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Old 08-25-2012
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Default FS: 2003 SALEEN S281 Extreme

You are viewing an authentic 2003 S281 Extreme manufactured in Irvine, CA by Steve Saleen of SALEEN Inc. This is the second SALEEN
I've owned and it's in good condition. Below is more information about the vehicle and if you are needing any further details, feel free to message me. Thank you for viewing.

2003 was Saleen's lowest production year and it's 20th Anniversary year. The 2003 Saleen S281 supercharged Extreme had many internal upgrades to the 4.6 liter V-8 engine. The crankshaft was a Saleen unit made from forged steel, as were the Saleen connecting rods. The Saleen pistons were made from forged aluminum. The Saleen cylinder heads were constructed from aluminum and included a Saleen camshaft and super-duty valve springs. The engine management system was manufactured by Powerflash Performance.

This engine also included a larger mass air-flow sensor and larger fuel injectors. The output of the S281-E engine was 445 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 450 foot pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. The base price for a S281-E coupe was $60,586, while the convertible sold for $64,504.










2003 Saleen S281E

2003 S281E #15 manufactured in Irvine, CA
4.6 2V 445 HP Engine
Supercharged 6-Spd manual
Zinc Yellow
12,900 miles


Production
1 of 14 S281E vehicles
1 of 4 S281E coupes


Options
3.73:1 Gears
+ Extreme Options

Saleen S281E Components (Additional Specs)
Saleen S281E 445HP Engine
Saleen Series V-Type Intercooled Supercharger
Saleen Forged Aluminum Pistons
Saleen Forged Steel Crankshaft
Saleen Forged Steel Rods
Aluminum Heads and Saleen Camshafts and valve springs
90 mm Mass Air Sensor and 60lb sequential injectors
Saleen 75 mm throttle body
Saleen Powerflash Calibration - 6500 RPM
11" Aluminum Flywheel with 11" Double Clutch Disc
Saleen 14" brake system
Saleen quick ratio 6-speed manual transmission
Saleen exclusive Maxgrip Differential
Saleen balanced custom drive shaft
Saleen Cold Air Induction system and performance air filter
Saleen Water-to-Air Intercooler with Heat Exchanger
Saleen Racecraft Suspension with gas filled shocks and struts, front and rear sway bar, etc.
Saleen five spoke alloy wheels 18X9 front and 18X10 rear. 265(F) 295(R)


Modifications

Cobra Tank
Focus Pumps
Kenne Bell Boost-a-pump
Siemens 60lb Injectors
SCT 90MM Mass Air Meter
Chicane Sport Intercooler
Bassani X-pipe
3.73 Gears
Raptor Shift-light

Nadaguides.com Price Report
Original MSRP $63,725.00
High Retail $42,000.00
Average Retail $32,500.00
Low Retail $27,600.00


Media
Autoblog Saleen Facility
5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords
2 Fast 2 Furious Cover Story
Automobile Magazine Review
Wikipedia - Saleen S281
Nada Saleen Manufacturer Pricing
S281E Literature



I have owned this car a short time and actually sold my 2010 GT500 to acquire this vehicle due to rarity and my love for the Saleen brand. When I purchased from the previous owner, I was told that the car was detuned to put down 400 RWHP however; in comparison to my Shelby it only feels slightly less powerful. The Saleen does have less weight coming in at around 3500lbs so the power-to-weight ratio is ideal.
A popular question that I have seen in ebay ad’s for this year model Saleen is, “The 99-04 model Saleen is prone to paint cracking and spidering on the side skirts and bumpers. How does this car showcase those details?
A: The car is a show winner however, due to the age, there is very minor cracking in the sideskirts and the front bumper is nearly mint with the exception of a small spidering mark in the center and scrapes on the underbody. The rear decklid does have a small crack that I was told had been there since inception and I was unable to notice when I first purchased the vehicle. The headlights, windows, quarter panels and body are all perfect.
Q: How does the interior appear close up?
A: This model year Saleen decided to stop outsourcing to Recaro for making their seats and sourced it to a new company creating a unique design inspired by Recaro. The seats are in absolutely perfect condition and the driver seat barely has any wrinkles as most authentic leather creates over time. The plastic, rubber and other materials are perfect like the day they left the Saleen factory.


Q: How does the car run?
A. The car runs very strong as I drive it 5 days out of the week and love it. I was told from whom I purchased that it was detuned to 400 rwhp however like I said previously, it feels like it will never stop pulling. I test drove this car twice with another extreme owner and a 911t owner and both were equally impressed with the ride, the appearance, the power getting down to the ground and the tune.

Q: What is Saleen?
A. Saleen is a Ford factory mustang that Saleen takes in-house and takes off enough parts and place enough of his own parts that the vehicle becomes certified as part of an Original Equipment Manufacturer. This car is required to comply with regulations in all 50 States and must meet California emissions at birth.

Contact

This particular vehicle is 1 of 1 made in Zinc Yellow and was manufactured on the same line as the Saleen S7 in the Irvine, CA facility. If you have any questions that I can answer, feel free to ask and I will respond quickly and honestly. Thanks for taking the time to review this ad in detail and for admiring the vehicle. Feel free to call me at (214)-558-2060 or PM me for more details. For more photo's and information, please visit link.

To Verify Authenticity


Contact SALEEN
2735 WARDLOW ROAD
CORONA, CA 92882
800-888-8945
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great photography!
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Amazing car! I want mine running!
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Looks great. Good luck with the sale.
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Jarred

Best of luck selling a beautiful and very rare car.Someone will be getting a future collectable that is Barrett Jackson quality.

Bob
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great photography!
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Amazing car! I want mine running!
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Looks great. Good luck with the sale.
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Best of luck selling a beautiful and very rare car.Someone will be getting a future collectable that is Barrett Jackson quality.

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Much appreciated Bob. She has been taken care of. Thanks
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how much, did i miss that? or is it the27k figure?
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how much, did i miss that? or is it the27k figure?
I dont see a listed price..think it had a Buy it now price of 30k last time on EBAY

Wish I could 'wing' it right now, because this is a car I would like to own
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Bump. Watching this sale closely so I can get a good idea of the value of the Extreme models. Beutiful low mileage car!
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Seethrough, thanks for the bump! I'm bumping again
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Seethrough, thanks for the bump! I'm bumping again
Didn't you just get this? Selling already?

Beautiful car!
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Didn't you just get this? Selling already?

Beautiful car!
Thanks bud. I purchased in March of this year and have decided to part in order to purchase something more professional (for my job).
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Thanks bud. I purchased in March of this year and have decided to part in order to purchase something more professional (for my job).

Really!!! Unless you are a proctologist what profession wouldn't you be able to drive this car for? I think it speaks volumes for your professionalism if you drive up in one of these - unless your customers feel like they are paying you too much since you have a car like this?
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Really!!! Unless you are a proctologist what profession wouldn't you be able to drive this car for? I think it speaks volumes for your professionalism if you drive up in one of these - unless your customers feel like they are paying you too much since you have a car like this?
Lets call it peer pressure :)
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I have a Prius I would trade you. Just kidding - I don't own a Prius.
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You work for an oil company don't you. They want you to drive a more economical car instead of a cool fossil fuel burning monster.
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