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2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 in Police Livery Is 1 of 3 Ever Made

Getting a piece of Transformers memorabilia is never easy, but an upcoming event from Mecum Auctions could help: here is a 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme “Barricade” police car.
2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie 11 photos
2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 Extreme "Barricade" police car from the 2007 Transformers movie
Granted, this is not one of the Autobots, but it’s still a cool car to have. Saleen made only three Ford Mustangs S281s for the first Transformers film, which came out in 2007, and this is one of them. One appeared in the movie as the “Barricade” police car / Decepticon while the other two examples were used as press cars.

The 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 comes in police livery, with tinted windows, a light bar on the roof and a bumper guard at the front, and matching black leather interior. It has the “To punish and enslave…” script on the side. This being a Decepticon, it comes with an overall aggressive styling – and a performance to match.

Powered by a supercharged 4.6-liter V8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, this Saleen can go 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in under 5 seconds, and can reach top speeds of 160 mph (257 kph). It has only 4,690 miles (7,547 km) on the clock, driven across the U.S. to promote the film. This being one of the two press cars, it was never put through the paces on the movie set, so it’s in impeccable condition.

“A rare opportunity to acquire a movie press car with only 4,690 miles and serious performance pedigree, this Saleen S281 Extreme is a certain attention-getter,” Mecum says in the listing.

This Saleen is part of the Eddie Vannoy Collection and sells without a reserve. The construction magnate spent over 50 years building an 80+-piece collection including cars, motorcycles and memorabilia, and had a soft spot for muscle cars. He’s selling the entire collection through Mecum, with the event initially scheduled to take place in June, but now postponed for a later date.

 
 
 
 
 

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