1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren for sale 101228057
1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren
$18,500
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1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren

Hatchback Car for sale by Gateway Classic Cars in O Fallon, Illinois 62269

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Classic Car Overview

Gateway Classic cars of Louisville is proud to present this 1985 Mercury Capri McLaren Edition. 1985 Mercury Capri ASC McLaren was an experiment to see if American muscle could be polished to compete with European 2-seaters like the Mercedes SL. the legendary Ford 5.0, this is a nicely preserved example of one of the more interesting footnotes in the Mustang/Capris long, illustrious history and a downright fun car to drive. This example shows only 93,343 miles on the odometer but has only 43,000 since being completely rebuilt and gone through to ensure a wonderful driving experience for years to come. The interior is perhaps the McLarens most dramatic feature. First, the back seat is gone, replaced by a Mercedes-style package shelf thats actually pretty handy for running errands around town. The Recaro buckets are upholstered in high-grade tan leatherette and are every bit as comfortable as they look. The center console almost looks like a factory Capri piece, but is just different enough to make even experts do a double take. The rest, of course, is standard Capri fare, including the highly legible gauges and well-designed switchgear. Standard features include power windows and locks, A/C, and a fantastic AM/FM/CD stereo. Seeing as ASC specializes in convertible conversions for the OEMs, it should be no surprise that theres a snug-fitting black canvas top that stows easily under the flush-fitting rear deck and offers a very Mercedes-like rear window treatment that is surely no coincidence. Power comes from the Mustang GTs 5.0-liter V8, which made a robust 180 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. Its legendary, so Im sure I dont need to get into the specifics, but its remarkable to see a completely stock and unmodified 5.0 that hasnt been heavily modified and raced. Everything is pretty much the way the factory intended, so it starts easily and runs beautifully and has a nice burble from the throaty dual exhaust. A 5-speed manual transmission makes for easy around-town driving and with the tall overdrive, the freshly installed 3.55 gears in a fresh 8.8-inch axle with limited slip mean that it still loafs along on the highway. One of only 460 Mclaren Capris built in 1985, this is surely one of the very best. Hailing from long-term ownership and with receipts and maintenance records, its a car you can buy with confidence. Options on this 1985 Mercury Capri McLaren include: AC, AM/FM CD, Manual Convertible top, Spare tire, Power Steering, Power locks, Jack, Power windows, tilt wheel, Seat Belts, Leather interior, And Aluminum Alloy wheels with Radial tires. This 1985 Mercury Capri McLaren is for sale in our Louisville Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (812) 294-1555 or email us at louisville@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Louisville Showroom, located at 13576 Blue Lick Rd, Memphis, In 47143. See more at: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/LOU/2232/

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1MEBP79M4FF616159
  • Classic Car ID
    101228057
  • Stock Number
    LOU2232
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    Hatchback
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    43,000 miles
  • Engine
    5.0L V8 4BL
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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