It's hard not to get excited about a short run of a full-size
performance machine that combines a historic name with a modern
fuel-injected V8. So dig into all the details on this loaded and
well-preserved 2003 Mercury Marauder.
With a name like Marauder you want it finished in black. This is
the factory-correct color, which is always desirable. Not only is
it believed to be the original application, but also it has the
sleek look of responsible care over the years. Black is also
desirable for the way it goes with the full Marauder makeover. The
blackout grille, black background headlights, and dark rear light
package really give this the full dark side level of intimidation.
There's other speedy details, like the smooth front bumper with
integrated fog lights. Plus, even the brightwork has an aggressive
tone with the big polished dual exhaust tips and the large 18-inch
alloys. This all part of a well-done package that celebrates a
history of delivering an intimidating look in a full-size
machine...exactly what the Marauder name is all about. Black was a
popular color for these sedans but popularity is a relative term.
Chevrolet sold more black 1996 Impala SS sedans than Mercury made
Marauders IN TOTAL over its two-year run. So while we think the
Chevys are a rare and valuable treat, this muscle Mercury sedan has
truly sealed in its reputation for rarity/collectability.
The big imposing look is part of the Marauder's appeal, and that
also means you have a full-size interior. This gives you a
practical modern classic that can carry the whole family. But as
you look inside, you can also see that this Dark Charcoal leather
interior still has a supple setup that hasn't pulled long haul
duty. These were expensive cars when new, and so they also got all
the best features. This includes power windows, power locks,
keyless entry/alarm, power steering, cruise control, dual airbags,
and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo w/CD player. This is a true
modern classic, and so you get some great features you don't find
on many others, like automatic A/C climate control and power
adjustable pedals. Plus, power adjusting front bucket seats,
white-faced gauges, and the center console with factory-installed
AutoMeter Pro-Comp readouts are all reminders that this one is
built for driving.
The reason why the Marauder was able the be such a powerful force
is because it came about in the era of Ford's excellent 4.6-liter
modular V8. This received the four-valve DOHC version, which
basically gave this the same fuel-injected power as the
contemporary 300+ hp Ford Mustang Mach 1. The suspension was
upgraded utilizing components from Ford's Crown Vic police program.
This one even has special four-wheel disc brakes with upgraded red
calipers and drilled & slotted rotors on the front. So it's a car
that knows how to handle its size. But for those times when you
just want to cruise, features like the four-speed automatic
transmission w/overdrive also makes this a fine road trip machine,
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and an extensive
maintenance binder. It's the absolutely rare and absolutely cool
full-size modern muscle machine. Call today!!!