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 third and final generation Lincoln Town Car was sold from 1998 until 2011. Panther platform fans, taxi companies, and police departments all over the US bemoaned the eventual death knell of body of frame Town Car, Crown Vic, and Grand Marquis. Town Cars came stock with 16″ wheels fitted with tall smooth riding 60 […]
It is safe to say that the Ford Crown Vic could be the easiest car in the country to keep on the road. Police, taxi, and livery fleets kept these cars running for years. You could find a mechanic is most any town in the USA to fix one of these cars. The Ford panther […]
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 […]
I’ve never been a big fan of listings with only one photo the car in question, particularly if that image is a picture of an old print photo and the seller describes the car as “looks better now”. If you can take and digitize a picture of the old photo…why not just take a picture […]
Nothing exudes class more than simulated wood grain down the side of a 216″ long car. The introduction of 1984 Chrysler Minivans took out the breed of full sized American made wagons like an asteroid hit did to the dinosaurs. The panther based Ford Country Squire wagon had its final curtain call in 1990. Ford […]
First, it was the rotary powered bikes. Those were strange. I’m not a 2-wheel guy, but the Hercules W-2000 was a make/model I’d never heard about and the RE-5 was only something I was vaguely aware of — so imagine my surprise when a link to a rotary powered snowmobile lands in my lap. […]