Drive a McLaren! (Sorta) – 1985 Mercury Capri ASC/McLaren Convertible – Crown Point, Indiana

This is a good one. From 1984 to 1986, ASC (American Sunroof Corporation, now known as American Specialty Cars) joined forces with McLaren Performance Technologies (Not the same as McLaren racing or McLaren Automotive, but a business founded by Bruce McLaren during his racing days at the Can-Am series. More details in the official website here.) to convert a limited number of Ford Mustangs and Mercury Capris to convertibles. They also used of their knowledge and expertise to tune up the coupes a bit, but those are more difficult to find. Only very limited numbers of both body styles where built (Only 257 1985 Convertible McLaren Capris were manufactured.) and all of them featured leather sport seats, a numbered plate marking the production number, special badges, and hard covers for the drop top.  This specific car is listed for 5500 bucks and has less then 45k miles according to the seller. Although the seller’s pictures are definitely sketchy (Make sure to request for more pictures.) With a little digging I may have found that the car seems to be #157 that was previously for sale at the ascmclaren.com website. The car used to be owned by a Mr. Auldridge and was well taken care of, but if that is indeed #157, then the mileage as listed on the ad is completely off by almost 20k miles. For more information on ASC McLaren convertibles and coupes and for tons of those rarities for sale, visit the ASCMcLaren.com website.  Pictures of the ad and of the #157 car follow.

# 157 below:

Pros:

V8 power, potentially cheap parts, some racing heritage, drop top, leather, very rare and a future collectible.

Cons:

Mileage as shown in the ad is probably off, pictures seem sketchy and do not reflect the true nature of the vehicle, reliability may be a problem, specific ASC McLaren parts may be hard to find.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/1029928420.html

Call 219-988-3509

  • Location: Crown Point, Indiana
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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