• Chicane RIPP cold-air intake
• Accufab polished 75mm throttle body
• Upgraded intercooler pump
• BBK ceramic coated Long tube headers
• BBK X pipe
• NX Nitrous wet kit retrofitted to run alcohol through “fuel solenoid”
• Snow Performance methanol kit (used only with nitrous)
• Innovate air/ fuel gauge
• MGW shift handle/ Saleen carbon fiber shift knob
• Saleen EXTREME heat extractor composite hood

Congratulations to Angel on his new purchase!

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[Source: Angel Muniz]

BUDGET SERIES “01” (96-0001B) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: $15,000.00
VIN: 1FALP45X4TF226345
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1996
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen
Engine: 4.6 L 8 cylinders
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 86,210
Body Type: Convertible
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Rio Red
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 191947009127

96-0001B S281 Budget
96-0001B S281 Budget

The warm weather is here, now is the time to purchase

$15,000.00/OBO includes as shown with Recaros.

* This is an extremely collectable, 1996 Budget Saleen Convertible #01B
* Mileage 86,092
* Vortech Supercharger with aftercooler

1996 – 1998 Steve Saleen had his cars in the Budget rental field. This car is 01B the very first car!
Condition excellent.

Hardtop and Recaros are included.

96-0001B S281 Budget
96-0001B S281 Budget

(2) Recaro Style XLR and Recaro indicates it is an aftermarket that many of the designs you see in many sport and luxury cars.

$2,000.00

Note:
I adapted 6 way electric to both Recaros.

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VIDEO: RICHARD GONZALEZ AND HIS S281 SC (06-1316) MEETS LOU COSTABILE

From our friend Lou Costabile.


Published on Aug 6, 2016

On “My Car Story” we’re in South Barrington IL at The Arboretum of South Barrington for the Supercar Saturdays Event on 8-6-16.

We’re looking at a 2006 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 CI Engine Supercharged in Torch Red Paint.

The car’s Owner is Richard Gonzalez. Richard is with his son Gino today at the car show. Richard purchased the car in 2015. He shares he likes the car because it was a “Dream Car” for him. His Son Gino likes it because, “It’s Red, Fast & Really Rare”.

I’m glad to see dreams do come true.

[Source: Lou Costabile’s channel via YouTube]

S281 SC WITH RARE SCENIC ROOF (06-1241) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1ZVFT82H765251898
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: S281 Supercharged
Engine: 4.6L supercharged
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 7,100
Body Type: Coupe
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Tungsten
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 162155745071

06-1241 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof
06-1241 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof

This 2006 Saleen is in excellent condition. Every option for 2006, 20″ Chrome wheels, HID lights, Scenic Roof, PZero tires. It has never been on a road course of drag strip track, never in the rain or snow. Climate controlled garage, covered at all times. Cannot count how many Trophies it has won at car shows. Signed by Steve and Liz Saleen on the supercharger, Glove box, and owners manual. Have pics of them both signing the car.

I can deliver in an enclosed trailer for a negotiable fee depending on distance.

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BERYLLIUM S281 SC SPEEDSTER (04-0072) HITS eBay

Price: $44,999.00
VIN: 1FAFP45X44F143853
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2004
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Engine: 4.6L 281Cu. In. V8 GAS SOHC Supercharged
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 9,600
Body Type: Convertible
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Beryllium Orange
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Windy City Motorsports
eBay #: 301987973348

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2004 Ford Mustang
SALEEN S-281SC Convertible
Ford Mustang GT SALEEN S-281SC Speedster 1 Owner Only 9k MIles RARE Beryllium!!!

VIN: 1FAFP45X44F143853
Stock #: 143853
Condition: Used Clear Title
Mileage: 9,600
Transmission: 5 Spd Manual
Engine: 4.6L 8 CYLINDER
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Beryllium Orange
Interior Color: Charcoal w/Graphite

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Windy City Motorsports
404 E.North Ave
Lombard, IL 60148
1-866-939-6188

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CLOSER LOOK: S281 (96-0002) RETURNS STATESIDE

PHOTOS: JAEDA CROSBY

96-0002 S281 LOA
96-0002 S281 LOA

Currently, Saleen Automotive offers a dozen custom exterior paint colors on their line of performance vehicles. Though in the late 1990s during the SN95 era, there was one available non-factory hue. A single color that could represent green, blue, purple and gold. This lone color was Extreme Rainbow, the initial optional Saleen custom color developed with partner BASF.

BASF introduced a line of “Extreme Colors” in 1996. Of these first three Extreme hues, Rainbow was the most varied. Officially offered by Saleen as an option for the 1997 model year, they would go on to produce a total of 19 vehicles in this chromatic paint before this color disappeared after the 2009 model year.

One such vehicle is 96-0002, this special SN95 S281 coupe is among the earliest Saleen Mustangs to showcase this unique paint option. Current owner, Jaeda Crosby, located 96-0002 through a fever-pitched search for an original Saleen Extreme Rainbow Mustang. Given both the limited production and limited availability of this color, Jaeda had few leads and numerous dead-ends in trying to locate a vehicle in the United States. Perseverance sent Jaeda to the United Kingdom where #02 had lived since 2004.

Produced during October 1996 and shipped on the 25th of that month, #02 features an interesting list of early Saleen optional equipment. Beginning with the newly introduced S281 coupe, #02 hosts the following: Heat extractor hood, Speedline magnesium wheels, tire upgrade, 13″ front brake upgrade, and Saleen/Recaro leather seating.

For the 1996 model year Saleen produced 444 Mustangs, 424 were S281 models, 413 were based on the GT chassis, 191 were of the GT coupe body, 177 GT coupes featured 5-speed manual transmissions and 27 GT coupes with manual transmissions featured Opal Grey interior. Of those, 4 had the Saleen/Alcon brake upgrade, 20 were equipped with the optional 3.55:1 gears, 3 had the Tire Upgrade while 96-0002 was the lone S281 coupe, GT chassis, Manual Transmission, Opal Grey interior vehicle to receive the optional Saleen vented hood, Saleen/Recaro leather seating, Speedline Magnesium Wheels and Optional Custom Paint.

Of the 444 street Mustangs produced for the model year, one was painted a Saleen custom color. 96-0002 is this car.

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[Source: Jaeda Goodwin Crosby]

RACE READY S281 (97-0217) HITs eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FALP42X8VF189632
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: No Title / Bill of Sale
Year: 1997
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Engine: 4.6 Liter
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 0
Body Type: Coupe
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 191880546296

97-0217 S281
97-0217 S281

1997 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 number #217 This is a real Saleen that came out of CA. in 2005 it was built by Steve Marshall to SCCA Sedan Specs, This is a real Saleen that is basically stock with a full roll cage, with Saleens racecraft suspension. It has 13″ brakes on front (Saleen) 3:55 gears, X pipe and off road exhaust, 281 over head cam engine (285 HP with Saleen upgrades) It is not street legal. It has run at Laguna Seca CA in the Shelby open track events and has run at Most race tracks in the southeast of NASA since 2005. I bought it in June of 2005 and went racing with N.A.S.A. Mr. Barwick is the owner and had ran the Saleen in time trials after getting his license. The last time it was ran was at the 50th Mustang show at Charlotte NC. It is super dependable, awesome to drive and has never been in any incidents. Seat belts are out of date, tires are still great, just changed the oil and brake fluid. I installed new brake pads on front and rear and has only two open track events on them. Handles great!! call me with any questions Bob Oswalt 803-532-1011

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TOM CESARE’S S281 (06-0115) SPORTS A NEW COPPER WRAP

PHOTOS & TEXT: TOM CESARE

Time for a change. Had my car wrapped with 3M Gloss Liquid Copper vinyl. It is somewhat close to Beryllium; which is one of my favorite colors. My Tungsten paint is in great shape, so the wrap not only changes up the car; it also protects the paint underneath. Oh, I also added Saleen HIDs and Baer 14″ rear rotors.

06-0115 S281 New Copper Wrap
06-0115 S281 New Copper Wrap

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[Source: Tom Cesare]

MINT 1996 S281 COUPE (96-0405) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FALP42X1TF231295
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1996
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Coupe
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: 11,005
For Sale By: Speed Sports Racing
eBay #: 401119615412

1996 Saleen S281 Coupe
Only 11186 miles
All original Paint and showroom condition

96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281

This Saleen has only been registered to 1 owner. Sold new at Raceway Ford in California on 10/19/1996. It is not very often that we get a car of this vintage with all original paperwork. We had the car just serviced at the Vancouver Ford dealership. The service included brand new BFG tires and fully inspected. This car is all original paint, and looks excellent. Only flaw is some spiderweb cracks in the front bumper. The interior is all original, and looks very very clean and no damage. The underside is just as clean as the top side. This car is a perfect car for any Ford collector. I am happy to assist with any shipping or questions about the Saleen.

96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281
96-0405 S281

Call 503-819-9007 Matt for Details

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