89 XR Auction

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89 XR Auction

Post by JOE86XR » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:53 am

I noticed an auction going on at Bring a Trailer site. Looks very clean. 71,000 miles https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-merkur-xr4ti-4/ Not mine.
1986 XR, Rosso Red, 5spd, No Mods

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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by JOE86XR » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:51 pm

Looks like a roadtrip...1.5 hrs away.
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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by JOE86XR » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:35 am

Non-original broom handle. :( Should be Rosso Red.
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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am

Any color = car is bewitched.

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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by JOE86XR » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:29 pm

Been looking for a Cosworth or SVO broom handle. No luck so far.
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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by eaton53 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Cosmetics are pretty darn good. Unknowns lurk elsewhere.
Could be a cheap deal for someone willing to address those things.
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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by eaton53 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:21 pm

$5100... not too bad a price received for a automatic XR with some excuses.
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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by my8950 » Sat May 05, 2018 6:43 pm

Did the OP actually go and get this car?

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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by morlynon » Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 am

I'm curious also if OP won the bid. The car doesn't look bad at all.

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Re: 89 XR Auction

Post by dunhamr1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:05 am

Look at that date code though! 12X6 (December X6th). Could be a 0, could be a 2. If it is 1226, then this could be the LAST XR4Ti's to roll off the production line. Also that the color is likely Radiant Red? (89 only color). Would need to see the door sticker to know for certain on both counts.
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