The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mercury S-55. We make the process of selling your Mercury S-55 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.
The Mercury S-55 was produced by the American automaker Ford between 1961 and 1964. It was part of their 6th generation of Full-sized autos. The “S” in the name stood for “Super.” It was meant to be the high-end, high performance model of the line. They were classified as full-size luxury / luxury car class, or "F" market segment. The car was offered as a 2-door or 4-door sedan, hardtop sedan, hardtop coupe, station wagon, and a convertible body type.
These cars were fit with a selection of engines ranging from 3653-6964 cc (222.9-425 cui) displacement, which delivered 100.5-317 kW or 137-431 PS, 135-425 horsepower. This gave a power profile ranging from that of a family car daily driver to a true performance vehicle.
The most notable edition of the S-55 cars was the Mercury Marauder S-55. It used a 390 cubic inch “Marauder Super V8,” which was available only in 1963, before being spun off into its own label. It was a 2-door fastback coupe body type, front engined, with RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a manual 4-speed transmission. It used a petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement of 6384 cm3 or 389.6 cubic inches. Its advertised power was 223.5 kW / 300 hp / 304 PS. The torque was 579 Nm or 427 lb-ft.
Being a full size car, it was quite heavy, with a base curb weight of 1850 kg or 4078 lbs. It still was plenty fast for the average person, with a top speed of 164 km/h or 102 mph. The gearing ratios were such that it was fast out of the blocks. It had a 0-60 mph time of just 7.7 seconds and a 0-100 km/h time of only 8.1 seconds. Its standing 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) was 15.9 seconds.