Turbo Project: 1985 Merkur XR4TI

This 1985 Merkur XR4Ti is a project, but a worthwhile one when you consider how few of these are left in stock condition with the preferred manual gearbox. The cosmetics are rough and the seller notes that the gas… more»

Turbo Project Car: 1989 Merkur XR4TI

Every now and again, a car shows up on Barn Finds that I really, really want to go out and buy. This 1989 Merkur XR4Ti is one such vehicle, as I’ve always wanted to own one but have never… more»

Parts Or Restore? 1987 Merkur XR4Ti Turbo

They were popular, and in a flash, gone and mostly forgotten, certainly by me, until I spied this 1987 Merkur listing and thought, “Oh yeah, one of those”. While limited in production numbers, the Merkur was still a common… more»

All Original Hot Hatch: 1985 Merkur XR4Ti

This 1985 Merkur XR4Ti is a surprisingly well preserved example with just over 75,000 original miles and remaining in stock condition. Purchased as an autocross project for the seller and his son, it is now for sale as the… more»

$500 Turbo Hatch: 1985 Ford Merkur XR4ti

$500 is the basic cost of entry to project car ownership of almost every kind, so you really just have to pick your poison if you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket. This 1985 Merkur… more»

Euro Turbo: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti

For a car that had the potential to be a market success, circumstances contrived to see the Merkur XR4Ti actually wind up being something of a failure. This was a shame, as the potential was certainly there, but a… more»

Junkyard Sighting: 1986 Merkur XR4Ti

To the untrained eye, this might just look like any other late ’80s econocar, but this is actually a limited production performance Ford. Well, technically it’s a Merkur XR4Ti here in North America. Our readers on the other side… more»

Cheap Oddity: 1985 Merkur XR4Ti

If you want to bring this cheap Merkur XR4Ti home, you better bring a battery with you – the seller isn’t including one for the cheap offer price of $1,200. If you’re even more budget minded, he’ll keep the… more»

Build Your Own Rally Car: 1989 Merkur XR4ti

If you’ve ever wanted to go rallying, now’s your chance with this rally-prepped 1989 Merkur XR4ti that the seller claims comes with loads of spare Cosworth parts and other upgrades. As the above photo shows, he’s apparently getting out… more»

Forgettable Garage Find: 1988 Merkur Scorpio

This is quite possibly the most “original” Merkur I have found for sale. I say original due to the fact that it has been sitting for years and not given a chance to be modified. Currently it’s still for sale… more»

Unmodified Survivor: 1988 Merkur XR4Ti

Merkurs unfortunately have become a boy racer special for enthusiasts looking for a cheap turbo car for flogging or entering into events like the 24 Hours of LeMons. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it’s still refreshing to… more»

Craigslist Dreamer: 1988 Merkur Scorpio

I imagine that, like me, many of you are habitual craigslist crawlers, scoping out your local site for the interesting and obscure, the bargains and the unobtanium, and I bet many of you have come across a craigslist dreamer… more»

Needs a Tune: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti

Among the class of emerging classics from the 1980s is the Euro-American import, the Merkur XR4Ti. Known for being somewhat fussy automobiles that also gave Americans a taste of what our European counterparts could find in their local Ford… more»

26,000 Mile Survivor: 1988 Merkur XR4TI

At first, I thought this gorgeous, low-mileage Merkur XR4TI here on eBay was going to be a major disappointment: the listing said it was an automatic. But when you spot three pedals on the floor, it’s hard to deny the possibility… more»

Euro Ford: 1987 Merkur XR4Ti

Barn Finds reader Lincoln Scott spotted this down-on-its-luck 1987 Merkur XR4Ti here on craigslist, where it’s been parked for the last ten years. The seller says somewhat wisely that the car ran well when it was left next a bramble… more»