I'm not going to cry foul here, but a few things are odd. I live close to Munich and work in Munich so I see a lot of BMW test mules/pre-production cars. They usually are to some degree covered with that flowery vinyl that manufacturers love these days. AND ALL OF THEM HAVE FRONT LICENSE PLATES. Driving around likeā€¦ » 12/15/14 12:13pm Monday 12:13pm

It was sold in Europe as a Ford Scorpio and together with the XR4ti (Ford Sierra) was intended to jumpstart the Merkur brand. They didn't sell too well in the US but are a dime a dozen in Europe. If that makes it rare is for you to decide. » 12/07/14 4:00pm 12/07/14 4:00pm

I might be wrong here, but I think they made more than 100 manual W8 wagons. They just didn't import more than 100 to the US. The total number of manual W8 wagons WORLDWIDE is somewhere in the four or five digits, so not a really rare car at all. » 12/04/14 1:30pm 12/04/14 1:30pm

I don't know if they are still required. I drove my RHD car through the UK without them, and I see a lot of British cars without them in Europe as well. It would be the olite thing to do as no to blind oncoming traffic though. » 12/03/14 7:50am 12/03/14 7:50am