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Three rare Cars you may have never heard of

Updated on June 12, 2013

Rare Cars

I created this HUB as a car enthusiast. Raised in the 70's and 80's I began high school in 1985, a time when teenagers would drive cars built in the 60's and 70's. During the mid 80's manufacturers began to create muscle cars again after halting high powered machines in the early 70's due to gas and EPA regulations. The three cars in this hub are products of the 80's and 90's, while collectors have not flocked to vehicles from this era like they did to the 50's and 60's, many of the vehicles from this era deserve recognition. These are three not know about. A lot of the text in this HUB was taken from other sources. Those sources are recognized in the HUB..

1986 Dodge Daytona C/S

1986 Dodge Daytona CS Turbo Z

The Dodge Daytona debuted in 1984 along with it's sister the Chrysler Laser. The best of this breed in my opinion was the Competition Series Daytona Turbo Z, a package offered for the 1986 turbo Z. The 1986 Dodge Daytona C/S was offered with improved 32mm front and 28mm rear sway bars, performance tuned struts and Goodyear Gatorback speed rated tires. This package was added to 7704 cars in 1986. The Gatorbacks were wrapped around alluminum alloy wheels baked in gold or black or silver.

This package was offered for a mere $183 dollars but made the already sporty Daytona one of the best handling cars ever made. Although this car only had around 147 HP, the turbo charger gave it a quick step and the car handled like a dream. The only front wheel drive vehicle mentioned in this HUB, the Daytona C/S was a very fun car to drive. In 1987 Dodge changed the Daytona to include hidden headlights and other refinements. Although they continued the C/S package it was never as good as the original.

ASC Mclaren Mustangs and Capris.


ASC Mclaren Mustangs


Built from 1984 to 1990 the ASC MClaren Mustangs were a great car built on Ford Mustang and Mercury Capri models. The Capri was canceled in this form after 1986 due to slow sales but the Mustangs kept on coming. In 1982 Peter Muscat, an engineer came up with the idea after his wife, a Ford employee was not allowed to park her Mercedes SL in the parking lot. He took a 1980 Coupe and turned it into a two seat convertible with a cloth top that folded under a hard cover. Muscat talked to the Lincoln Mercury people and then contracted with American Sunroof to build Capris based on his design.

Beginning in 1984 Capris were produced in both hardtop and convertible versions. The hardtops, known as coupes, had suspension upgrades and appearance upgrades including striping, a built-in radar detector, ground effects, Hella fog lights, headlight and taillight covers and honeycomb wheels imported from Campagnolo in Italy (Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Capri).

The best of the Mclarens began in 1987, With the Capri now discontinued by Mercury due to slow sales (dropping from 110k in 1979, to a meager 20k in 1986), Ford invited Muscat and ASC over to modify the popular Mustang.
This time ASC had full backing from Ford which included full factory warranty, advertising, and a rebate program to help fuel sales in an otherwise slow sales year. (Source:http://www.ascmclaren.org/WhatIsAnAscMcLaren.html)

The total number of Mclarens produced was 2678. The Mclarens never made any drivetrain or perfomance upgrades to the Mustangs which were already fast enough but the appearance of the cars was improved giving them a sleeker, dare I say it, higher end sports car look.

Trans Am Comp T/A

1995-1997 Trans Am Comp T/A

The 'Comp T/A' is a 1995 Trans Am celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of B.F. Goodrich's Comp T/A performance line of tires. The car's design
got the approving nod from Pontiac in less than 3 months from concept to
final approval. This was due to the dedication of Jim Mattison and
Ed Hamburger (president of Street Legal Performance).


- V87S + Y82 Trans Am Coupe or T-Top
- Bright Silver Metallic Exterior - 13
- AQ9 Ultima Graphite Leather Buckets
- 1SA Option Package
- R6V Merchandising Option Code
- T43 Trans Am Spoiler
- GU5 Performance Axle (Automatics Only)
- QLC High Performance Tires


Second, SLP will add the following goodies to your ride.

- Uniquely-Styled hood and cold air induction package
Please note, the Comp T/A hood is of composite construction.
- Dark gray 10" wide center stripe’
- Matching gray 'Comp T/A' headlamp door and wheel center cap graphics
- 3-Dimensional matching gray 'Comp T/A' door graphics
- 17 x 9 5-spoke Firehawk style alloy wheels(Speedline)
- BFG P275/40ZR17 Comp T/A performance tires
- Dual cast aluminum exhaust tips
- Sport Suspension Package (Std. with manual coupe, Opt. with auto., N/A with -Tops)
- Hurst Shifter with custom leather wrapped shift knob (N/A with auto)
- Heavy Duty embroidered 'Comp T/A' floor mats
- 'Comp T/A' Cloisonne' numbered dash plaque (1 to 200) and two(2) matching key fobs
- Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil and rear axle oil, semi-synthetic power steering lube and a premium synthetic media oil filter

If you had some extra cash SLP would upgrade the package even more with a sports suspension package along competition tires and rims. The total number of cars produced was 164 over a three year period from 1995 to 1997 making this a very rare car in an era when there was not a lot a rarity in the automotive industry.

This is the rarest of the cars I know about, I only heard about it after I saw one for sale and googled it because I thought it might be a scam.



Source:http://www.comp-ta.com/info.html

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      bully4me 2 years ago

      The 1986 Daytona CS brings back a lot of memories, I had purchased one new around Christmas 85. Still to this day I've not seen another exactly like it, close but not the same. I ordered it in the fall with every possible option, including the T-Tops, black leather with 8 way power mark cross seats, the 22 function computer centre, top line stereo, air con, 5speed manual and the digital dash. been looking for a long time to find anyone with the same exact car, so far nothing. Either no T Tops, No leather or no digital dash. usually one of the three is missing. mine was the Bright Red and looked great with the Black glass T-Tops. would love to fing out how many were made with this configuration as I was told recently the digital dash was stopped shortly after the 86 production started. thanks for your post, I agree all three of these mid eighties cars didn't get enough recognition.

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