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Man, remember when Saleen Mustangs used to be a stripe, engine and interior package slapped on a Fox-Body GT; essentially Shelbys for the late '80s? Well, with the introduction of the Speedster and Scenic Roof S281 models, those days are as toasted as a box of Thomas' English Muffins in a chemical-plant fire. The Scenic Roof offers a glass top (which begs the question, why didn't they just give it the Full Roth treatment and go the way of the bubble?), that reportedly "captures nature s unsurpassed beauty by protecting its passengers from the weather s elements, all while allowing them to experience the seasons in full bloom." That's damn florid stuff for a ponycar; reminiscent of the Mod Top Mopars of the '60s.

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The Speedster adds a racy tonneau and sport bar to the the convertible, giving the S281 more of a Mach 5-style look. The Speedster drops in November, but if you're looking for the the glasstop Scenic action, you're going to have to wait 'til early next year.

Saleen Announces 2006 Speedster and Scenic Roof Models [Dubspeed]

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