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An exceptionally rare droptop that gives you a unique appearance
and trusty components underneath. That the appeal of owing a
classic like this 1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren convertible. The
fact that it's also a loaded affordable V8 classic is just the
cherry on top.
Those who don't know the history of these ASC McLarens are always curious about what this convertible is, and those in the know just say "WOW!" That's because these are a rare creation. Costing nearly as much as a Lincoln coupe when new, there were less than 260 of these convertibles produced in 1985. The reason for the expense is because the droptop masters at ASC were contracted to give the premium Mercury Capri its own upper-level convertible. This included a new ground effects kit, special hood, and a unique decklid. It's a two-seater with a flush-fitting roof when the top is town, just like a Mercedes SL. But we actually like it even more with the top up, because the profile is truly unique compared to its Mustang sibling. In fact, this newer blue roof helps highlight the full color coordinating package that came on these ASC McLarens. After all, the dark metallic blue and white two-tone is a unique presentation that draws attention even in the details like the color-matched honeycomb wheels and standout orange trim.
Inside this one provides the right kind of luxury mixed with performance. It's loaded with all the right equipment like power windows, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux inputs for the most modern music players. The wood paneled dash has plenty of great features, including a full gauge package. And since many of the main components are sourced from Ford/Mercury, it's still easy to service this low-batch custom. And while its rarity means you'll love it for collecting, you also won't be able to resist taking it out for plenty of weekend adventures. After all the cloth bucket seats and cold R134a air conditioning mean you can experience droptop fun while staying cool no matter the time of year.
As special as this car is inside and out, we love that under the hood is a trusty 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 condition of everything from the factory air topper to the fresh belts & wires that this one has been given the respect it deserved all its life. So while the fuel-injected 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 a suspension package that helped this car earn the McLaren part of its name. Plus, the power steering, front disc brakes, and four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive make it a great a great anytime driving choice.
Complete with owner's manual and original warranty card (that shows it was sold new in Florida), few classics hit all the high notes or uniqueness, rarity, and affordability. So you know a total package like this won't stay available for long. Don't miss out, call today!