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Old 06-01-2006, 05:18 AM   #11
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Since E cars had their own sequence, it is highly unlikely that a car with a number as high as #243 would be an extreme. Not that it couldn't happen, but I doubt it. There were about 4 or 5 built in 2004 so you'd be looking at a low number.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:35 PM   #12
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I'd like to know if my Saleen is real. I'm sure it is because it has a lot of Saleen parts. But over the last few days, I've seen a lot of stuff on ebay that could lead me to believe my car could be fake. Please anyone let me know. Thanks.

2002 White Saleen Convertible S281 Super Charged #02-0619

Any help with the specs of this car would greatly be appreciated too. I have been told that it has 445HP for the 02 Supercharged Saleens. LMK. Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:10 PM   #13
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Well, first off it does NOT have 445 stock HP. It was 350 I believe for a '02 SC. Have you had it dyno'd to see what it does, because unless the bottom end of the motor has been forged then 445 is a little dangerous on the stock 4.6 2v motor IMO.

We need to know the last 3 digits of your VIN to verify if its real or not.
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Old 06-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #14
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I don't remember my VIN right off hand but I'm pretty sure the last three digits are 388 or 338. I know it's something like that.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:11 AM   #15
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Hi, just joined mustangforums today. Thanks for posting this. I'm interested in a 2003 S281SC Hollywood Edition coupe. Don't care about the H.E. thing, but this car is gorgeous. I believe it's a real Saleen, but just want to make sure before I decide to buy it. :-)

Here's what I have:

VIN - 1FAFP42X33F345277
ID# - 03-0270 (270 is on bumper)
MFG date - 04/03

Not sure what console number you mean? I ckecked the VIN and it's an '03 for sure. :-) It has been repainted. There were some cracks in the hood paint near the vents, so Saleen replaced the hood and repainted it, but then it didn't match the fenders, so then they repainted the fenders and those didn't match the doors, so the entire car was repainted, under warranty.

Nada says it's worth $31k something. The seller is willing to bargain a little. He's offering it for $29k as it is. I was thinking of offering him $28k. What do you think? It's the most beautiful red I've ever seen!!! He said Saleen's paint was much better than Ford's. I haven't seen the car in person, but I'm trying to get somebody in the Orange County California area to go and look at the car for me. Any takers??? LOL I'm in Sweden until Sept 6th.

Or maybe I should just scrap it and buy an '04 Cobra? ;-)

So is it real???? Thanks, sowaxeman!!

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Ok, since its been asked alot lately - maybe our mod can make this a sticky

Are you looking at a Saleen, or even own one and not sure if its the real deal [&:] If it is a 1985 - 2003 its very simple. Post the VIN as well as the bumper/firewall/console ID number (these should ALL exist and match as your first hint). Also tell us if its hatch, coupe, or convertable.

If its a 1984, forget about it. There were only 3 made in '84 and same guy owns all 3 of them here in Indy. If its a 2004-6 then you'll have to call Liz Summar at Team Saleen as the book was published after the '03 model year.

There are SEVERAL of us in here with the ever popular and handy Saleen Book & Registry. A simple check on our end can verify if its real or not. If you don't get a timely response (this means a day or two, not hours ) feel free to PM me.

If you want to know what its WORTH - then go to www.nada.com and select Consumer, then Classic Cars, then Sports Cars, then Saleen.

Hope this helps and frees up a few duplicate posts
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #16
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03-270 has a last 3 VIn of 277, so that matches. It is a coupe, shipped on 4/21/03. Options were Supercharger & 13" brakes. The Saleen book does NOT show this as being a Hollywood Horsepower edition, although several cars around it were...
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:09 AM   #17
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02-619 has a last 3 VIn of 388. It's a convertible, shipped on 5/03/02. Options were Supercharger, Chrome wheels, Light Bar, and a black convertible top. 2002's used the Series II M90 supercharger, and were factory rated at 365 HP.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:53 PM   #18
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Thanks for the knowledge there S281SC I'm out of town at a FULL WEEK training (snore.....snore....snore) so I am without my bible [8D]
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:06 AM   #19
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Hello, I am thinking of buying a 2001 Saleen convertable but not sure if it is legit or not. I have the VIN: 1fafp45x91f209910 and would like any insight you folks may have on the subject. I.E. what to look for when inspecting this vehicle. The car is located in Canada. Where can I find the value of this vehicle. I looked at Nada.com under "sports cars" and the Saleen mustang was not available for 2001? Help, I need this info soon. thanks
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:08 AM   #20
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What's the Saleen # off the car?
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