1989 Merkur XR4Ti

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Yes, I'm back in California this weekend, so it's time for an Alameda flashback!

1989 Merkur XR4Ti

Strangely, this is only our second Alameda Merkur, after this '87 XR4Ti. Where are all the Scorpios?

1989 Merkur XR4Ti

While it appears that the dash is partially disassembled, this car's fortunes are clearly on an uphill path. I've seen this Sierra driving on numerous occasions, and it appears that the body is getting some work now. No reason not to drive a project car! '89s are fairly rare, being the last year of the XR4Ti's North American availability, so it's worth fixing this one up.

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