Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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One-Owner 1,083 mile ASC/McLaren Convertible 5.0L V8 5spd Manual A/C 1 of 68 /// The story of this pristine drop-top, 1 of only 68 1988 ASC/McLarens produced in Sterling Silver and Gray, begins with a passionate collector who specializes in long-term investments. While purchasing a Buick Grand National to preserve and someday sell, the collector expressed a bit of concern about the cars large 10,000-unit production run. Thats when his friend told him about the ASC/McLaren Mustang. After a little searching, the collector, located in Georgia, found a Tennessee dealership that was willing to deal. And, after being trucked to Atlanta, this Mustang joined his 9-car arsenal in climate-controlled storage. Recently, as ASC/McLarens started gaining prominence, the collector changed his routine of uncovering and idling the car to actually driving the car. Warm receptions at parades and cruise-ins led to two appearances at the Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals, where the car was awarded Gold honors. And today, this 1-owner Ford is offered as an incredible, 1,083-mile time capsule thats 100% original with the exception of its battery, radiator and radiator hoses. Pop the hood and youll find a venerable 5.0 liter Windsor block that twists a stout 225 horsepower into an even 300 lb./ft. of torque. That hot five-oh funnels grunt to an original Borg Warner T5, which appropriates power to a Ford 8.8-inch axle and mild, 2.73 gears. That drivetrain motivates an aggressive, 1.5-inch lower stance that was engineered by the pros at McLaren. 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. At the corners, attractive ASC/McLaren alloys spin original 225/60VR15 Goodyear Eagle VR60s. And, between the doors, an ASC-massaged cockpit ensures that no one will think this is a run-of-the-mill Mustang. Call, click or visit www.RKMotors.com for your chance to own this rare, highly desirable piece of Mustang history!
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