Shiver Me Timbers: 1965 Mercury Marauder Parklane
It never fails. I post an awesome version of some oddball fun piece of American muscle like a Mercury Marauder X100 and start patting myself on the back, and what do you guys do? You find a better example of the same car (or a few years earlier in this case) for an equally good price and then I’ve got to post that one too. Just look at that grill!! How could I not post this? Find this 1965 Mercury Marauder Parklane offered for $15,000 in Redding, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: purple
title status: clean
Nice daily driver with new paint that cost me over 10k. As with any daily driver there is things that could use some tlc. It has a new rebuilt ford 9 inch rear end, the motor is a 390 with a 428 crank. It is a good cruiser floats down the road as these heavy cars tend to. It could use a new dash pad and arm rests but it has a new headliner and door panels that were put in a few years back. Front and back seat have brand new upholstery. Has a small amount of surface rust on the right rear quarter panel but nothing serious. It could use a new fuse box because these old ford’s can have a bad ground when they get aged, but otherwise doesn’t affect anything other than the blinker switch. Text or call and ask for Michael.
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If only it had the breezeway option.
Left some frog tape on there. Front view is a winner. Paint is nice, but too shiny. Don’t like the steering wheel or chrome bits under the hood. Wheel / tire combo is too restomod.
Now get off my lawn… uses “no longer cool” laugh-cry emoji… drops mic.
Great car in lovely condition.
Seller wasted 10 grand on that color. Seriously?.