An Atherton, California kid wanted nothing more than a new Saleen 435s Mustang for his 16th birthday.  His parents could afford a Saleen S281 for him, but capped the son’s gift allowance at $10,000.

The parents told him he could have anything he wanted.  When he told them he wanted a new Saleen, his car-dumb parents had no idea he meant a car.  The Saleen costs just 10 large over a base Mustang GT, which he already owns. 

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Sweet Stang Sounds Like Salt

“Since (son) wears contacts, we were sure he was just being practical and wanted enough saline solution to last him a while”, said his mother, who wishes to remain nameless.

The $10k bought the kid 5714 ounces of saline solution which is equal to about 45 gallons, arriving in crates of 1-ounce bottles.

Saleen offers this supercharged 435S Stanger with 435-hp @ 5800 rpm, 425 lb-ft torque @ 4000 rpm, Racecraft suspension, 5-speed manual transmission, 8.8-inch limited-slip differential, and a 3.73:1 final drive.