March 24, 2023
CHERRY CREEK, N.Y. – It might be hard to remember now, but back when this 1988 Ford Mustang LX was sold, most Mustangs left the factory looking like this one. A pretty unassuming small car with humble rims and a set of whitewall tires. Had you the desire (and the wherewithal) back in 1988, you could have opted for the ASC/McLaren limited edition Mustang convertible ($20,000 when a regular LX like today’s RealRide was going for around 14 grand). I have to take issue here with a Hemmings article on the ASC version which called it a “true two-seater.” From where I stand, it’s a four-seater (maybe five) which merely had the back seat removed. Would a Mark V Lincoln be a “true two-seater” with the back seat removed and sitting somewhere in your garage? I don’t think so. And again, IMO, with a tonneau over the rear seating area and a shortened fabric roof, it looked really weird with the top up (see below). We were at the Cherry Creek Community Association’s annual cruise-in last summer when we saw today’s RealRide.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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