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Hi all,

As part of my "Spotting 2008 Saleen online" hobby, I came across a picture of the Grabber Blue H302SC in Sydney. Unfortunately no shot of the bumper #

https://www.autogespot.us/saleen-h302-v3/2010/09/28

I also had the "15 H302SCs built" number noted - I wonder where the error crept in, thanks @Dave for clearing up that there were only 8.
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Just a thought that car could be the 2008 H281 Grabber Blue car also.
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I missed that there were (non DG) H281’s. I haven’t actually spotted one, If the only difference is under the hood, you are totally correct. Now I need to do some sleuthing next time I’m in Sydney… :)

I wonder if @tony Day has ever come across this one? He is the master of all things Salween in Australia…

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Looks like Dave tracked this down a long time ago, and sounds like you were spot on that it was the h281…

https://saleenforums.soec.org/showthread.php?t=16538
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Got to get lucky once in a while! I thought albeit not very clear in the first pic you supplied that it said H-281 Heritage.
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Now I’d like to find some of the H-302 S/C Models like mine. Seems they are real unicorns. I did see the Grabber Green from Miller’s Mustang Barn sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2016. But have not seen any either up for sale or owned. Dave?
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I have "online spots" on 25 heritages out of 33. Not bad for an armchair hobby! :) Not all confirmed, and a bunch I am not sure if they are NA or SC. @Dave of course has much better data than I do, but its an enjoyable past time.

#08 - grabber blue H281, probably an automatic, in Australia

#12 SC - Performance White
#13 SC - Vapor Silver
#14 SC - Vapor Silver
#16 SC - Grabber Green

#03 - grabber blue (originally Candy Apple Red)???
#10 - Vapour Silver
#12 NA - Performance White, Aug 2015 1600 miles
#14 NA - Candy Apple Red, Dec 2015 3200 miles
#15 NA - Candy Apple Red
#16 NA - Performance White
#17 NA - Vista Blue, March 2021 14k miles
#18 NA - Performance White, March 2016, 9326 miles
#19 - Performance White, 2017 51k km (In Japan)
#20 NA - Vista Blue
#22 NA - Vapor Silver, July 2016, 62,400 miles
#25 NA - Performance White (press car ?)
#27 NA - Torch red
#28 - Candy Apple Red
#29 - Vapor Silver
#30 - Torch Red, 2014 14,994 miles
#31 - Torch Red
#32 - Torch Red,
#33 - Vapor Silver, 2019 32168 miles, highly modified
#34 - Vapor Silver, ??? 1701 miles

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Ok this is what I have….
N/A Cars.
08-H281 Grabber Blue.
H-302.
10 Torch Red.
12 White.
14 Candy Apple Red.
15 Candy Apple Red
16 White
17 Vista Blue
18 White
19 White
20 Vista Blue
21 ClearCoat Silver
22 Vapor
25 White
27 Torch Red
28 Candy Apple Red
29 Vapor
30 Torch Red
31 Torch Red
32 Torch Red
33 Vapor
34 Vapor

H-302 S/C
03 Grabber Blue
10 Vapor
12 White
13 Alloy
14 Clearcoat Silver
16 Grabber Green
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So at this point we are looking for numbers for 2- N/A cars
Alloy
Black

And 3 S/C Cars
Alloy
Black
White
Wondering if they even exist.
When calling for my LOA Spring said she had 9 S/C cars listed.
Dave said 8

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A thought is it possible the black cars missing were converted to Dark Horse cars?
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2008 Heritage Production (Non-Dan Gurney Editions)

H281 3-Valve
  • Performance White: 2
  • Saleen Custom Grabber Blue: 1
  • Total: 3

H302 3-Valve
  • Torch Red: 5
  • Alloy Metallic: 1
  • Vista Blue: 2
  • Performance White: 5
  • Dark Candy Apple Red: 3
  • Black: 1
  • Silver Metallic: 1
  • Vapor Metallic: 4
  • Total: 22

H302 Supercharged
  • Performance White: 2
  • Vapor Metallic: 1
  • Black : 1
  • Alloy Metallic: 1
  • Silver Metallic: 1
  • Saleen Custom Grabber Blue: 1
  • Saleen Custom Grabber Green: 1
  • Total: 8
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The 2008 H281 cars were both automatic transmission equipped. The H281 was not a model offered in MY 2008, so it may be safe to assume these remained stock engine cars because the Heritage series for '08 had the 302 engine conversion. The two 2008 H281 cars have 19" wheels and the shaker hood scoop. MY 2007 H281 Mustangs do not have the shaker hood and feature 18" wheels.

The Dark Horse Edition was a 2009 MY vehicle. This was the lone Heritage car offered for 2009. There was some talk of finishing the 300 unit run of Dan Gurney Editions using 2009 chassis, but this never materialized.

As a side note: most all the MY 2009 Saleen and Racecraft Mustangs were produced during August-October 2008. The majority of these conversions were Racecraft models.
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H281 3-Valve

08-0008 - Grabber Blue - Export, Automatic Transmission.
08-0011 - Performance White - Export.
08-0012 - Performance White - Export, Automatic Transmission.


H302 3-Valve

08-0010 - Alloy Matallic
08-0011 - Torch Red
08-0012 - Performance White
08-0014 - Dark Candy Red
08-0015 - Dark Candy Red
08-0016 - Performance White
08-0017 - Vista Blue
08-0018 - Performance White
08-0019 - Performance White
08-0020 - Vista Blue
08-0021 - Silver Metallic
08-0022 - Vapor Metallic
08-0025 - Performance White
08-0027 - Torch Red
08-0028 - Dark Candy Red
08-0029 - Vapor Metallic
08-0030 - Torch Red
08-0031 - Torch Red
08-0032 - Torch Red
08-0033 - Vapor Metallic
08-0034 - Vapor Metallic
08-0069 - Black


H302 Supercharged

08-0003 - Dark Candy Red - Saleen Media & Demo vehicle - Repainted Grabber Blue and converted to H302 SC specs for first owner in 2009.
08-0009 - Performance White - Saleen Media & Demo vehicle.
08-0010 - Vapor Metallic - Saleen Media & Demo vehicle.
08-0011 - Black
08-0012 - Performance White
08-0013 - Alloy Metallic
08-0014 - Silver Metallic
08-0016 - Grabber Green
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The final 2008 Heritage model (non Dan Gurney Edition) was 08-0010. Shipped in October 2008.

Most of the MY 2008 Heritage cars (non Dan Gurney Edition) were produced in October and November of 2007.


08-0003 was the Saleen Inc media and demo vehicle for the H302 3-valve line. If you see a Candy Red H302 in vintage photos, it will probably be the #03 car.

This #03 car was converted to SC specifications and repainted Grabber Blue when sold to the first owner. This car also has the post-title "Super Shaker" conversion. This was the lone Heritage SC to feature the ram air intake.

The "Super Shaker" may have debuted as a Speedlab kit around mid-2008 (I don't remember). The air filtration system was not EPA legal. The 2009 Dark Horse side-stepped this buy calling it a post-title installation, even though they were shipped to dealers with this ram air induction installed.


The watts-link rear stabilizer was an option on the 2008 H302 3-valve. Early production models do not appear to feature this item since the "version 2" update was not available. I could be mistaken.

For the 2008 H302 3V, the 3.73 gears were an option.

Standard wheels on the 2008 H302 3V were the silver painted 19" 5-spokes. Optional were chrome 19" 5-spokes.

Standard wheels on the 2008 H302 SC were the silver painted 19" 7-spoke minilites. Optional were chrome 19" 5-spokes. So, if you ordered chrome wheels on an SC, you deleted the minilites.

The 2008 H302 3V used the quad exhaust tips and mini front spoiler from the 2007 H281 3V.

The 2008 H302 SC used the oval exhaust tips and large front spoiler from the 2007 S302 PJ.

For 2008 Heritage cars, the rear louvers, hood pins, painted mirror caps and side roof scoops were optional. As well as the RF "Punch" trunk mounted sub.


These 2008 Heritage cars were available in both coupe and convertible as well as in offered in all of the Saleen Custom Colors with additional 1970s "Grabber" hues. No 2008 Heritage convertibles were built and no one ordered a car in a Saleen Custom Candy Color.
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My S/C was built in March 2008 and a ship date of March 20, 2008
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That clears up a bunch! Thanks Dave
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Awesome info as always Dave!

Thanks,
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Hmm, checking your list @Dave, and H302 3-Valve 08-0013 seems to be missing. Looks to be Alloy in color - any possibility this is what you are actually listing as #10?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&__cft__[0]=AZVvyMT-dR5tmUc9RUOJlqOcJiiNfbAipalD3fjyJsemEIJ-4DJkjGzwyaVhA8AZo73hgVcCnPSWRGO1OtPytW-vP7mOOQmud0XaixnWOy1OAd_YUNzl2TQxJjuqTF93cvHbUB2Di 7DYnV1qpd-BLvxU&__tn__=R]-R

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Also thought it was weird that there were two #17 3V's, and no #19. Is that perhaps a mix up? Looks like #19 is in Japan...

https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid...1/profile.aspx

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I wish I could find either of the Grabber S/C cars. Would love to be a caretaker for either one.
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I wish I could find either of the Grabber S/C cars. Would love to be a caretaker for either one.
Someone took a bath on the Grabber Green one. bought at Scottsdale in 2016 for $82,500.00, and then sold at Scottsdale 2019 for $51,700.00. Same miles, so they didn't even get to enjoy it for their $30k...

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Man I would of jumped on that car at that price!
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Send me photos.

Car 08-0017 #2 looks to be car 08-0019.

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Hmm, checking your list @Dave, and H302 3-Valve 08-0013 seems to be missing. Looks to be Alloy in color - any possibility this is what you are actually listing as #10?

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Also thought it was weird that there were two #17 3V's, and no #19. Is that perhaps a mix up? Looks like #19 is in Japan...


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My S/C was built in March 2008 and a ship date of March 20, 2008
Most of the 2008 H302 SC cars were built in Feb & March of '08. The exception to this are the media and demo cars.
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Wondering if my car was the last
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Wondering if my car was the last
Which car do you have?
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2008 H-302 S/C #14 Clearcoat Silver Metallic
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2008 H-302 S/C #14 Clearcoat Silver Metallic

Did you put the stripes back on this car?


#12, #13, #14 could be the last H302 SC models. Depends on how long the car sat completed before it you shipped out.

I guess technically the "up-fitted" Grabber Blue SC was the final Heritage SC shipped out, but one of the three above were actually the final ones.

#14 has the latest ship date.
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Hopefully stripe install this week, the chrome five spoke wheels have already been installed.
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Hopefully stripe install this week, the chrome five spoke wheels have already been installed.

Congrats on the stripes!

I thought this was a silver Minilite wheeled car?
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You are correct! I have a set of mini lites up in my loft that were painted a gun metal grey to match a 2005 S281. I have had them for a long time just need to find a company to strip and refinish them. Not sure how I feel though silver car/silver wheels. We will see.
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You are correct! I have a set of mini lites up in my loft that were painted a gun metal grey to match a 2005 S281. I have had them for a long time just need to find a company to strip and refinish them. Not sure how I feel though silver car/silver wheels. We will see.

I agree. It's too much silver metallic, but that was the original spec.

The chrome wheels will be nice. Enjoy!
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Yes I think so also. Thanks Dave!
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Hi Chris
Unaware of this particular car, would have been imported & converted in Melbourne and then possibly sold in Sydney.....good looking car
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