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Old 06-27-2017
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Default Newly acquired 97-0127 S281 Speedster, Deep Violet

Thought I would share a few pictures of my newly acquired S281 speedster. I wasn't really in the market for a convertible but couldn't pass up the opportunity to own this particular model as I've heard this color combination is quite rare. The car needs a deep clean and front bumper restoration but it runs very well and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Not sure if it will remain in the stable for too long but my family and I will definitely enjoy it this summer.










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Cool color!
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Very nice. 5 speed? Options? Mileage? Enjoy the summer with the top down!
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Thanks all. It is a 5spd with 72k original miles. It is stock for the most part save for a set of Eibach springs and BBK caster/camber plates.

I am trying to find out what options it originally came with but from what I can tell it is a Speedster with the hard cover and light bar.
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Thought I would share a few pictures of my newly acquired S281 speedster. I wasn't really in the market for a convertible but couldn't pass up the opportunity to own this particular model as I've heard this color combination is quite rare. The car needs a deep clean and front bumper restoration but it runs very well and I'm quite happy with the purchase. Not sure if it will remain in the stable for too long but my family and I will definitely enjoy it this summer.
Our estimate is 14 Deep Violet S281 Saleen Mustangs were produced for the 1997 model year. Of those, 6 were convertibles. Of those, 5 featured the 5-speed manual transmission.

Each of the five 1997 S281 convertibles painted Violet, with black interior and 5-speed transmission were ordered by Fremont Ford. Fremont Ford ordered each Violet convertible with... Chrome Wheels, 3.55:1 gears and Speedster package. So, your S281 is one of 5 ordered exactly the same as 4 others by one Saleen Dealer.

The 1997 Violet Fremont Ford S281 Speedsters are:
97-0127
97-0168
97-0169
97-0198
97-0203
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This is excellent info! Thank you so much for the breakdown on this car. Being 1 of 5 is quite rare so that is great to know. Also, knowing that it originally came from a local Ford dealership to me is also great history. Much appreciated!

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Our estimate is 14 Deep Violet S281 Saleen Mustangs were produced for the 1997 model year. Of those, 6 were convertibles. Of those, 5 featured the 5-speed manual transmission.

Each of the five 1997 S281 convertibles painted Violet, with black interior and 5-speed transmission were ordered by Fremont Ford. Fremont Ford ordered each Violet convertible with... Chrome Wheels, 3.55:1 gears and Speedster package. So, your S281 is one of 5 ordered exactly the same as 4 others by one Saleen Dealer.

The 1997 Violet Fremont Ford S281 Speedsters are:
97-0127
97-0168
97-0169
97-0198
97-0203
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