Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present?

Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present?

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 2:40pm CDT

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Did you recently have a big payday and are ready to start your holiday shopping for the big Transformers fan in your family? Why not get them their very own BARRICADE from the first Transformers live action film? One of three Police car Saleen Mustangs that represented Barricade in alternate mode is currently up for auction on eBay and is available for bid through tomorrow. The auction description for the car reads:

Motoexotica wrote:Motoexotica is proud to offer one of only 3 custom Saleen Mustangs built by Steve Saleen for their role as 'Barricade' in the 2007 movie blockbuster "Transformers". Steve Saleen created only 3 'Barricades' for the film and this was the #2 car, also known as the camera car. It was heavily screen used in the movie due to its attention to detail and no damage. The car features all of the standard Saleen options including 3V Saleen modified engine, mated with a 5spd transmission, full Saleen body kit, Saleen hood, Saleen sail panels, Saleen rear wing, Saleen 20" wheels, Saleen leather interior, Saleen gauges, Saleen shifter, Saleen badging, Saleen suspension, Saleen exhaust, Saleen carbon fiber front chin, and Saleen carbon fiber rear diffuser.

For the film the FX department added a Police front pushbar, state of the art Police low-profile LED lightbar, front and rear strobe lights, camera mounts, Wilwood stunt brake line-lock, tinted windows, police decals, "to punish and enslave" decals, Transformers Decepticon decals, and Michael Bay's lucky number 643. All of the lights and strobes work with no problems and are operated by a control box on the right side of the center console.

The paint on the car is nearly perfect with no major imperfections. The car has been well taken care of throughout the movie as well as after. Decals are all in good condition and not peeling off. The tires all have good tread life left on them and the wheels are free of any scuffs or curb rash.

Inside, the car retains its original interior and has not been gutted like many of these movie cars. Both seats are in great condition with no wear as well as the carpet, dash, headliner and door panels. The most major modification to the car was taking off of the supercharger. Since this was a camera car that had microphones installed, the supercharger whine would have been picked up by the microphones. Due to this, the car does not have a supercharger installed currently and does not come with one.

With this vehicle being reintroduced in the 3rd Transformers film, its value is sure to go through the roof. An interesting bit of trivia is that these cars were built by Steve Saleen as the prototypes for the S281 Extreme. We have seen a lot of these movie cars and can honestly say that this is the cleanest movie car we have ever seen. It was purpose made for the movie and only has 7,200 original miles. The car is 100% street legal and is being sold on a clean, Missouri title with VIN number 1ZVFT82H755115527.


While there's little doubt that this was one of the cars in the first movie, the rumored appearance of Barricade in TF3 described in the auction details is highly suspect and very doubtful.

To view the eBay auction and place your bids, click HERE.

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Credit(s): aKamarov, eBay, Motoexotica


This article was last modified on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 3:31pm CDT

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Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143440)
Posted by Seibertron on November 6th, 2010 @ 3:30pm CDT
Devastattor wrote:Did you recently have a big payday and are ready to start your holiday shopping for the big Transformers fan in your family? Why not get them their very own BARRICADE from the first Transformers live action film? One of three Police car Saleen Mustangs that represented Barricade in alternate mode is currently up for auction on eBay and is available for bid through tomorrow. The auction description for the car reads:

Motoexotica wrote:Motoexotica is proud to offer one of only 3 custom Saleen Mustangs built by Steve Saleen for their role as 'Barricade' in the 2007 movie blockbuster "Transformers". Steve Saleen created only 3 'Barricades' for the film and this was the #2 car, also known as the camera car. It was heavily screen used in the movie due to its attention to detail and no damage. The car features all of the standard Saleen options including 3V Saleen modified engine, mated with a 5spd transmission, full Saleen body kit, Saleen hood, Saleen sail panels, Saleen rear wing, Saleen 20" wheels, Saleen leather interior, Saleen gauges, Saleen shifter, Saleen badging, Saleen suspension, Saleen exhaust, Saleen carbon fiber front chin, and Saleen carbon fiber rear diffuser.

For the film the FX department added a Police front pushbar, state of the art Police low-profile LED lightbar, front and rear strobe lights, camera mounts, Wilwood stunt brake line-lock, tinted windows, police decals, "to punish and enslave" decals, Transformers Decepticon decals, and Michael Bay's lucky number 643. All of the lights and strobes work with no problems and are operated by a control box on the right side of the center console.

The paint on the car is nearly perfect with no major imperfections. The car has been well taken care of throughout the movie as well as after. Decals are all in good condition and not peeling off. The tires all have good tread life left on them and the wheels are free of any scuffs or curb rash.

Inside, the car retains its original interior and has not been gutted like many of these movie cars. Both seats are in great condition with no wear as well as the carpet, dash, headliner and door panels. The most major modification to the car was taking off of the supercharger. Since this was a camera car that had microphones installed, the supercharger whine would have been picked up by the microphones. Due to this, the car does not have a supercharger installed currently and does not come with one.

With this vehicle being reintroduced in the 3rd Transformers film, its value is sure to go through the roof. An interesting bit of trivia is that these cars were built by Steve Saleen as the prototypes for the S281 Extreme. We have seen a lot of these movie cars and can honestly say that this is the cleanest movie car we have ever seen. It was purpose made for the movie and only has 7,200 original miles. The car is 100% street legal and is being sold on a clean, Missouri title with VIN number 1ZVFT82H755115527.


While there's little doubt that this was one of the cars in the first movie, the rumored appearance of Barricade in TF3 described in the auction details is highly suspect and very doubtful.

To view the eBay auction and place your bids, click HERE.

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Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143449)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on November 6th, 2010 @ 4:11pm CDT
Barricade still looks cool though!
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143455)
Posted by dumbprime on November 6th, 2010 @ 4:25pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Prime Riblet wrote: Long story short, Barricade will not be in the movie and the ebay description is false.


What he said.

If that had any truth to it, this site would have known way before some guy trying to flip the car just because he thinks he can make a few (thousand) bucks on TF3.


Not to totally defend the sellers comments about the car but, The seller has a note added on 11-1-10 all the way at the bottom of the auction about the odometer error and that barricade will not be in T3.

"On Nov-01-10 at 10:59:09 PDT, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE: The odometer discrepancy that shows was due to an inspection error. The mileage read 1,465.0 at time of inspection. When the vehicle was inspected, the inspector added the 5th digit by mistake. There is NO discrepancy with the odometer and the mileage is correct for the vehicle.

Also, this vehicle has been written out of the third Transformers film. As of right now Barricade will NOT be in Transformers 3.

Thank you all for looking!!"
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143515)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 6th, 2010 @ 8:48pm CDT
Anyone else find it ironic how Barricade ended up on eBay?

While he won't be in TF3 (in car-mode, at least), it'd be interesting to see if the buyer makes fan-movies of him.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143519)
Posted by Sideslap on November 6th, 2010 @ 9:02pm CDT
I'd sell both my kidneys, most of my blood, one of my lungs and whore myself out to a thousand fat chicks XD just so I could drive around "punishing" and "enslaving" all those stupid drivers on the roads. Plus it's be pretty bad ass in my driveway.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143522)
Posted by OptiMagnus on November 6th, 2010 @ 9:28pm CDT
What a beautiful automobile. Maybe if I become extremely rich I can find an owner of one of these and give a good offer. :lol:
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143523)
Posted by Liftgate on November 6th, 2010 @ 9:34pm CDT
I can't believe someone is actually going to pay $65,000+ for this. For that kinda money you could have pay to have a 1000hp+ custom car built from the ground up, any car, any motor, any way you want it. Stupidity is amazing.

I like how someone ask a question regarding Carfax, that's hilarious. Dude, if you're worrying about carfax, you shouldn't be driving a car like this! :D

And Sideslap, relax man, it dosn't take all that to have a fast ride. All it takes is a job, a car, some parts and some time. A car like this Mustang might get you some oohs and ahhs from people who don't know anything about cars, but it won't get you true respect from car guys. You gotta have your own car, something you put together yourself to get that. That being said, it would be fun to take Barricade for a spin. Or two. Or three. Ok, I'd roast the tires right off it, and I'd love to see the look cops gave me as I drove by in it, that'd be priceless. :)
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143535)
Posted by GetterDragun on November 6th, 2010 @ 10:41pm CDT
Liftgate wrote:I can't believe someone is actually going to pay $65,000+ for this. For that kinda money you could have pay to have a 1000hp+ custom car built from the ground up, any car, any motor, any way you want it. Stupidity is amazing.


How is $65,000 for this stupid? This year S302 Saleen Mustang was like $80,000 new. Seems like a deal since A.) Special edition Mustangs do end up being collectables and B.) Movie props also end up being collectables and are thus worth more.

And saying you can build any car into a 1000hp+ custom car from the ground up for $65,000 is extremely innacurate.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143536)
Posted by Rated X on November 6th, 2010 @ 10:45pm CDT
So many people debating about if Barricade will be in TF3. Did anybody mention the car is BAD ASS ???

$65,000 is actually a fair price considering the car was in a major motion picture and has a custom paint job that is exclusive to the movie. It's not like the Bumblebee Camaro that got a special "Transformers Edition" that you can order for a couple grand more. But for that price I would rather have an Escalade on 26's, ya digg ???
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143539)
Posted by Prime Riblet on November 6th, 2010 @ 11:07pm CDT
I don't think this will meet the reserve. The seller is going to want more for it than he will possibly get. I am actually surprised that the bidding is up to $65G. Maybe Planet Hollywood is trying to buy it...

I pulled up the Motoexotica's website, and they have some interesting cars. They have a nice Batmobile Replica!
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143548)
Posted by Prime Riblet on November 7th, 2010 @ 12:02am CDT
GetterDragun wrote:
Liftgate wrote:I can't believe someone is actually going to pay $65,000+ for this. For that kinda money you could have pay to have a 1000hp+ custom car built from the ground up, any car, any motor, any way you want it. Stupidity is amazing.


How is $65,000 for this stupid? This year S302 Saleen Mustang was like $80,000 new. Seems like a deal since A.) Special edition Mustangs do end up being collectables and B.) Movie props also end up being collectables and are thus worth more.

And saying you can build any car into a 1000hp+ custom car from the ground up for $65,000 is extremely innacurate.


This car started life as a Supercharged S281, later known as the S281 Extreme. Base price before any upgrades would be around $45-47G. It should be rated at around 500 bhp (SAE net).

I do agree though, that it is pretty well impossible to custom build a 1000bhp from the ground up for $65,000. That is simply not going to happen.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143553)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on November 7th, 2010 @ 12:17am CDT
it's amazing what being in a movie does for a car's value.
this particular car, I would pay 65k for easily, if I could afford it without letting things go.
it's fucking barricade forcryingoutloud.
I saw that new show on sy fy the other day about movie prop auctions... you would be amazed. 80k for a gun prop from "lost in space" from the 60s.

as for 1000 hp.... not many engines are even capable of that no matter how you build them... toyota supra springs to mind though.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143558)
Posted by Flashwave on November 7th, 2010 @ 1:07am CDT
Sorrow Six Star wrote:it's amazing what being in a movie does for a car's value.
this particular car, I would pay 65k for easily, if I could afford it without letting things go.
it's **** barricade forcryingoutloud.
I saw that new show on sy fy the other day about movie prop auctions... you would be amazed. 80k for a gun prop from "lost in space" from the 60s.

as for 1000 hp.... not many engines are even capable of that no matter how you build them... toyota supra springs to mind though.


EMD 710. :P (Because I fervently belive we need more trainbots in this world)

I too was worried about the reserve. We'll see what happns to it in the next 19 hours. But I'm inclined to believe it won't hit the reserve. Still, nicew to know that Barri is "out there" and there's someone eilling to part with him for the right(ously insane) price.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143564)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on November 7th, 2010 @ 1:09am CST
lol. we were talking about automotive engines... but I bet that engine costs over 65k.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143574)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 7th, 2010 @ 2:33am CST
I'd love it but no way I could afford it... also I can't drive
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143618)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 7th, 2010 @ 6:56am CST
The description says its street legal, is that right? I remember some poor guy converted his own car to look like Barricade for his son and he was having trouble with the law, how can this be any different?
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143631)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 7th, 2010 @ 7:32am CST
Ravage XK wrote:The description says its street legal, is that right? I remember some poor guy converted his own car to look like Barricade for his son and he was having trouble with the law, how can this be any different?

Most US States have "blue light" laws, keeping you from having light on your car that could be mistaken for law enforcement. This would definitely fall into that category. Plus, I suspect you'd get in trouble for impersonating an office.

Very cool though and would make a great display piece in a killer home theater/man pit and would also be a big hit on the car show circuit.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143653)
Posted by Sorrow Six Star on November 7th, 2010 @ 8:35am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I'd love it but no way I could afford it... also I can't drive


oh no? you should learn. driving can be so wonderful!
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143658)
Posted by GetterDragun on November 7th, 2010 @ 8:43am CST
Prime Riblet wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:
Liftgate wrote:I can't believe someone is actually going to pay $65,000+ for this. For that kinda money you could have pay to have a 1000hp+ custom car built from the ground up, any car, any motor, any way you want it. Stupidity is amazing.


How is $65,000 for this stupid? This year S302 Saleen Mustang was like $80,000 new. Seems like a deal since A.) Special edition Mustangs do end up being collectables and B.) Movie props also end up being collectables and are thus worth more.

And saying you can build any car into a 1000hp+ custom car from the ground up for $65,000 is extremely innacurate.


This car started life as a Supercharged S281, later known as the S281 Extreme. Base price before any upgrades would be around $45-47G. It should be rated at around 500 bhp (SAE net).

I do agree though, that it is pretty well impossible to custom build a 1000bhp from the ground up for $65,000. That is simply not going to happen.


Huh...I always thought it was the better one. Still, for a movie prop it is a good deal.
Re: Actual "Barricade" Saleen Mustang Available on eBay; Early Christmas Present? (1143744)
Posted by Liftgate on November 7th, 2010 @ 12:49pm CST
Prime Riblet wrote: "This car started life as a Supercharged S281, later known as the S281 Extreme. Base price before any upgrades would be around $45-47G. It should be rated at around 500 bhp (SAE net).

I do agree though, that it is pretty well impossible to custom build a 1000bhp from the ground up for $65,000. That is simply not going to happen."




Visit any dragstrip on any weekend and you'll find several 1000hp cars that were build for far LESS then 65 grand. And yep, from the ground up. Also keep in mind that the supercharger is missing from this car if you read the details, which means it's pretty much a stock mustang, so about what you're getting is a paint job, a light bar and some stickers for your money.

Whenever you're buying a *new* car with "performance" packages, you're always paying way more than what you're actually getting performance-wise. Example, your $80,000, 500hp mustang vs my old truck with it's $2500, 400hp+ engine. Ask anyone who races and they'll tell you the same thing.

Lamborghinis, Vipers, Farraris, Saleen, all these "exotic sport cars" are aimed at rich people who have tons of money to throw away and just wanna look cool to their other rich friends, or to help them pick up their girl-of-the-week. Remember that scene in Fast & Furious were Vin Diesel talks smack to the guy in the Lamborghini (or whatever it was)next to him at the stoplight? Yeah, that's about as much respect as you'll get from most car crowds if you show up in one of these.


(dunno what happened here, the quote thing didn't work right somehow)

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