Some XRs that are for sale

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by DAReese » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:57 pm

eaton53 wrote:Good old fashioned bidding war there.
$13.9K... a New World Record for a stock XR4ti???
After 87, you could get a new one for that price.
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 DecalService » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:34 am

These cars deserve this price. We really do drive undervalued cars. A clean example like that deserves it's price. It's not like they're making any more, and as far as classic hot hatches go, this is an easy to drive and easy to maintain car, with parts readily available and most importantly...

AN AWESOME COMMUNITY OF XR OWNERS RIGHT HERE!

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:46 pm

DecalService wrote:These cars deserve this price. We really do drive undervalued cars.
If another bone stock XR goes off like this then we've got a trend.
Every so often a really good one hits the market, so we will know soon enough.
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 In XS 7 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:12 pm

DecalService wrote:These cars deserve this price. We really do drive undervalued cars. A clean example like that deserves it's price. It's not like they're making any more, and as far as classic hot hatches go, this is an easy to drive and easy to maintain car, with parts readily available and most importantly...

AN AWESOME COMMUNITY OF XR OWNERS RIGHT HERE!
X2000 I agree, well said. :cheers
Miguel.
89 XR4Ti Monique; Waking up a real "Night/Mare-Coor".
T5, NPR IC, PIMP ECU, Walbro 255, Dual piston BOV, Manual BC, 3" exhaust, One piece Aluminum drive-shaft, mc2 LSD, Boport 1.5 cam, Ported and polish head, big valves, 80# injectors, Bob's log, (soon HY35).

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:13 am

Hagerty Valuation Tools are still saying a best of the best XR4ti is worth $5600 - $6500.
I think we can safely say that that's just a bit off.

Set a max bid of $6.5K on concours XR and you'll be out quick!
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 Mar 21, 2016 7:02 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-XR4 ... 1901373943

I think he overstates the condition a bit (how can glass be 9/10 with a cracked windshield?) but it looks like a pretty clean car.
Let's see where it goes... $3 grand so far but it's got a ways to go.
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 Mar 22, 2016 12:12 am

eaton53 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-XR4 ... 1901373943

I think he overstates the condition a bit (how can glass be 9/10 with a cracked windshield?) but it looks like a pretty clean car.
Let's see where it goes... $3 grand so far but it's got a ways to go.
I especially like the rare options, most of which were on all XRs here. Curious that he mentions it having cruise control and then says it was taken out because it was broken.

I also like how he avoids showing the bolster on the driver side except just a little peek in one photo, from the good side.

Shop manual hard to find? He's listing a car on eBay, and yet he didn't bother to try to find the nine manuals listed right now?
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 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:06 am

DAReese wrote:I also like how he avoids showing the bolster on the driver side except just a little peek in one photo, from the good side.
I noticed that too... I look for pics of the driver's seat on every car and if there isn't one there is probably a reason.
Just looking at the passenger seat I believe I can safely say it ain't a 10/10.

Rare options... yeah, that's funny. Well, he's missing a big one - cruise.
Assuming everything else actually works, the car is a driver, not a "show car or museum piece".
I think he'll be doing well to get $4K for it, anything more is a bonus.
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 Mar 25, 2016 12:44 pm

eaton53 wrote:Assuming everything else actually works, the car is a driver, not a "show car or museum piece".
I think he'll be doing well to get $4K for it, anything more is a bonus.
Well, so much for that... it's blown past $4000, $5000, $6000 & $7000, too!
We saw a mint stock XR go off earlier this year, maybe now a decent driver with a few issues does the same...
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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 mikek340403 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:06 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that Scropio front seats...

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:52 pm

mikek340403 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that Scorpio front seats...
The fellow appears to be pretty forward about the car's faults, if perhaps a bit optimistic in his condition evaluation. He didn't mention it.
It seems to me that the car could be put right without a herculean effort.

I don't remember if that picture of the driver's seat was there before. I see some not-unexpected wear on the outboard bolster.

Hagerty = :BS
If one thinks they can buy a #2 condition XR for as cheap as they say today, they will find themselves out in no time.
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 Mar 25, 2016 9:49 pm

$7200... not too shabby. Higher XR prices now a trend?
I'm pretty confident now that any condition #1 XR is a five figure car.
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 Apr 22, 2016 10:49 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Merkur- ... 2062198712

Nice car, wants lots of $$$ for it.
To my knowledge, the world record for a stock XR is $1K less than this, so we'll see if anyone bites.
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 Apr 23, 2016 2:12 pm

eaton53 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Merkur- ... 2062198712

Nice car, wants lots of $$$ for it.
To my knowledge, the world record for a stock XR is $1K less than this, so we'll see if anyone bites.
Super clean car :shock:
One picture shows the stock 89 wheels on it, the other picture shows Cosworth wheels on it. Either that or he had the stock wheels finished to look like Cosworth wheels.

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Re: Some XRs that are for sale

Post by eaton53 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:07 pm

merkurdriver wrote:
eaton53 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Merkur- ... 2062198712

Nice car, wants lots of $$$ for it.
To my knowledge, the world record for a stock XR is $1K less than this, so we'll see if anyone bites.
Super clean car :shock:
One picture shows the stock 89 wheels on it, the other picture shows Cosworth wheels on it. Either that or he had the stock wheels finished to look like Cosworth wheels.
So, Mike...
How hard is cruise to put right?
Seems we've seen a few nice ones with non-functioning or missing cruise.
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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