213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
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, too.
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!!!
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