Matt Farah
Venice Beach
Posted 473 days ago

Modified 1988 Merkur XR4TI - One Take

The Merkur XR4TI was Ford's attempt to bring European styling and handling to the US. By mating the European Ford Sierra chassis and suspension layout with an American Ford 2.3L Turbo powertrain from the Mustang SVO with a new, European sounding brand, Ford thought they might have a winner, but the car was mostly D.O.A. This example has been lovingly restored and modified, and is among the nicer ones still on the road. Nevertheless, it has some incredibly bizarre quirks and one of the worst gearboxes ever put into a modern car. 

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