Saleen S281 Supercharged Speedster 2003-002
The car was designated for Saleen’s head of engineering Billy Tally and as also driven by Steve’s wife Liz. It is the vehicle used in the Saleen “Heads Up” poster for 2003. A copy of the poster autographed by Steve Saleen is included with the vehicle.
This vehicle was purchased through a private sale from Saleen Inc. in 2005. It is the first time the vehicle has been offered for public sale and is the first Saleen production vehicle for the 2003 model year. Serial number 2003-001 was never built for the 2003 Saleen production run. Between 1984 and 2003 there were six years (1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2003) that bumper number 002 represents the first production vehicle. Validation of the VIN and the bumper number are documented through the Saleen Monroney label and the publication “The Saleen Years”. A copy of the hard covered book autographed by Steve Saleen is included with the vehicle. The original Saleen Monroney label showing the Saleen factory options is also include with the vehicle as well as the Ford factory Monroney label.
The car is unmolested and in fantastic condition. Recent additions to the car include new radiator, supercharger intercooler, battery, and correct Pirelli Rosso P-Zero tires. Major service just completed included changing all fluids, coolant, brake fluid, supercharger oil, engine oil, filter, transmission, and final drive fluid. The original parts (radiator, intercooler, battery) recently replaced are available if desired.
The S281 is powered by a Saleen supercharged 4.6L Ford V-8 and a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition to the standard Saleen upgrades this vehicle has the following Saleen factory options: Saleen front brake upgrade, upgraded Pirelli tires, and Saleen speedster cover.
This vehicle is one of 100 S281 Supercharged convertibles, and one of 79 Speedsters built in 2003.
We purchased the car from Saleen when I was employed by the company in April 2005 the car has been garaged since it was new. It had 25,325 miles when we purchased it and now has 42,310 miles on the odometer. It has been driven just under 1000 miles per year in past 17 years.
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