Marauders are commonly mistaken for a pimped-out Crown Vic, but it was really a factory modified version of the Mercury Grand Marquis…yeah, I know, Potato, Shmotato….anyway, the Marauder was a Grand Marquis with blacked out the chrome, 5-spoke 18-inch wheels and a 4.6 liter Ford Modular V8 the breaths through a set of 4-Valve heads and is good for 302 horsepower and 318 ft-lbs of torque (borrowed from the Mustang Mach 1/SVT Cobra etc). Today’s example has an additional power adder in the form of a Kenne Bell supercharger and various sharpie-pen signatures of people who I’m not familiar with, but are clearly celebrities’ in the world of supercharged Marauders. Find this 2003 Mercury Marauder offered for $16,900 in Fayetteville, NC via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
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.
You can’t blame the insane prices of 60s muscle cars on the modern online auction sites. Certainly you can blame those sites for other righteously priced pieces of machinery, but the big block powered ’60s classics became expensive before most people had an internet connection…so it is surprising when you find something that is simultaneously cool, interesting, rare, muscly, and reasonably priced. Find this 1969 Mercury Marauder X100 offered for $14,500 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car would easily be mistaken for a Ford Crown Victoria…which makes sense because the Mercury Grand Marquis is a rebadged Crown Vic…except this isn’t a Grand Marquis. This is the Marauder…which starts with a Grand Marquis body and adds a 302 horsepower 4.6 liter DOHC V8 from the Mustang Mach 1, a full compliment of P71 Police Interceptor shocks/brakes, unique Marauder bumpers, no chrome, and smoke headlights/taillights. It was like the guys from Pimp my Ride took over the Mercury design department for a week and I love it. I miss Mercury. Find this 2004 Mercury Marauder offered for $5,750 in Newington, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
Some cars have a cool back story and others are just plain cool. I’m not sure what is the backstory behind Mercury’s Marauder, but it was a bit more than just a hot rod version of the Mercury Grand Marquis, which was really just a fancified version of the Ford Crown Victoria. Regardless, somehow, some […]
The Chevy Caprice SS made quite a statement when it was introduced in 1994. It was a old school muscle sedan for the 90’s that got rid of lot of the chrome styling, fitted steamroller 17″ tires, and had a proper V8 drivetrain. Why I am writing about the Caprice you may ask? Ford decided […]
The Marauder name was used by Mercury for 3 unique generations — each of which was for a period of 2 years and if you ask me (you did…right?) the coolest is the 1969-1970 land barge edition that featured a fastback roofline and pony keg sized pistons that thumped away under a carburetor. Find this 1969 […]
The Marauder name was first used to describe the V8 engine package used on the Mercury Montclair and Colony Park, but it soon became more than just an engine option. By 1965, adding the Marauder name to your Monterey, Montclaire or Park Lane meant you had a big block V8, NASCAR inspired fastback roofline, bucket […]
You know the formula. It has been this way for years and I don’t care what decade you pick, this is guaranteed to be correct. Here it is: 2 doors + big V8 + bench seats + NASCAR inspired roofline + column shifted auto + original teal green paint = winner. That simple. Find this […]
A name can say a lot about a car. The Roadmaster name, for instance, says that the car is going to dominate the road — ignore its undulations/curves/protests and arrive at is destination in spite of the road. However, if you are looking for a car named to match a swashbuckling life, or a car […]