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History Mercury XM-800

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rodncustom, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317


    Received this in an email today...

    "Subject: Fw: Mercury XM-800

    > Here are all the e-mails we got from the owner showing the restoration,
    > then
    > you can decide for yourself if it is done the right way :)

    >> My name is Tom Maruska and I live in Duluth Minnesota USA.
    >> I recently purchased the XM-800 and am in the process of restoring it
    >> and anticipate completion in May or June 2009.
    >> I got your website address from Ray Cosh who owns the Turnpike Cruiser
    >> concept car and the XM-100.
    >> He told me you had pictures of both of his cars on your website and I
    >> only see the Turnpike Cruiser and was wondering if you'd share with me
    >> the pictures of his XM-800.
    >> He's having computer trouble right now and doesn't have any pictures
    >> himself to send me. He said someone from your club purchased a car from
    >> him a while back and while there looking at it also saw his concept cars
    >> and photographed them and I'd really love to see what the XM-100 looks
    >> like. I can't find anything about it anywhere so you're my only hope.
    >> I've attached a couple pictures of the XM-800 and if you like I'll keep
    >> you updated on the progress of the restoration.
    >> The picture of me in the XM is right after I unloaded it from the
    >> trailer when I brought it home on September 18th.
    >> In the picture of the two men, Joe Bortz who I purchased the car from is
    >> on the left and I'm on the right.
    >> In the other two pictures you can see that it is nearly completely
    >> disassembled. The body will come off the frame in about 3 more weeks so
    the frame can be refinished.
    >> Thanks for your time!"




    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009
  2. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,213


  3. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

    Would love to see the pics....... Damn those red X's!
  4. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317


    Really? I can see them on my computer. I'll try again.

  5. duste01
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,213


    yeah, nothin' on this end
  6. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317


    How about now?
  7. Hambone64
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 131


    WOW. Strikingly similar and reminiscent of the Lincoln Futura. Ford really should have made more of those basteds. They were too cool to have only made a handful for shows. Shame shame Henry and Sons. And i'll be damned if that doesnt look like an FE plant.
  8. gr8ness13
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 405


    That looks awesome...
  9. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,839

    Tech Editor

    Looks like your Info isnt quite up to date...


  10. damn.........thats going to be the living end when its NOW that its done...........
  11. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 403


    What year is that and what type of motor and trans. combo does it have??

  12. FASI
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,135


    I had the chance to buy this in 1972 for a very reasonable price and passed on it. Big mistake!!!!!!!!!!!

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