Evaluation: Grimy engine bay other than new plugs/wires and a new alternator. Decent original paint with a few scratches and chips that are unavoidable on a car driven 86,336 miles. Heavy scrapes and dings on the front wheels. Heavy wear to the steering wheel and the dash top looks a little faded but the seats look fantastic given the mileage. Never the most desirable Saleen Mustang to begin with, and this car has been used as intended and at this point is a bit worn out.
Bottom Line: 1996 was the first year for the Saleen S281, and although it looks the part with the body kit and does have suspension upgrades, it only came with the standard Modular V-8 from the regular Mustang GT. This one sold for $9350 in Kissimmee last year then sold again there this year for $15,400. That it brought so much again only a few months later is surprising, especially given all the wear and tear. There are plenty of ways to get more Mustang for your money than this.