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Engine Size4.6 Liter Supercharged V8
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Exterior ColorMineral Gray
Steve Saleen always knew how to bring a Mustang right to the razor's edge of performance and styling. Aggressive and elegant, cars like this 2002 Ford Mustang Saleen S281SC convertible are eyeball candy with supercharged V8 performance to back it up the speedy appearance.
Saleens were essentially bespoke cars: tell them what options you want and you get a custom-built Mustang a few weeks later. They ranged from mild to wild, and in the case of this S281SC, the result is a great combination of both. The factory Mineral Gray is a sophisticated hue that lets its best colors out when the sunshine hits its clearcoat, which is perfect for a droptop like this. But the overall presentation is anything but subtle thanks to the swoopy Saleen bodywork. This includes a new front fascia, lower rocker moldings, integrated rear wing, and a special rear bumper. And even the details are aggressive like the gills in the quarter panels, Saleen graphics, and the deeply sculpted heat extractor hood. Check out the front bumper just ahead of the driver's side headlight and you'll note that this one is serial number 62, a great Saleen hallmark. Although there are 43,958 miles showing, this one looks like it has only a fraction of that figure, because someone has truly loved this car.
Inside, this modern custom classic gives you all the convenience of a loaded Mustang. The black leather bucket seats look fantastic, and it power adjusts you to the perfect driving position. There’s a long list of features like cruise control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and an AM/FM stereo with CD changer that’s powerful enough to hear your tunes cleanly with the top down. And speaking of being open to the world, that snug fitting black top easily comes down to reveal that bracing bar that adds strength and speedy style. You can even show that off all through the summer season and stay as cool as you look thanks to ice-cold air conditioning. But this is a true driver’s car at its heart. That’s why you get a grippy leather-wrapped wheel, and beyond that are Saleen special white-faced gauges. Plus, those readouts of top of the dash are important for the upgrade under the hood.
The “SC” in this car’s designation is quite significant. It took the original 4.6-liter V8 and added a Saleen supercharger on top. So while the engine bay looks exceptionally tidy, it’s really a 350 horsepower beast that growls with intensity. Linked to a sweet-shifting five-speed that’s stout enough to handle all the extra power, the true fun of this Mustang is always in your hands. Plus, Saleens always excel is in the handling department, and the S281 package got a comprehensive suspension upgrade, which combined with four-wheel disc brakes to give it the kind of grip to rival far more expensive exotics. And the spectacular 18-inch chrome alloy wheels are a Saleen signature item, and they’re now wearing Bridgestone performance rubber.
Complete with owner’s manual, a performance-built future classic like this rarely is so affordable. So you know how fast you have to act to get it in your driveway. Call today!!!