The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mercury Marauder. We make the process of selling your Mercury Marauder quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
First generation Mercury Marauders were produced by the American automaker Ford between the end of 1963 and 1965. They were available as a 2-door hardtop or 4-door hardtop in the full-size car class. They were related to the Mercury Monterey, Mercury Montclair, and the Mercury Park Lane. Powertrain engine choices included the 390 cu in (6.4 L) V8, 406 cu in (6.7 L) V8, and the powerful 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8. Transmission choices included a 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, or 3-speed automatic.
The second generation Marauders were produced between 1969 and 1970. They came in the 2-door hardtop bodystyle. Powertrain choices included the standard 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE V8 engine or a 429 cu in (7.0 L) 385 V8. Transmission choices included a 3-speed FMX/SelectShift automatic, 3-speed C6/SelectShift automatic, or 3-speed manual.
The most celebrated of the Marauder editions was the high performance trim package, the Marauder X-100. The X-100 came standard with Kelsey-Hayes road wheels, rear fender skirts and a matte-black paint appearance called “Sport Tone” on the rear deck. It came with a choice of Twin Comfort Lounge seats, Bench Seat or Bucket Seats with a floor console housing a U-shaped shifter.
The X-100 came with a 429-cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carb, with 10.5:1 compression. It was rated 360 hp at 4600 rpm, and it produced 480 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpm. This edition is loved by street racers.
Ford revived the Marauder name for a brief time offering it as a full-sized “Muscle Sedan.” It used many components from the Ford Police Interceptor and had a high performance engine. Sales lagged and the revival was short lived. Only 11,052 vehicles were produced at a time when other models were selling hundreds of thousands. The new Marauder was only produced for two years. Because of its performance, it could become a sought after classic, years from now.