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    2003 Mercury Marauder | 53K Miles | Connecticut

    [Kinda quiet up here these days but any publicity is good publicity. Car is heading towards Bring A Trailer and some other various backchannels]

    Presented for immediate sale is this remarkable 2003 Mercury Marauder. In the family since 2006, garaged and lovingly maintained ever since. Runs and drives super solid. Interior is excellent. Paint is very good with minor scratches or small door ding (one of them I got at a car show!) or clearcoat crack (bumpers, mainly but no significant damage). Needs nothing. It’s a garage queen. Time for someone else to enjoy. $19,500 neg.

    Standard Features:

    4.6L 32V V8 gasoline, 4R70W 4 speed automatic transmission with overdrive, automatic climate control/air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, power steering, auto headlamps, CD player, satellite radio, leather seats, front bucket with center console, rear bench seat, cruise control, power windows, privacy glass, anti-theft alarm system, power driver and front passenger seats, lighted entry system, overhead console, clock, fog lights, garage door opener, power locks, remote trunk release, tilt steering wheel, intermittent windshield wipers, rear window defroster, tachometer, four wheel anti-lock brakes, rear wheel drive, passenger/driver airbags, side air bag, alloy wheels.

    Modifications:
    ZEX Wet Nitrous, Management Unit, 100 shot, Purge Kit, Bottle opener/warmer
    Stainless Works headers (shortys), into hi-flow cats, custom H pipe, and Flowmaster Super 40s
    K&N Cold Air Intake
    Steeda 701-0004 Underdrive Pulleys
    Pauls High Performance Intake Spacer
    Ford Performance Ring & Pinion Kit, 8.8 inch, rear, 4:10 gearing
    TA Performance 8.8” TA_1806 10 bolt rear differential low profile girdle
    Sirius Satellite Radio to factory tuner via PIE interface
    Alternative Automotive “Lidio” Tune with XCalibrator 2
    “Carfixer” front end alignment spec
    Dirty Dog Performance 4R70W Valve Body Kit (“Jmod”)
    Dead pedal
    WebElectric Products STS-2 rear sequential turn signals in stock housings
    Granatelli Motor Sports Coil on Plug connector set, coil packs
    Colex front/rear “Gods Head” Marauder badges, engine fluid caps
    Gorilla acorn chrome lock nuts, 20 pk
    Pro-gard Products U200FR rear skid plate
    Linear Logic ScanGauge II
    Metco drive shaft safety loop

    Maintenance:
    Recent OEM Ford fuel pump
    Arnott complete air suspension kit (bags and compressor)
    Full Synthetic Mobil1 5W-20 oil changes, routine coolant, brake flush
    New rear axles (left and right), bearings

    OEM Spares:
    NIB charcoal floor mats, full set
    AM/FM/CD Head Unit (I performed the CD-6 swap which is in the car currently)
    Air intake assembly
    Stock exhaust manifolds
    Original 3:55 gears
    Original driving lights
    Original lug nuts
    Original Mercury exterior badging
    2 sets of keys, remotes
    Owners manual/booklet cover

    Accessories:
    From the pictures you will see I have a wide variety of Marauder swag that will make the new owner of this car a true collector. Dealer slicks, vintage Mercury ads, car cover w/ storage bag, poster, coffee mugs, rare “Marauders of Woodward” serialized litho by Michael Irvine, lapel pin, trophies, window sticker, FPG certification, and other bits and baubles.
    People stop me in parking lots and stoplights whenever I take this car. Usually a conversation starts with “You never SEE these things anymore!”.

    Car also has what I think may be an interesting history. I am the third owner of the car. The first was Ford themselves – as a manufacturer rep car. Conveyed through Bill Stroppe & Son of Paramount, CA and after a curious search online I found that Bill Stroppe has ties back to the original Marauder and went on to tremendous success as an owner/driver in Baja with his Broncos. And Stroppe & Son wasn’t a traditional Ford dealer per se, but rather seemed to manage press fleets around the time this car came out. Maybe this particular car ended up in an article or photographed for a write up? Never got that far! The car moved on from its duties to auction on the East Coast eventually landing with Owner #2 in West Babylon, NY which is where I bought it in January 2006 at L&B.

    Title in hand. No trades. Car is sold as-is. Please take your time to review the photos as I don’t wish to misrepresent this car in any way. Will make a memorable holiday gift so reach out today before this collectable is gone!
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    Sorry to ask... Was there a price listed somewhere?


    2003 300A Black, #4918 of 7838, 17,400 Miles
    Tune, KYB's, JLT, FlowMaster 42441, Res Delete, New BFG's, 8 coats of zymoil Titanium

    2003 300B Silver Birch, #21 of 419, 29,800 miles
    Tune, JLT, FlowMaster 42441 Res Delete, New Nitto 235/255 Bigcarsforever dead peddle & custom SRP peddles, 5 coats Zymoil Titanium, Addco front and rear sway bars, KYBs, 1/2 inch coil cut, Sparta Watts link and Control Arms, Carfixer alignment.

    2003 CV Sport Matador Red, 19,280 Miles, DD, Curless Full Service Royal flush, Marto Tune, 18 Chrome Wheels w 235/265 front/back Nitto tires, NEW OEM Sport Springs -1 coil & Monroe Severe Duty (front) shocks, Addco front and rear sway bars, KYB rear Shocks, Carfixer Alignment.

    2004 CV HPP Silver Birch, 93,000 miles. Son's DD, 18 Chrome Wheels w 235/265 front/back Nitto tires (thank you Lowndex!)

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    Tail end of the first paragraph (or rambling sentence if you will ��) $19,500 and is negotiable (and probably too high but ya gotta start somewhere!) - J
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