1986 ASC Mclaren Convertible, 5.0 HO, Automatic all original with ASC Mclaren wheels. This a very rare car. It runs and drives (sounds good and shifts good), has new fuel tank and fuel pump but needs restored. top needs replaced because of bad plastic windows. Only 557 convertibles were built during its 1984-1986 production run.
ASC (American Sunroof Corporation, now known as American Specialty Cars) converted Capris into convertibles and enhanced standard hatchbacks which they renamed "Coupes". The Coupes were tuned and enhanced with a number of suspension and visual upgrades.
The convertibles required the redesigning of the car's unit construction and the fabrication of a replacement rear deck lid, floor reinforcements, quarter panel caps, tonneau cover and a windshield that was raked back an extra 10 degrees. They received a manual convertible top that took up residence in the area once designated for the rear seats. windshield moldings, etcetera.
This is Mclaren's version of the Mustang GT, Saleen Mustang, or Roush Mustang.
These 5.0s were equipped with the Ford Motorsport B303 camshaft, creating significantly more power than the rated 200 bhp (149 kW)/210 bhp (157 kW) of the standard 5.0 motors. Additionally, whey were shod with BF Goodrich Comp T/A radials. The 225/50/15 low profile size of these tires (as opposed to the standard 5.0L Capri's 225/60/15) raised the ASC/McLaren Coupe's effective gear ratio from 3.08:1 to approximately 3.35:1.These were the quickest cars produced by Ford in 1985 and 1986 with zero to sixty times well under six seconds and quarter mile times in the mid-13 second range.
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