2004 MERCURY MARAUDER
- The Marauder was first produced from 1963-1965 and again from 1969-1970. In 2003 and 2004 Ford revived the name and produced the Marauder as a "high performance" version of the Grand Marquis sedan.
- It was based on the Panther platform, which utilized a hydroformed body on steel construction.
- The Marauder features: Speed sensitive variable assist steering, live solid axle, limited slip differential, police grade sway bars, and gas pressurized load leveling shocks. It is fitted with a faurecia dual exhaust system and rides on two tire sizes; 235/18 on the front and 245/18 on the rear. The interior features a console with bucket seats and special gauges.
- The goal in creating the Marauder was to deliver a 1960s American muscle car experience, combined with contemporary driving dynamics, comfort, safety and low emissions. What was accomplished was an impressive blend of size, performance and good looks
- This Marauder was originally purchased in north Georgia as part of a set for a husband and wife. It was maintained meticulously until it was purchased for the collection in the summer of 2010.
- The engine is a 4.6L DOHC V8 producing 302 horsepower at 318 Ft. lbs of torque. The transmissions is a 4R75W-4 speed automatic.
- Production totals: 2003 - 7,839 (328 blue, 417 silver, 7094 black)
2004 - 3,213 (980 red, 997 silver, 1237 black)
- 17/23 miles per gallon (city/hwy)
- Cost new: $10,200.