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1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren Convertible Up For Auction

As most Blue Oval fans are already aware, ASC McLaren teamed up with The Blue Oval on multiple occasions, churning out some interesting vehicles like the ASC McLaren Ford Mustang and a Capri version as well. These models were produced in very small quantities, however, so we don’t see a ton of them surface for sale on a regular basis. However, this 1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren convertible currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer is indeed one of those coveted machines, and it’s in incredible condition, to boot.

1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren Convertible - Interior 001

This 1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren convertible is number 997 of just 1,806 built in total between 1987 and 1990, and has just 43k miles showing on the odometer. It began life as a regular old LX coupe that was originally painted black before it was shipped to ASC, which converted it into a two-seat convertible, at which point it was also resprayed red and fitted with a black soft top, a hard convertible boot cover, tinted tail lights, front and rear spoilers, revised lower body styling, and 15-inch MSW basketweave wheels.

1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren Convertible - Engine Bay 001

The interior received some upgrades as well, including two-tone gray leather seats with perforated inserts, ASC McLaren embroidery, a debossed ASC McLaren logo for the steering wheel, and the aforementioned rear seat delete. There are plenty of amenities present in this Fox Body Mustang too, including cruise control, power windows and locks, and a Sony CD stereo, to name just a few.

1988 Ford Mustang ASC McLaren Convertible - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Under the hood, this ASC McLaren Mustang utilizes the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 for power, which was originally rated to produce 225 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. That power flows to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission for what promises to be brisk performance. However, given how rare and special these cars are, it’s unclear if the new owner will want to wring it out on a regular basis.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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