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SCORPIO R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:31 pm

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 am

Americans have typically shunned hatchbacks. It'll be interesting to see how this one does.

BTW, the pic of the Scorpio in that article shows the wheels that I believe the Merkur Scorpio was supposed to get. I prefer them to what the car actually got, but maybe they were deemed to unique and thus risky.
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Post by DAReese » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 am
Americans have typically shunned hatchbacks. It'll be interesting to see how this one does.

BTW, the pic of the Scorpio in that article shows the wheels that I believe the Merkur Scorpio was supposed to get. I prefer them to what the car actually got, but maybe they were deemed to unique and thus risky.
I'm pretty sure the picture is a Ford Scorpio, not a Merkur.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

DAReese wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm
I'm pretty sure the picture is a Ford Scorpio, not a Merkur.
Agreed, but Joe Siler (Ford designer) brought along a press photo to Carlisle that showed a Merkur Scorpio with those wheels.
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Post by merkurdriver » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:38 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Agreed, but Joe Siler (Ford designer) brought along a press photo to Carlisle that showed a Merkur Scorpio with those wheels.
Early Merkur dealership brochures have those wheels too:

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Then someone photoshopped...scratch that - got out the scissors and glue stick and made this happen for the next printing:

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