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For Sale: 1985 Mercury Capri in Lutz, Florida


Vehicle Description

Exceptional rarity, loaded with luxury, and a hardy performance heart all come together on this 1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren. So when you can get something this sharp, elegant, and distinct that also remains exceptionally affordable, then you know you're not the only one tempted by this drop-top.

The Mercury Capri was already intended to be the more elegant version of the Ford Mustang, but ASC McLaren really took it to a whole new level. ASC is known for its specialty craftsmanship, and this is the Capri's only two-seat drop-top. They gave the windshield a steeper angle and built a unique deck lid that gives this the ideal proportions. And the special roof was far more like a European sports car than this Capri's more mainstream Mustang sibling. The lines are so stylish that most people couldn't help but compare it to the Mercedes SL. But since this is a true American, it loves to show off its red-blooded performance heart. You easily see that with the Bright Red paint that loves to radiate in the sunshine. Plus, the hood louvers, flared fenders, and special McLaren-stamped gold lattice wheels really add to the speedy attitude. And while the look is special, so is the car's history. The McLaren part of the name has its roots with racer Bruce McLaren. And because ASC is all about specialty creations, you have serious rarity with this example. There were less than 260 of these convertibles made in 1985, and there was less than 1,000 coupes and convertible ASC McLaren Capris made over a three-year run...that's it!

Because this is a special convertible, they made sure it would look absolutely stylish with the top down. So the roof fully disappears behind a hard tonneau to give this a roadster-like profile. The tan leather upholstery looks terrific against the bright red, and as you peek inside, you see a clean and well-sorted setup that shows off more of this car's European influence. It's in details like the special door panels with pull handles and real wood paneling on the dash. And those Recaro seats feel absolutely awesome. It's loaded with the best features, like power windows, power locks, cruise control, tilt steering column, and an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/cassette stereo. Plus, it's always nice to have a convertible with cold-blowing air conditioning.

As special as this car is inside and out, we love that under the hood is a robust fuel-injected 5.0-liter. This was one of the best V8s of the day and components are plentiful. That means this rare ASC McLaren has nice power and is easy to maintain. In fact, you can tell from the clean and complete condition that this one has been given the respect it deserved. So while this powerplant has a ton of easy upgrades available, we are quite happy to see this classic still looking stock today. And you'll love taking this one out on the road thanks to easy anytime driving features like power steering, front disc brakes, sway bars front & rear, and four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive.

A true rare classic like this needs the right paperwork, and so the sale also comes complete with the original window sticker, warranty card, owner's manual, and service manuals. When you want a car that you can show, drive, and always have a conversation piece, you know it's hard to beat this affordable ASC McLaren. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Mercury Capri
  • Listing ID:CC-1450644
  • Price:$17,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Capri
  • Exterior Color:Bright Red
  • Interior Color:Sand Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:33179
  • Stock Number:2743-TPA
  • VIN:1MHBP79M8FF612196