(3 photos of a 1997 Rio Red Saleen S281 Mustang Convertible) Rio Red 1997 Mustang Saleen supercharged Speedster convertible owned by Christopher Moore from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Saleen serial number is #83B. Christopher tells us more, "This Mustang is a former Budget Rental car. Saleen signed a deal with the rental company to produce a very limited number of Saleens in 1997 and 1998. 88 were produced in '97 while only 30 were in 1998. I bought mine in fall of 1998 and she's a part of the family now. I had a bad episode with NOS one night and toasted the motor. I since have bought a brand new block bored .030 over, brand new trick flow intake and heads, Vortech SQ supercharger, Comp Cams 278ah, forged internals, methanol injection, aluminum driveshaft, Fluidyne radiator, 3.73g. suspension upgrades, and few more upgrades. Everything has been handled by Bud Anderson (engine builderinstaller)."|
(7 photos of a 1997 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe) Rio Red 1997 Mustang SVT Cobra coupe with a black interior and aftermarket BBS wheels. Rio Red was one of two reds offered on the 1997 Mustang. The other was Laser Red. The common miss-spelling for Laser is "Lazer".
(12 photos of a 1998 Laser Red Mustang GT Coupe) This is a Laser Red 1998 Mustang GT coupe. Ford offered three different red paints in 1998. This is the darkest, almost a burgundy, of the three.
(4 photos of a 1998 Laser Red Mustang GT Coupe) Laser Red 1998 Mustang GT coupe owned by Tim from Montrovia, California. This was our featured, Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 13, 2011. Tim has this story to share, "My Sister recently passed away from a long illness and she left me her 1998 Mustang GT. The car has never been driven in the rain and has always been garaged. It has the upgraded wheels for that year and has a pair of Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. Here's the best part of the car - it's 13 years old and only 16,450 miles on it. This car is really fun to drive and I think I'm going to put a Saleen spoiler on it. My last Mustang was a 1969 Hunter Green 428 CJ 4-speed, I was 18 then, now I'm 57. I hope you like the car as much as I do. Yes, we do Tim. It's a really nice looking ride! Here is a vintage photo of Tim and his 1969 Mustang.
(4 photos of a 1998 Rio Red Mustang Coupe) Rio Red 1998 Mustang coupe with a 150hp (at 4000rpm), 3.8 liter, V6 engine. This car has the optional 16 inch alloy wheels.
(6 photos of a 1998 Laser Red Mustang Convertible) Laser Red 1998 Mustang V6 convertible with a tan interior and black convertible top. Laser Red is one of two red paints offered on the 1998 Mustang. This one is the darkest and has a pearlized effect.
(6 photos of a 1998 Laser Red Mustang SVT Cobra Steeda Coupe) Laser Red 1998 Mustang Cobra Steeda coupe with serial Steeda number 9. Exterior changes to this car include Steeda graphics and rear wing; but the engine and handling Steeda changes are significant. This car is riding on 245/45 front 275/40 rear Kumho tires on stock 98 Cobra wheels with 3-D Steeda center caps.
(2 photos of a 1998 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe) Ford promotional photo of a Rio Red 1998 SVT Cobra coupe with the new 1998 Cobra 5-spoke wheels inspired by the 1995 Cobra R model, pony grille emblem, and a 305hp 4.6L DOHC V8 engine.
(1 photo of a 1998 Rio Red Mustang GT Steeda Mamba Coupe) This is the Rio Red, 1998 Steeda Mustang off the cover of the sales brochure. new to 1998 was the Steeda Mamba package which included a 340hp supercharger. Other upgrades shown here are the wheels, graphics, and rear wing. Other options include performance suspension and handling, exhaust, fuel pump, and interior features.
(1 photo of a 1998 Rio Red Mustang Coupe Advertisement) Check it out! This magazine ad shows a Rio Red 1998 Mustang V6 coupe. Its a Gift Horse ad! It goes on to say, "Ford choice now makes it easier than ever to get the must Mustang for your money." It lists all the standard options you can get for $16,495; 15-inch polished aluminum wheels, power 4-wheel disc brakes, Securlock passive anti-theft system, power decklid release windows and door locks, air conditioning, 80-watt premium sound AM/FM stereo with cassette, CD player, tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, 3.8L 150-horsepower V6 engine, and a 5-speed manual transmission.
(1 photo of a 1998 Mustang Steeda Promotional Sales Brochure) This is a copy of the 1998 Steeda Mustang sales brochure. Models include additions to the 1998 GT and Cobra Mustang. The cover shows a Rio Red Steeda GT Mustang. A new GT package for 1998 was the Mamba Steeda which included a 340hp supercharger. The standard 1998 GT V8 had 225hp.
(8 photos of a 1999 Rio Red Mustang GT Coupe) Rio Red 1999 Mustang GT with a 260hp (281ci, 4.6 liter) electronic fuel injected, single overhead cam, V8 engine, GT recessed hood scoop, and GT rear spoiler.
(7 photos of a 1999 Laser Red Mustang Convertible) This is a Laser Red 1999 Mustang V6 convertible. Laser Red is one of three red colors available for the 1999 Mustang. This one has a tan interior and tan convertible top.
(6 photos of a 1999 Laser Red Saleen S351 Mustang Coupe) Laser Red 1999 Mustang Saleen S-351 coupe with gold colored stripes. It is Saleen serial number 99-0014. The S-351 Saleen comes standard with: 351ci 5.8L engine, Vortech supercharger, TFS twisted wedge heads, Saleen extrude honed intake, Saleen enhanced fuel and ignition system, 13-inch Alcon 4-piston brakes, Saleen lower rear control arms, Saleen swaybar, Saleen Racecraft struts and shocks, Saleen Racecraft springs, oil cooler, composite hood, boost and fuel pressure gauges, and Mach 460 stereo. Options for this particular car include: 3.55 gear, Tire upgrade with 10-inch rear wheels, Saleen floormats, Torsion differential, and Saleen Leather Recaro racing seats, and Carbon fiber mirrors.
(12 photos of a 1999 Performance Red Saleen S281 Mustang Convertible) Performance Red 1999 Saleen S281 supercharged Speedster with a black interior and black convertible top. The Speedster package includes the Sports Bar (roll bar) and hard Tonneau Cover. The tonneau cover gives this car the appearance of being a two seater. This is a factory Saleen - ID number 107.
(6 photos of a 1999 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible) Rio Red 1999 Mustang Cobra convertible with a black interior and stock 4.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine. The 1999 Cobra only came in four colors; red, green, black, and white.
(10 photos of a 1999 Lizstick Red Saleen S281-SC Mustang Convertible) I photographed this Lizstick Red 1999 supercharged Saleen S281 convertible at the 2010 MCA Grand Nationals car show held in Bellevue, Washington. This is an amazing color. I first saw it all the way across the car show, even though it was cloudy. I kept coming back all day to get it in the sun, which I finally did when I got this shot.
(9 photos of a 2000 Performance Red Mustang SVT Cobra R Coupe) Here is a rare one. This is a Performance Red 2000 Cobra R coupe. They only made 300 of these. This is number 186. Ford went all out with this model. It has a huge 5.4L V8 engine that puts out 395 horsepower, Canton 8-quart oil pain, McCleod aluminum flywheel, a Tremec T-56 6-speed transmission, 4 inch aluminum drive shaft, 8.8 inch short shaft 31-spline fully independent rear suspension, Brembo 4-piston calipers with 13-inch rotors, Eibach 800lb/750lb springs, Bistien shock absorbers, Borla mufflers with side exit exhaust, and Recaro seats.
(5 photos of a 2000 Laser Red Mustang Coupe) Base level Laser Red 2000 Mustang coupe with a V6 engine. Laser Red is one of two red paints offered on the 2000 Mustang. Laser Red is metallic, while Performance Red is a bright non-metallic red paint.
(4 photos of a 2000 Performance Red Mustang GT Spring Feature Convertible) Performance Red 2000 Mustang GT Spring Edition convertible owned by G Farley from Marysville, Ohio. Greg tells us... I purchased the GT new new in April 2000. At the time it was one of only four such Mustangs east of the Mississippi. It has the Spring Package edition, 4.6L V8 engine, 5-speed manual, and all the options. Less than 1000 built. 9.9/10 in and out. Never driven in snow or salt. It's been stored winters for the last ten years. Entered in one Mustang show, which it won. A babied all original beauty.