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by R Code
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Low mileage daily?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Low mileage daily?

At 60k mi, seems like it's got a lot of life left in it. :headbang
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: 709

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: 1487

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: 1487

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: 601

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: 1612

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: 2747

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: 2259

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: 2259

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: 5170

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: 2048

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: 2048

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: 9643

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.