Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Twin Spoilers: 1985 Merkur XR4Ti

DT E-i-C Vince: Sorry that DT postings have been a bit light for the past few days -- first, I was travelling for work in Dubai the other week (lots of interesting cars over there, but mostly newer stuff) and now I'm on vacation on a cruise ship in internet access isn't exactly great.  However, I did notice that most of the cars in Alaska seem to be either rusting or preparing to rust (winter is a nasty beast up here), so it was interesting to see a car in Alaska from the mid 80s that hadn't yet succumbed to the tin worm.  Find this 1985 Merkur XR4Ti offered for $1300 located in Anchorage, AK via craigslist. Tip from Zach.

From the seller:
1985 Merkur xr4ti 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 

Very rare car. Turbo 4 cylinder 5 speed. Fun car to drive. New spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor all motor craft parts. New timing belt and water pump. New thermostat and thermostat housing. Runs and stops great. Would like to keep the rims, I have an original set that will need tires but we can work something out. Still needs work like gauge lights not working.

See a better way to drive something 80s chic?


  1. Any cars in ALASKA that are rusty came from the lower 48.ALASKA does-not use salt on the roads.

  2. Centerlines look goos on everything, well almost ;)

    1. Dude, I was totally about to comment on that, haha


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