Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I know that phrase is overused, but these Merkurs were notoriously fiddly when new and rarely are seen today in anything short of basket case status. Sure, there are devoted owners groups but that doesn’t change the fact it’s an affordable car to buy and a target for teenagers drunk on dreams of cheap speed. This 1988 model here on craigslist has fortunately escaped this fate and been owned by a mature enthusiasts all of its life, and with only 18,000 miles on the clock, it should continue to be preserved for a long time to come. This particular model is the hot ticket combo: turbocharged with the 5-speed manual. The basketweave alloys and black paint are nice bonuses, too. Although I personally like the bi-plane wing, this is a gem regardless of the spoiler. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Charles H for the find.