It’s fair to say many American designs from the late 1980s and 1990s didn’t age too well. The 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix is not an exception to that statement, but here we have quite a rarity.
American Specialty Cars (ASC) McLaren took the completely factory 3.1-liter OHV V6 and slapped a turbocharger on for good measure, boosting output to 205 hp. The car is only one of 749 ASC McLaren Pontiac Grand Prixs, so the rarity factor is valid. Yet, it remains to be seen how desirable the 1989 Grand Prix really is.
Eagle eyed Grand Prix enthusiasts will be the only ones to notice the differences featured on the ASC McLaren Turbo coupe. The rarity wore more aggressive (plastic) cladding and hood vents. Inside, a small “Intercooled Turbo” graphic is the only sign of forced induction under the hood.
If this unique Pontiac tickles your fancy, you are in luck, as it’s only going for a mere $3,300, a fair price considering the body and interior are in very good condition. And you can still pretend you’re Tom Cruise from Top Gun with the car’s fighter jet looking vehicle information system.