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1988 ASC McLaren Ford Mustang Convertible Beautiful

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: ASC Mclaren Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: ASC McLaren
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 95,000
  • VIN: 1fabp40e8jf157352
  • Color: black
  • Engine size: 5.0
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Cruise Control, Power Locks
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Ford Mustang 1988 Description

Really amazing classic!Meticulouslymaintained and always garaged! This car is a truepiece of history, 2 seater Mustang! it was 1 of1,015 producedandjust1 of 185 black convertibles produced by ASCMcLaren. Only 95,000 miles on the completely Stock HI-Performance 5.0 and the transmission is very strong! Recently replaced the top so it is in great shape as well! The original wheels where professionally powder coated and look amazing as well, am the 3rd owner of this Convertible, nd will be very sad to see it go! I have lots of Paper work on it as well as a folder ofreceipts! This is aGentlemen'sMuscle car. Don't miss out on this Beauty!
Here is some history on the ASC McLaren's thatexplains some of thedifferences:
The Mustang has come to symbolize for the millions who have held title to their own examples, t has been absent from the sports roadster market. Consider this: All of the basic traits that would put it on the same playing field as the imports have existed since day one, ncluding the long hood/short rear deck profile, he sleek yet timeless styling, nd, xcept for a 10-year hiatus, convertible top. Its technical exclusion from said market boils down to one simple fact: The Mustang has been burdened with two extra seats. Truthfully, ven this assessment is not absolutely correct, ince, or a time, he Mustang could have been obtained as a true two-seater, ourtesy of ASC/McLaren.

The concept of combining European roadster flair with Ford's pony car sprouted its first roots in the early Eighties when Detroit customizer Peter Muscat decapitated a Mustang and fitted his own convertible top and tonneau cover. Believing there was a market for such a car, uscat approached American Sunroof Company (ASC) founder Heinz Prechter, ho was already working on a project with McLaren.

Shortly thereafter, he concept was presented to Ford, hich was already relaunching the Mustang convertible. The same body style, owever, ould be conspicuously absent from Mercury's Fox-platform Capri. Mercury supplied ASC/McLaren specially modified coupes, eginning with the 1984 models. Production conversions included a custom interior, pecial body moldings, ront air dam, ear spoiler, heels and graphics. Already planned as a low-production vehicle, utput was stifled by a sticker price well in excess of $20,000--far beyond the cost of a production Mustang convertible, ven in GT trim. Capri sales, owever, ere in steady decline, nd by the conclusion of the '86 season Mercury discontinued it; thus conversion work shifted to Mustang for '87.

Like Mercury, ord sent fixed-top coupes to ASC/McLaren. Again, ppearance mods continued; however, nlike ASC/McLaren's work with Buick during the same model year, his collaboration did not result in engine modifications. Even without mechanical tweaking, SC/McLaren Mustangs still ended up costing more than $20,000. This, oupled with a downturn in the economy and disputes between Muscat and Prechter, ed to the demise of the entire project by 1990.

During the four-year span, ust 1,806 Mustangs were converted, 015 of which were done in 1988, aking them bona-fide rarities in the muscle car community. Today, SC/McLarens are supported by a well-organized club and parts network. In addition, he ASC/McLaren Mustang is a comparatively affordable muscle car, lthough performance cars from the Eighties have seen a recent upswing in collectability among enthusiasts.

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