• Fully documented, unmodified survivor / Only 3,249 miles / Only two owners
  • 1 of only 65 ASC/McLaren Mustangs produced for the 1990 model year
  • The only 1990 ASC/McLaren Mustang produced with blue paint, a blue top and a blue interior
  • ASC/McLaren interior / ASC-upgraded sound system / Optional ASC Whistle Spectrum radar detection
  • Factory air conditioning / Optional Remote Keyless Entry
  • McLaren-tuned suspension featuring a 1.5-inch lower stance / 15-inch ASC/McLaren wheels
  • ASC/McLaren body modifications / ASC-installed Cambria cloth top
  • 5.0 liter Ford Windsor V8 / Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Sale includes: Original Punch Cards / A copy of the car's Certificate of Origin / The car's original Ford Window Sticker
  • Sale includes: An original ASC/McLaren Window Sticker / An original Odometer Disclosure Statement / Service receipts

For a little over 44 years Ford and its roster of octane-loving associates have created some of the most desirable performance cars the world has ever seen. Wrapping serious speed and storied pedigree in aggressive styling that's inspired by everything from drag cars to Bonneville champions, their value as cultural idols and collector icons becomes obvious as soon as they roll off the assembly line. And, as you all know, RK Motors Charlotte specializes in the cool, iconic and collectible. With that in mind, we're excited to offer this awesome final-year ASC/McLaren Mustang! One of only 65 ASC/McLaren roadsters built for the 1990 model year, and the ONLY example dressed in blue-on-blue aesthetics, this exclusive pony has logged just 3,249 miles in the hands of just two owners. And if you're looking for a genuinely enjoyable muscle car that doubles as a very solid investment, it's your chance to grab a whole lot of fun for not a lot of money!

HISTORY AND CONDITION

Introduced in 1979 as a replacement for the compact Mustang II, the Fox Body Mustang was a welcome departure from the bloated and toothless pony cars of the late-1970s. However, despite rebounding sales, the marque didn't warrant enough attention for Ford to invest in a convertible model. That posed a unique problem for one Mercedes-driving Ford employee. See, the American automotive industry is fiercely competitive, and, at one time, it was normal for companies to ban competitors' vehicles from corporate parking lots. That meant our Ford employee couldn't drive her beloved Mercedes SL to work. Fortunately, that employee's husband was a well-connected engineer, and he decided to remedy the problem by creating a Ford version of the Mercedes SL roadster. After a prototype was built, he showed the car to Ford division executives seeking a limited production run. However, by that time, the brand had already commissioned its own drop-top Mustang that was set to debut the next model year. The idea seemed all but dead until some mildly miffed Mercury execs, upset over the corporate neglect of their popular Capri model, phoned for a meeting.

Mercury immediately took to the idea, and the engineer coordinated with friends at American Specialty Cars (ASC) to cement his creation's production. It's no coincidence that you're probably familiar with ASC. Founded as the American Sunroof Company, ASC had, until 2017, long been the industry's go-to source for limited-production gems. Since the Capri was only available as a 3-door hatch, the conversion took quite a bit of engineering. In a bid to create a true competitor to car's like the SL and Cadillac Allante, ASC decided to contract McLaren for some choice suspension tuning. And the end result was a topless, $21K variant of Mercury's hottest sports car. As you might imagine, adding a convertible that was as expensive as a Lincoln Mark VII did little to help the Capri's spiraling sales. But, the good news was: by the time the Capri took its first hiatus in 1986, Ford had become very interested in the model's ASC conversions.

Offered as a factory-backed package applied to actual convertibles, as opposed to the hatchback Capri, all ASC/McLaren Mustangs began life as Black LXs that had been equipped with GT front-clips and married to GT interiors. Before leaving the factory, ASC-bound cars were fitted with reinforced doors, reinforced cowls, reinforced windshield frames, and heavier side and front glass. And, upon their arrival to ASC, the cars were subjected to a pretty substantial conversion. For starters, the entire chassis received additional boxed reinforcement. Under a new Cambria cloth roof, a 3-piece backlite was complemented with re-engineered A-pillars that increased the rake of the car's windshield. And finally, quality Sikkens paint highlighted new ground effects, a new spoiler, new tail lamps, a new rear bumper and a new header panel.

The highest known VIN of all ASC/McLaren Mustangs produced, this pristine survivor is believed to be the final ASC/McLaren roadster to roll off the assembly line. The car is 1 of only 65 roadsters produced for the 1990 model year, and, as you might expect, received wholly unique Royal Blue and Azura Blue Pearlescent over Crystal Blue and Shadow Blue aesthetics. Astute viewers will note the absence of wear on virtually all the car's components, since it's spent an entire lifetime being pampered by two fastidious owners in climate-controlled storage. And today, this silver-tinged Ford is offered as an incredible, 3,249-mile time capsule that's 100% original all the way down to its wiper blades and Goodyear Gatorback tires.

POWER AND POWER MANAGMENT

The Mustang has long been the champion of budget performance, and much of that has to do with the rock-solid engines Ford bolts between the car's fenders. Pop the hood and you'll find a venerable 5.0 liter Windsor block that twists a stout 220 horsepower into an even 300 lb./ft. of torque. While this mill made its first appearance in the budget-minded Fairlane, it eventually became a trusted ally on the highway, drag strip and road course. That bodes well for the buyer of this exclusive ASC/McLaren, since all the engine's mostly-original components can be easily repaired if needed. 'Mostly-original' is the key phrase there, as almost everything is just as the factory left it. Like all ASC/McLaren Mustang's, this Ford's clean engine bay still sports an original coat of Ford Black paint. And, with just over 3K miles on the clock, the spry mill is ripe for decades of casual cruising!

In addition to great aesthetics, this convertible features an aggressive, 1.5-inch lower stance that was engineered by the pros at McLaren. The hot five-oh funnels grunt to an original AOD 4-speed, which appropriates power to a Ford 8.8-inch axle that's finished with a posi-traction differential and aggressive, 3.27 gears. When the time comes to slow down, a familiar combination of power-assisted discs and drums gets the job done efficiently. Naturally, power rack-and-pinion steering is present and accounted for. A factory exhaust system breathes through original, “Ford” stamped mufflers. At the corners, attractive ASC/McLaren alloys spin original 225/60VR15 Goodyear Eagle VR60s. And everything on this pony's well-preserved undercarriage appears largely weather-free.

COMFORT

It doesn't take much time inside the car to realize this is no ordinary Mustang. The first major giveaway is the absence of a back seat, which has been cleared to make room for a flush tonneau that houses a fully recessed top. Multi-adjustable sport seats wear 2-tone ASC/McLaren covers. In front of the driver, an airbag-equipped steering wheel leads a pliable, crack-free dash. At the edges of that dash, stylish ASC/McLaren side panels frame requisite power door locks and predictable power windows. Opposite those panels, a custom ASC/McLaren console frames a simple shifter. The tunes keep bumping thanks to a premium tape deck and big Kenwood speakers. Optional ASC Whistle Spectrum radar detection keeps the good times rolling. And optional Remote Keyless Entry is a cool feature on a 28-year-old car.

VEHICLE SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* Original Punch Cards
* A copy of the car's Certificate of Origin
* An original Ford Owner's Guide
* Original Ford accessory literature
* The car's original Ford Window Sticker
* An original ASC/McLaren Owner's Guide Supplement
* The car's original ASC/McLaren Window Sticker
* An ASC/McLaren Direct Sales Sheet
* The car's original Odometer Disclosure Statement
* Historical literature that includes a Muscle Car Review magazine feature
* Miscellaneous service records
* Two keys complete with fobs
* A large display board

If you're looking for an exclusive modern Mustang, this incredible roadster is simply the best! It's quick, cool, unique and, sporting an easy 3,249 miles, it's still showroom-fresh in virtually every way. Add in the car's desirable aesthetics, and the fact that it's believed to be the final ASC/McLaren roadster ever assembled, and you get an investment-ready piece that's set to appreciate. Show it, enjoy it, pamper it and get ready to make a few friends in Mustang Club of America's Gold Class!

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SUMMARY

* Fully documented, mostly-original survivor / Only 3,249 miles / Only two owners
* 1 of only 65 ASC/McLaren Mustangs produced for the 1990 model year
* The only 1990 ASC/McLaren Mustang produced with blue paint, a blue top and a blue interior
* ASC/McLaren interior / ASC-upgraded sound system / Optional ASC Whistle Spectrum radar detection
* Factory air conditioning / Optional Remote Keyless Entry
* McLaren-tuned suspension featuring a 1.5-inch lower stance / 15-inch ASC/McLaren wheels
* ASC/McLaren body modifications / ASC-installed Cambria cloth top
* 5.0 liter Ford Windsor V8 / Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission
* Sale includes: Original Punch Cards / A copy of the car's Certificate of Origin / The car's original Ford Window Sticker
* Sale includes: An original ASC/McLaren Window Sticker / An original Odometer Disclosure Statement / Service receipts

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* For 120 months at 6.25% APR at $350 per month per thousand financed. The sale price of $38,900. 20% down on approved credit. Actual amount financed shown excludes Individuals Resident State tax, tag, $299 dealer administration fee or lenders origination fee.

$299.00 Dealer Administrative Charge is not included in advertised price. All prices and offers are before state, city and county tax, tag, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Dealer not responsible for errors and omissions; all offers subject to change without notice, please confirm listings with dealer.

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