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1989 Merkur XR4TI

Make: Ford
Model: Other
Type: Hatchback
Trim: Hatch
Year: 1989
Mileage: 123,000
VIN: wf1bt80w3km616573
Color: White
Engine: 2.3L Turbo
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lebanon, New Jersey, United States

1989 Ford Other Hatch Additional Info:

For sale is my 1989 Merkur xr4ti. I have owned a few of these cars in my life as well as other 80s sports cars. I have a soft spot for 80s turbo cars which is what lead me on to the XR4ti. This car was a southern find with a very solid chassis and body. There are a few areas on the body in corners and under the hatch wing that are starting to bubble but minimal work at best. The car starts right up as it should. all the tune up items and fluids are clean and it also has a new battery. The car drives well and brakes well. The pads and rotors in the front are in good shape as well as the drums out back. It is equipped with an aftermarket dual exhaust that sounds crisp and powerful but not too loud. The car also sits on period correct wheels with good tread on the tires. Mechanically the car is in good shape and can be driven around as I have with much enjoyment.The xr4tiare hard to find and always turn heads. Some minor paint work and recovering of the front seats (leather cracks) would make this an awesome car. I have 6 other vehicles to store and I don't have the heart to keep this car outside in the weather, so I must sell to make room for other cars to be put inside.She needs a good home and just alittle TLC. Feel free to message me with any specific questions. I'd be glad to help.

Recent work :

1. Replaced the exhaust manifold with an uncracked E6
2. Completed a full tune up on the engine, including spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor and air filter.
3. Replaced the valve cover gasket.
4. Installed a brand new turbo oil feed line.
5. Installed a brand new Idle Air Control valve.
6.Dashboard is not cracked at all.
7. Power windows both work great.
8.. Transmission, rear end and brakes all work.
9. 2.5" downpipe through a 2.5" Flowmaster muffler into duals.
10. Car is in Original paint so no issues are being hidden.
11. Period correct Borbet 15" wheels.
12. Clean clear title
13. Carfax proven low miles.

The car does have some negatives:
1. Power steering has a leak. I fill it and everything works but one of the lines seems to be leaking.
2. It needs door and hatch locks. Ignition key is included and works fine, but the door lock keys are MIA.
3.Front seats leather is badly cracked.
4. Rear parcel shelf has been cut for speakers.
5. Paint is original, but it has been touched up in patches on the hood
6. The gauges work intermittently.. Typical Merkur issue, that just needs some solder joints re-flowing on the board.

No reserve auction. Car must be picked up with in 10 business days of auction ending.

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