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Old 04-25-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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wtf is this??

saw this while out the other day, captured a few pics on my camera phone (pics don't do this car justice)...its a merkur? never even heard of that make of car, but thats what it was tagged




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Re: wtf is this??

kinda looks like a riced out older saab
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okay did some research, its also known as a ford sierra?
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Re: wtf is this??

Actually....It's a turd...
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:54 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure it's ford's european fox body. I think it has the turboed 4 cylinder engine. But then again I could be completely wrong too.:dunno: There's one local to where i'm living now. It's white and yellow
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:07 PM   #6
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You only find things like that in jersey I thinks it a Ford Sierra RS cosworth


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it does look like a saab
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what ever it WAS it is now a turd
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UGLY-that's what it is!
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That is a Merkur XR4Ti. They came with a 175hp 2.3L turbo like the ones found in the Mustang SVOs and Thunderbird TurboCoupes. Only 42,000 of them were produced between 1985 and 1989. That one in particular has some kind of body kit and some sort of add-on to the upper part of the rear wing, along with a couple little things that make it even uglier than a stock one.
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The merkur is German Ford. They were sold at Mercury dealers. The most popular was a turbo XR4Ti

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That one in particular has some kind of body kit and some sort of add-on to the upper part of the rear wing, along with a couple little things that make it even uglier than a stock one.
All the XR4Ti's I have ever seen had 2 wings. One on the deck and one 1/3 the way up the glass. Similar to the Mustang SVO. As a matter of Fact The Mustang SVO was a Merkur design
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Yea I have always thought of those things as "Europe's Mustang"

They are probrobly worth some money, rare over here. Ive only seen 2 in person, both stock and looked alot better than that POS.
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Thats the getto sled the Icy Hot Stunaz used in their rap videos.
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There were only 2 Merkurs you could buy, The XR4, and the Scorpio.

What i find funny, is how that particular car has all the Sierra body parts, which is factory in Europe, a goofy paintjob, and some wheels, and youre fast to act like its all riced out. Thats all factory style parts.

The cars share nothing with the American fords other than the 2.3L, it has an independant rear suspension, a T9 transmission, different offset wheels, everything is different. The only reason you dont see nearly as many is because dealerships in the states didnt know how to sell the cars. All they knew was horsepower and torque, and here comes a car thats built to handle, has european styling, and a turbo 4 banger. Americans had no idea what to do with it.

I love the cars, i just dont like that ones paint job.
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thats hot
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All the XR4Ti's I have ever seen had 2 wings. One on the deck and one 1/3 the way up the glass. Similar to the Mustang SVO. As a matter of Fact The Mustang SVO was a Merkur design
If you compare that picture to a pic of a stock XR4Ti, you'll see that his top spoiler is a lot bigger than normal. Here's an example of a stock one:

EDIT: Tbird232ci was right. That one's got a Sierra Cosworth body kit on it. Like in the 2nd attached pic. Looks like he still has a stock bottom wing and then the Cosworth upper wing or something??? :dunno:
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i would have gotten more pics but the kid who owned it seemed to be a little mad that i was taking pictures...heh....good thing i wasn't in my car lol
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:47 PM   #18
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^ lol. I tried to take pics of a yellow mustang with 20 inch wheels today.

The best part was in the 1/4 window they had those white background, black number mailbox numbers: 20
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