Transmission Swapped: 2003 Mercury Marauder

Marauders are commonly mistaken for a pimped-out Crown Vic, but it was really a factory modified version of the Mercury Grand Marquis, which was badge engineered version of Ford’s Crown Victoria. 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‚Äôs example has a 5-speed manual gearbox swapped in place of the original slushbox and it looks cool. Find this 2003 Mercury Marauder offered for $11,200 in Glenolden, PA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2003 Mercury Maruder
fuel: gas
odometer: 162
title status: clean
transmission: manual

For sale is a 2003 Mercury Maruder with a 5 speed conversion from 99-02 Cobra. Has a Tremec 3650 trans and pedals from a Cobra. Runs good,sounds good and shifts good. Very nice interior. No engine lights. Clear is poor on the car, needs blending or paint. 162k miles on it. Car is nice. $11,200. Obo.

See a better way to drive something panthery?