1987 Merkur XR4Ti.

March 5, 2016

14 comments

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What the fuck? You have got to be kidding me.

Anonymous said...

Well, to be fair...it is parked in front of "Trader" Joe's.

Ben Piff said...

Spotted a stone's throw from its brother. I love these more and more! Are they not one of the funnest cars you can get for two grand?

Anonymous said...

Great find. Too bad it doesn't have the dual plane rear spoiler.

Justin said...

Since that spammer's comment is gone, I think the first anon's comment can get deleted.
Mint Merkur, love the paintjob & meshies.

Richard said...

I remember seeing these at the New York auto show (NYC) during the 1980s ...…

sexyhammer said...

i hear you can do quite a bit with a turbo 2.3... despite the hardcore following these have picked up over the years, i'd question the logic of owning one vs. a modified fox body. doesn't have to be a mustang if you're opposed to the stigma that comes with them. you could go t-bird, capri, or - if you have that perfect balance of dedication and self-loathing - a grenada. pretty much any of these seem to have more parts availability. i guess it comes down to the superior "european" suspension design, or maybe the cachet that comes from owning an automotive cryptid.

Manuko said...

The trick is that CH letters stand for switzerland (Confédération Helvétique), but in Europe it was sell under brand Ford as Escort XR4 Ti.

Anonymous said...

It was not a Escort in Europe, it was actually a Ford SierraXR4 Ti. Regards from Europe!

Thomas said...

Yup, Sierra. Here in Europe we also had Sierra RS Cosworth, first with rear wheel drive and from 1990 with 4 wheel drive.

Tony Piff said...

i don't care for red cars in general, but this thing is bangin!

Sash said...
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Sash said...

It was the Sierra XR4i. XR3i was the sporty trim of these days European Escort

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