The Saleen S-281 is a variant introduced between the 4th and 5th generations of Ford Mustang which was produced by the American manufacturer Saleen, Inc. By 2005, Saleen departed from being a company of modifying existing Ford Mustangs as well as various other Ford automobiles, and became an Original equipment manufacturer. This was easily distinguishable with the body work designed by Phil Frank on the S-281's as well as the various other models offered by Saleen. Previously referred to as Saleen Mustang, Saleen now introduced a model designation based on the Cubic Inch Displacement (CID) of the engine, now referring the car as Saleen 281 CID, or simply S-281. Any distinguishable options purchased by the customer is indicated with a suffix added after the 281, designating its difference.
The Supercharged version of the S-281 was first introduced as an option for the New Edge Mustang in 1999 with a horsepower rating of 350. Designated as Saleen 281 CID SuperCharged, this designation was widely recognized as a separate model in 2000 with more options becoming available by Saleen. Notable internal differences of an S-281SC introduced a dual gauge instrument cluster above the dashboard, while the only external difference was a Saleen Heat Extractor hood. With the introduction of the Fifth-generation Ford Mustang, the supercharger was now installed in an upside-down configuration to provide better performance and a higher horsepower rating of 465. By 2006 the HP rating was up to 550 HP.
Roughly 2000 Saleen C-281's of all configurations are produced each year, this being #1144. In 2006 only 203 SC convertibles were produced, making this car a sure bet for increased appreciation and value as the years pass.
This low mileage "in the wrapper" car is as new in all respects. There is only one little ding on the left front fender- which should be easily remedied by a competent PDR technician- other wise this car is perfect and as it left the showroom. Finished in the always desirable triple black color combination, the car features all its original accessories such as the floor mats, and window stickers.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these rare super Mustangs before the prices start getting rediculous.