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American Specialty Cars (commonly known as ASC) is an automobile supplier of highly engineered and designed roof systems, body systems and other specialty-vehicle systems for the world’s automakers. The company is headquartered in Southgate, Michiganmarker, in the United Statesmarker.


The company was founded by Heinz Prechter in Los Angeles, Californiamarker as the American Sunroof Company in 1965. The company soon expanded its operations into Detroit by 1967. The company first supplied OEM services to the Ford 1968 Cougar XR-7.


ASC invented the glass-panel "moonroof", both the inward- and outward-folding soft convertible tops, and modern retractable hardtops. In the industry, ASC became well known for converting standard coupe automobiles into convertibles on an OEM basis. The company also engineers convertible tops for automakers to build themselves. Other original-equipment firsts for ASC include the mobile video system (on the Chevrolet Venture) and the powered sunroof.


The company has since changed its name in 2004 to highlight its new corporate focus on being a complete specialty-vehicle development partner for the world’s automakers.ASC also went under new managment, they ran the company into the ground and layed off/let go allmost all employees, they shut down all of the plants that were open then also revoked all severance pay from eligble employess, they then started the comapany back up in warren and act as if none of it happend.


Recent ASC concepts

  • ASC Cosmos
  • ASC TriLite
  • ASC Diamondback
  • ASC-Suzuki Wave

Current ASC products

Past ASC products

The Saab 900 convertible prototype made by ASC.
ASC McLaren Mustang


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