1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

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1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:47 am

Garaged for the last 20 years - 82K miles on it with lots of extra parts. Some upgrades such as dual stainless Borla Exhaust, intercooler, and IC.

Remarkable condition of grey interior seats with warmers - scale of 1-10: 9
Good blue exterior. No oxidations but a few imperfections - scale of 1-10: 7

Bi-wing
California car since mid-90's
Everything works but the AC. Hose is repaired but there is some leak - I suspect compressor which is among the hundreds of parts that come with it.

If you are a Merkur XR4Ti enthusiast or want to become one - this car has and comes with it all.

Pictures:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by my8950 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:54 am

Cost, location, does it run, drive and stop?

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:43 pm

Cost: make me an offer
Location: San Jose, CA
Run: Yes
Stop: Yes
Turns: Yes

Correction : 83K miles

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by john keefe » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:44 pm

Don't know if you remember me, but I knew you from the BAMO days. Nice car back then. Why'd you garage it?

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:31 pm

Hi John,

Yes - it has been awhile. The Merkur was garaged because I had two other vehicles - 1 for commuting and 1 for utilitarian (truck). Hard to justify the insurance, registration and maintenance costs - never mind the available time reqd.

I’m not sure how many of these are left and of those available it is among the more complete in functionality and comprehensive with the available parts.

Jon

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by my8950 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:46 pm

This is a nice looking car, other side of the country for me makes it difficult.

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by salukixr4ti » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:43 pm

Do you know where the car spent its first years? Looks like an awesome project, and all the big pieces there. Thanks.
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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:15 pm

Yes. Purchased it from the original owner. He bought it in Michigan - he had a relative that worked for Ford. Owned it in New Jersey for around a decade. He moved to California in mid-90s for a job with Levi’s. I got it with 76K miles on it and kept it in a garage since 2000.

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by john keefe » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 pm

How you been, Jon? How's your brother? We ended up moving down to Campbell. Many more sunny, warm days than Pacifica. :D Whatever happened to the BAMO group? I think I saw you last at the "parts swap & BBQ" I had down here?

Too bad about finding the time, though I'm all too familiar with that. That interior is very nice, and that's a rare blue now. Hope you get a good price. If I could afford it, I'd make you an offer right now. Alas, any spare hobby cash has to go to making this Scorpio work.

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by DAReese » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:02 pm

Looks like it had the recalled leather and dash replaced. It looks to be in good shape. GLWTS.
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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by Albion70 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:16 pm

Hello - is the still available?

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:03 pm

Yes - I still have it.

I’m casually interested in selling it. It’s garaged and looking to put it to use or find someone who can.

Let me know if it interests you - LOTS of parts and fun stuff like the dealer binder, Motor Trend poster, etc. If your want to be a Merkur nut this has it all.

Let me know if you’re interested and what your budget is.

Jon

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by John Brennan » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:52 am

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by my8950 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:19 am

I am interested, just not sure how to get it here to me.

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Re: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti manual w-82K miles FOR SALE

Post by jdkaefer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:09 pm

Car is located in San Jose, California.
I'm entertaining reasonable offers - I'd sell it for less to the right person who will give it a good home. I do not want to price out people who would keep it going another 30 years.

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