1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren
Sporting a special, fresh-looking exterior decked out in a nice, vibrant color, this 1988 Ford Mustang ASC McClaren is one well-dressed Pony. It carries the unmistakable promise of open air fun and will pull into its next owner's garage with a clean AutoCheck in tow as proof it's avoided any notable collisions. Very few of these special edition 2-seater Mustangs were made in the first place, so it's got bona fide collectability value to boot. The ASC McLaren conversion confers a decidedly European look to this Mustang, giving it a noticeably more angled windshield, adding to its perceived length in back and creating a more refined, aerodynamic overall look. There are some nice styling cues that came along with the conversion, including special body moldings, an aggressive front air dam, a stylish rear spoiler and the "McLaren" badging on the decklid and prominent lettering recessed into the rear bumper. The result is a still very recognizable classic that'll make you do a double take when you see it. The bright red shade it wears really complements its bold look and, if you take a closer look, those ASC McLaren modifications were done with a lot of skill - no big surprise, as Ford gave this collaboration its blessing and everyone involved knew that there'd be a lot of muscle car aficionados watching closely. With the top down, the ultra-finished look seems like a precursor to convertibles that wouldn't be introduced until quite some time later. The customary Mustang interior has been skillfully converted into its two-seater status, with gray upholstery that pairs well with the bright exterior. As you climb inside, you'll see there's a nice, comfortable driving environment on display here. The special-edition leather bucket seats are in very clean condition, with no splits in sight on their two-tone surfaces, with plenty of padding remaining to provide comfort for even the longest of journeys, and between them you'll notice a center console that's been seamlessly elongated to accommodate the ASC McLaren modification. In back, the space formerly occupied by the bench seat has seen a thorough revamping that's left it as a well-detailed storage compartment. In addition to the visual novelty this Mustang offers, it's also a well-equipped, open air cruiser - air conditioning, a tilt column, cruise control, power windows and power door locks are all on board. An AM/FM/CD stereo sits at the center of a well-preserved dash area to handle your audio requests. There's a slight bit less room available in the trunk area, but still plenty to stash some suitcases for a weekend getaway. Sitting in the center of a very well-detailed engine compartment is a 5.0-liter H.O. V8 known for its rock-solid dependability, surrounded by fresh-looking hoses and components. True to its reputation, the power plant starts easily and runs very smoothly, and is accompanied by a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission that's also in good form. A number of components have been replaced to upgrade this rare Mustang's road-readiness, including a new radiator, brake pads and rotors, shocks and power steering pump. A strut tower brace also spans the shock towers to increase its rigidity. With power disc brakes at all four corners, as well as smooth power steering, this classic offers dependable stopping power and is an easy navigator on its set of 15" special edition ASC McLaren wheels outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials. A look below reveals an undercarriage that's looking reassuringly sturdy. You don't see many examples of this rare breed of Mustang on the road and with its strong drivetrain and well-preserved condition, this 1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren is a truly rare find. Call today!