Some XRs that are for sale

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Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:24 am

Anyone have knowledge of these two?

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Mer ... =121105694
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/5218041381.html

These sellers are asking for a bit more than bottom dollar for 'em.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by James Wieler » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:18 pm

two exceptionally clean examples, I don't think their prices are out of line.
T3/T40E-50 trim, 3" exh, FMIC, gutted/rotated upper, ported lower intake,60mm T'body,big valves,big VAM,LA3,1990 5.0L WC T5 0.82 5th gear, Cossy sway bar, Powerflex, Dynalites, Focus SVT rotors,Koni yellow sleeve over 8"x300lb/in springs,Scorch bumper cover, 17x7.5x40mm Binno wheels, 225/45-17 Kumho 712 tires

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by $KRILLA » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:21 pm

$4k for 42k miles sounds good if it's rust free.Nice color.

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:46 pm

James Wieler wrote:two exceptionally clean examples, I don't think their prices are out of line.
If you go by "the books" or by Hagerty's Valuation Tool, they're asking strong money.
Of course, that doesn't mean a darn thing. I was willing to pay for a fine example.
There are only so many really good ones to go around.

I was watching Barrett-Jackson Vegas and it seems like everything's on the up.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:32 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Mer ... 2126656058

Pretty nice car... the fella has done quite a bit and more needs to be done.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by DAReese » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:32 pm

eaton53 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Mer ... 2126656058

Pretty nice car... the fella has done quite a bit and more needs to be done.
Look closely at the paint. It is a little rough.
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:46 pm

Definitely still needs work... and he's asking almost 4 grand.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:07 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Mer ... 1917035314

I assume you guys are familiar with this one?
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:51 am

One of the better original XR's I've seen.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-XR4 ... 1839247030

The nicest ones get some action and this one's getting it.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by merkurdriver » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:31 pm

My 88 XR with 4,985 original miles on it sold for $8,000, so I'm really interested to see where this one with 11,000 original miles goes up to.

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:11 pm

I paid $8200 for mine but that was from a Ford dealer.
That was offset some by it being 50 miles away... a nice short drive got it home.

This one's got a few days to go. It wouldn't shock me at all if it fetched $8K.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Well, well...
It has zoomed up to $8100 and is yet to make reserve.
Still a couple days to go. I expected reserve to be off at $8K, but that didn't happen.

Merkurdriver, I don't know when you sold yours but I've said a few times that our cars are finally on the up if you have really good one.
This one may very well set the bar for the value of a stock XR in top nick.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by merkurdriver » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:57 pm

eaton53 wrote:
Merkurdriver, I don't know when you sold yours but I've said a few times that our cars are finally on the up if you have really good one.
This one may very well set the bar for the value of a stock XR in top nick.
2 years ago. Silver 1988 XR with cloth interior and only 4,985 original miles. Time capsule car - original Pirelli Tires, the factory pink colored coolant still in the bottle, etc.
I really thought mine would go higher than 48k, but it just didn't happen.

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:09 pm

merkurdriver wrote:
eaton53 wrote:
Merkurdriver, I don't know when you sold yours but I've said a few times that our cars are finally on the up if you have really good one.
This one may very well set the bar for the value of a stock XR in top nick.
2 years ago. Silver 1988 XR with cloth interior and only 4,985 original miles. Time capsule car - original Pirelli Tires, the factory pink colored coolant still in the bottle, etc.
I really thought mine would go higher than 48k, but it just didn't happen.
I bought mine last year, so $8K give or take a little was the top of the market for a time capsule XR automatic in 2015.
I wasn't so sure that I didn't overpay at the time, but with today's goings on I'm now totally cool with what I gave for it.
An automatic car is inherently less desirable, so an equivalent manual should be a significantly more although I haven't really seen it till now
Anyway, that's neither here nor there... my wife does not know how to drive a stick, so auto it is!

But now there's this one... holy crap. The reserve is met, it's gonna sell.

I watched Barrett-Jackson a couple of weeks ago and there was a lot of sort of mindless money flying around... much overpaying, IMO.
Nothing sold for less than about $12K. There were a few '80's cars sprinkled in among the usual plethora of muscle machines.
It made me wonder what would happen if a really good Merkur hit the block. This probably would've happened.

Of course, it has found its way to Bring A Trailer.
http://bringatrailer.com/2016/02/12/alm ... i-5-speed/
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:58 am

Good old fashioned bidding war there.
$13.9K... a New World Record for a stock XR4ti???
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers

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