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PostSubject: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:37 pm

If you don't know what a Merkur XR4Ti is, its kinda like a modified Thunderbird Turbo Coupe or Mustang 2.3 Turbo of the 80s. It came over as a sort of cross breed of the Ford Sierra from Europe. I think it and its big brother, the Scorpio, were only made here for a handfull of years so there aren't many around. About a week ago my friend lost another one.

So in memory, RIP Merkur.


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As far as we can tell, a stray wire hit the downpipe, caught fire and set off the fuel lines. Cry
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Is your friend okay? That's too bad about the car, though. I don't think I've ever seen one in person.
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:54 pm

ouch, kinda reminds me of the Ford Cosworths over in the UK. luckily he is alright
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:18 pm

Yeah he is fine, actually kinda funny he had jugs of water in the trunk and went to put it out but the jugs were frozen.
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:20 pm

oh man, that sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:53 pm

I saw one of these in Fairmont about 6-8 weeks ago. First time I'd ever seen one, it was silver/gray. Parked at the mall there.

Sucks to see a car destroyed, especially when it's rare/odd.
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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm

wow, glad he was ok.... sorry to hear bout the car though. My dad had a Dodge Intrepid burn to the ground on the interstate a few years back


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PostSubject: Re: Had to post, RIP another Merkur   Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:11 am

usually when i see turbo cars catch fire the oil feed line is leaking and drips down onto the manifold or downpipe and because of the heat ignites instantly. sorry for your loss
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