The Saleen Forums at soec.org header image

Go Back   The Saleen Forums at soec.org > Saleen Mustang Discussions > 1999-2004 Saleen Mustang
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

1999-2004 Saleen Mustang For the SN-95 New Edge platform. Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-02-2020
S281SC-95 S281SC-95 is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Montgomery
Posts: 2
Question Advice: 2001 S281 SC - Build it up or leave it alone & sell

So I am at point of power to where i either need to build my engine or sell it as is and start over. I have a 01 281-SC that has a steigy ported blower, Cams, Full Exhaust, Fuel System with some good supporting mods. At about 14 psi i pushing the limits of the stock short block and i am considering doing a Twin Turbo Termi Swap... The car has 56K miles with all the mods done around 50K and i have had mustangs my whole life but new to the Saleens. If i do this build is it going to kill the value and/or be hard to sell? is the value already gone with the mods i have done? i love the car and dont plan on selling it but if that was the case i would just sell it and pick up a coyote to put twins on as i do tend to rotate cars every couple years just to start fresh builds. Just curious as to how these things hold value stock vs slightly modded vs heavily modded.. I would hate to kill a great car just because i want to go fast.


Thanks for any advice, Tyler
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2020
OxfordS281 OxfordS281 is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by S281SC-95 View Post
So I am at point of power to where i either need to build my engine or sell it as is and start over. I have a 01 281-SC that has a steigy ported blower, Cams, Full Exhaust, Fuel System with some good supporting mods. At about 14 psi i pushing the limits of the stock short block and i am considering doing a Twin Turbo Termi Swap... The car has 56K miles with all the mods done around 50K and i have had mustangs my whole life but new to the Saleens. If i do this build is it going to kill the value and/or be hard to sell? is the value already gone with the mods i have done? i love the car and dont plan on selling it but if that was the case i would just sell it and pick up a coyote to put twins on as i do tend to rotate cars every couple years just to start fresh builds. Just curious as to how these things hold value stock vs slightly modded vs heavily modded.. I would hate to kill a great car just because i want to go fast.


Thanks for any advice, Tyler

It is already going to be a limited market based off certain modifications compared to a factory example: it will be an easier sale with the 2V drivetrain. The amount of time labor and money people would rather buy a cobra than a Saleen body with a 4V. If you want to modify it, do it, itís your car. But there wonít be much return on investment. Especially the cost of 4Vís and the ability to do the same with coyotes if not better.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
1996 #222 1 of 21 in Moonlight Blue 1 of 8 with exact options

3:55's F-Leather 2 Point Chassis Brace

1999 #259 3:08's Chrome wheels, Supercharged, Floormats.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2020
Dave's Avatar
Dave Dave is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Penn
Posts: 11,893
Default

As stated previously.

Collectors will prefer to have a vehicle closer to OE specs. Saleen values tend to fall on condition, rarity, and if the specific rarity is desired by collectors.

If you're having a good time with your vehicle, stop thinking and continue having a good time.

I don't particularly believe Saleen vehicles are easy to sell in general.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-07-2020
saleen556 saleen556 is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: banks or
Posts: 168
Default

I personally would leave it alone. Itíll cost you more when you do sell. I modded the hell out of my 02 and ****ed away a good 25k in mods. Sold the car about 5k miles later for 17k with only about 37k miles on the car. If you are okay with throwing the money away for a fast car though a twin turbo setup would be sweet.
__________________
2017 Z06 stock for now.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2020
S281SC-95 S281SC-95 is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Montgomery
Posts: 2
Default

thanks for all the input, i think i may try and sell the car this summer and just enjoy it until it does sell. If it doesnt sell by the fall i will probably put a set of twins on it. I know these cars values are sort of hard to say but any idea on what the car might be worth? The interior is 10/10 and the exterior is probably 7/10
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2020
saleen556 saleen556 is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: banks or
Posts: 168
Default

I went by NADA to get an idea. Then looked on various used car sites to see what asking prices were.
__________________
2017 Z06 stock for now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 AM.


Orders placed through these advertiser links help to support SOEC and this website.

Tire Rack Wheel Clearance

When you buy one Valeoģ ULTIMATEô Wiper Blade from Tire Rack, you'll get one free!

Dunlop $50 Rebate


| SOEC.ORG | ABOUT SOEC | MEMBERSHIP | SHOWROOM | LITERATURE | VEHICLE PRODUCTION | THE SALEEN TRADER | SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE | CONTACT SOEC | SOEC @ FACEBOOK |


All Original Content Copyright © 1991-2021 Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, LLC (SOEC). All Rights Reserved.
SOEC is the official independent, non-profit organization for owners and enthusiasts of vehicles by Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive, Inc.