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by R Code
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Ford Performance email mag: "RYAN LABOMBARD’S ECO-BOOSTED ’87 MERKUR RESTOMOD’S THE BOMB"

Neat to see a beloved Merkur, and I can respect the amount of work & $ it took to do that conversion.

I have to question why though. Seems like a lot of hassle and expense for somewhat meager HP & torque gains.
by R Code
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION

I haven't done a ton of research, but clean XR4s seem to hold some value in the UK, with Cosworth's @ a 4-8x multiple.
by R Code
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: XR & Memorabilia AUCTION

Wow, either those cars had declined some or the buyer got a HUGE bargain.
by R Code
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: 2019 Silverstone Classic Auction sale preview Kaliber RS500 and road RS500
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: 2019 Silverstone Classic Auction sale preview Kaliber RS500 and road RS500

Cool, thx for posting. I've read about the RS500s, but really enjoyed the walk-around.
by R Code
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: FS: 1988 Rosso Red XR4Ti T5 Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: FS: 1988 Rosso Red XR4Ti T5 Manual

Wow, I bet that was a tough decision after all you've been through w/it. Write up & pics look good. Best of luck w/the sale, Chris & don't be a stranger.
by R Code
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hagarty Merkur Article published
Replies: 18
Views: 2482

Re: Hagarty Merkur Article published

Thanks for posting, Paul. Way to represent Merkur and the Garden State. Love the action shots from the Glen. :cheers In 2011, Hagerty put the XR4ti on the "endangered" list, saying they insured fewer than 25 examples. I wonder if that has changed over the past 8 years? With the comments here re: val...
by R Code
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hagerty: 7 classics under $10K that you should snatch up
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Hagerty: 7 classics under $10K that you should snatch up

I don't know if any XR exists that gets exclusively hauled around. "Minty" original and restored cars will probably have to do. $5900 won't buy one of those either. Exactly, it could be $20,000, because there is probably no such thing. Maybe the Henry Ford Museum has one in the basement, but its ti...
by R Code
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Hagerty: 7 classics under $10K that you should snatch up
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Hagerty: 7 classics under $10K that you should snatch up

The board may want to get them cheap but I think that on the larger open market the very few Condition #1 cars in existence are going to do better than $5900. The last really good, absolute no excuses XR I saw on Ebay blew past that number in the blink of an eye. A lot of the stuff that comes up fo...
by R Code
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: New Guy in MA
Replies: 20
Views: 4664

Re: New Guy in MA

Thanks guys, we'll have to see if there are any events next season we can hit as a group. Could be cool to get a few of these cars together in the same place.
by R Code
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Re: Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday

I've run into my car's previous owner several times at car shows. Nice fella... he says the car's been kicked up a notch or two since he owned it. He's got a T-Bird now. That's cool, he must get a kick of seeing the car so well preserved. Funny that both our OOs drive later model T Birds now. We vo...
by R Code
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Re: Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday

eaton53 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:17 pm
I've run into my car's previous owner several times at car shows.
Nice fella... he says the car's been kicked up a notch or two since he owned it.

He's got a T-Bird now.
That's cool, he must get a kick of seeing the car so well preserved. Funny that both our OOs drive later model T Birds now.
by R Code
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find
Replies: 30
Views: 9182

Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

My dad was determined to daily drive his XR back in the day, and ran 4 studded snows in the winter. At least the Lotus was mid-engined.
by R Code
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1867

Spoke to the Original Owner of my XR4Ti Yesterday

I had his name from the warranty card, and (luckily) I have every receipt and scrap of paper associated with my car's history, so I just dialed him up at his home in NJ. Interesting conversation, he was happy to hear the car has been lovingly cared for since he sold it in '96, and that it still look...