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Diesel 1986 Mercury Topaz Ls Sedan 4-door 2.0l on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:186000
Location:

Agency, Iowa, United States

Agency, Iowa, United States

 I am selling my old Merc Topaz Diesel.  It is all original and gets about 40 miles per gallon overall.  I can take it down the 4 lane road with the cruise control set at 65 and the air on and do this.  It is not a race car.  Acceleration is slow but is still fun to drive.  I bought it from the original owner to drive to work.  The body is pretty rusty on the bottom and needs work if you are going to drive it a lot.  I replaced the water pump, glow plugs and fuel line and serviced it when I bought it.  It starts well in the winter.  Also has a 110V engine heater.  In January I replaced the front axle assemblies, RH wheel bearing and ball joints.  I also replaced a tie rod end and the LH front caliper and rear brake shoes.  The air conditioning works well.  2 electric window are not working.  I put on used 14 radials that have approx. 70% tread remaining. 

I have been driving it and it is ok.  The body is rusty and floor panels are perforated.  The drive train is decent.  I would like to see someone do some work on body/frame if they are to use it.  It does run and drives.

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While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod was reportedly lost until last year, when the seller found it as a shell. He verified that it was the actual car with original builder, Eddie Paul, and sent the car for a complete restoration.
The auction includes original parts like the exhaust tips used in the movie and bent bumper from when it hit Travolta's car in the scene. The restorer recreated the scorpion stickers on the doors, razor hubcaps and license plate. He also installed a 1949 Mercury 255-cubic-inch (4.2-liter), flathead V8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

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