In 1939, Ford Motor Company established a separate automobile creation within their empire and called it Mercury. At first, their intent was to build an automobile that a little bit above the Ford in class but not quite a luxury vehicle. What they came up with was the Mercury Marauder.
By the time the 1960s rolled around, the United States was wrapped up in race car driving, the new national past time. Mercury fell in line and provided the public with what they were looking for Ė fantastic stock cars which gave a great race. Everyone wanted to drive a Mercury stock car. World renowned Parnelli Jones got behind the wheel himself and gave Mercury a spin. In 1963 alone, the Mercury Marauder, the new stock car by Fordís Mercury company, won no less than eight stock car titles and racing awards. Eight! In one year! Mercury was on a roll.
Never satisfied with success, Mercury decided to top itself. Less than a year after sweeping the race car driving awards, Mercury replaced the engine in the Marauder with an engine that boasted 410 horsepower. Now, the Mercury Marauder was unstoppable.
Today, Mercury continues to lure customers with a muscle-car design. In 2003, Mercury decided to create a Marauder based on their popular Grand Marquis. With a stronger frame, better suspension, improved brakes and steering, the new Mercury Marauder is more attractive and drives better than ever before. Special attention has been paid to the interior, with large bucket seats, large console, cupholders and a floor shifter.
And there is a new and improved engine, a V-8, 302 horsepower. This is the type of power and push that is expected with a traditional muscle car. No one can disagree that the Marauder is a thrill to drive!
Like many of its predecessors, the Mercury Marauder is a distinctive car that offers a unique driving experience