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  1. #76
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    Amazing post thanks for the history Lesson!
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    Im happy for you bro! Let the mods begin! I hear the mod bug broke his stinger when he heard you pulled the trigger!

    BIG BIG thanks to the GOD of marauder parts ( Darren) I am the 1st winner of Darren bag of fun give-away

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    In 1962 my dad bought a 1958 parklane. He would let me drive it home from church on Sundays since traffic was light. Big ol' car. In 1966, I bought my 1st car, 1961 T-bird, 390 300hp.
    03' BLACK #601 of 7839, box stock. NEW "Boltem on go-fasters, Dual overhead antennas, Hi- performance mud flaps, Lithium "long-life" floor mats. "I'D SAY THATS MIGHTY BOLD TALK FOR A ONE EYED FATMAN !"

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    For all you old-timers out there let me ask you a question it's kind of on Lincoln - mercury memorabilia Question I saw a long time ago Saw plaque like framed down the the middle lincon logo , specialty little silver hologram like plaques of all specialty cars from Lincoln Mercury one spot had a photo of the 64 super marauder .

    Anyone have any history on this piece of memorabilia ?
    2003 MM 300A
    #738 of 7,838 BLK
    Build date: 6/6/2002
    Adopted: 2/05/2013

    MODS:

    Metco control arms, Addco sway bars, TCE brake lines, Gatorback belt, remote start, underbody lights, custom doorsills. Black with custom silver hood stripes (S-55 theme)

    2004 CV LX SPORT
    ALL BLACK, 6 DISC, TUNED MZT
    Adopted on12/09/18 from chief455




    COMING SOON-Trilogy #005 THANKS CWright-
    I am afraid you have awakened a sleeping Giant


    http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forum...=view&id=14156

    Quote Originally Posted by MOTOWN MARAUDER View Post
    Im happy for you bro! Let the mods begin! I hear the mod bug broke his stinger when he heard you pulled the trigger!

    BIG BIG thanks to the GOD of marauder parts ( Darren) I am the 1st winner of Darren bag of fun give-away

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    I missed this thread until just now... fascinating info, kirk. Thanks!

    Ford apparently doesn't have a good track record producing Marauder convertible concept cars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RF Overlord View Post
    I missed this thread until just now... fascinating info, kirk. Thanks!

    Ford apparently doesn't have a good track record producing Marauder convertible concept cars...
    They have a fantastic record of producing Marauder convertible concepts. It's production Marauder convertibles they suck at.
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
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    Heh...touché...
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    When I wrote this someone, can't remember who, suggested I should write a book, so I did, and then let it sit on the computer for a couple of years. I recently had occasion to show it to someone who's been in the business for a long time. Short story is he liked it, but the realistic financial issues involved mean it's very unlikely it will ever get published. The demand just isn't there to bring it in at a reasonable cost and I'm not interested in publishing it myself on a small scale.

    My loss is your gain. Seems a shame to waste it and there might be more people here than I can count on my hands who would actually want it, so I'm offering it here in pdf as a freebee (30 pages). Timing is good as this month is the 15 year anniversary of the 2003 Marauder's first sales.

    I can't post it here for download because it's 11.6 MB, but I'll be happy to email it to you. Send me a PM.
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
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    Thanks Kirk, great write up!!!! I have been schooled...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry24 View Post
    Thanks Kirk, great write up!!!! I have been schooled...
    If you really like it that much you should get the book. More content, better content, and you don't have to read the posts in between.
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
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    PM sent.

    Thanks, Kirk, that was awesome. I haven't read it in detail yet, but I skimmed it and I bet you have better info than Ford does!
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    Didn't work too well the first time, so let's try again

    Are you interested in the history of the Marauder?

    Yes?

    Then follow this link and click on the PDF at the bottom
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu...rauder-history

    Let us know how you like it.
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
    ______________________________ _____________

    First retailed 2003 Marauder
    Bought 6 June 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post
    While the Marauder engine was now gone, 1969 saw the return of the Mercury Marauder car as a 2-door only with a unique tunneled rear window. Two models were available, the base Marauder with a 390 2V (280 hp) and 3-speed manual transmission standard, and the Marauder X-100 with standard 429 4V (360 hp) and automatic transmission. The 429 was optional in the Marauder and was not available with a manual transmission. A 4-speed manual transmission was not available behind the 390.

    Recalling a co-worker who bought an immaculate X-100 for a song during the mid '70s. Still remember it well to this day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirk View Post

    Mercury introduces yet one more Marauder concept car, the Marauder S55. Based on the production sedan, the Marauder S55 uses many unique trim accents, but most importantly has a 345 horsepower supercharged “Super Marauder” engine under the hood. It is the first time Mercury uses the Marauder S55 name since the Marauder's initial introduction in 1963. This was the last Mercury “Marauder” engine built.

    Completely interesting - unaware of this factoid.
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    I don't know If anyone is familiar with Pure Stock Drags, But I found this Video of a 58 Super Marauder Equipped Monterey vs a 70 SS 396 Chevelle. I read the Rules. If the car was capable of those numbers back in 58, there wasn't Much that could touch it unless it was a custom hot rod.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtxpvSR1iw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondfreak13 View Post
    I don't know If anyone is familiar with Pure Stock Drags, But I found this Video of a 58 Super Marauder Equipped Monterey vs a 70 SS 396 Chevelle. I read the Rules. If the car was capable of those numbers back in 58, there wasn't Much that could touch it unless it was a custom hot rod.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtxpvSR1iw
    I know the guy that built that '58. He also built a '64 427 Marauder that ran low 13s.

    This '58 is artificially quick because I don't think you could actually get a manual trans with the Super Marauder and I don't think the gears he's using were available either. That being said, the '58 Super Marauder was still one of the quickest cars of it's day.
    1963 Marauder S-55, Super Marauder 406
    Only factory 406 powered Marauder, and earliest built Marauder documented to still exist.
    https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/supermarauder/
    ______________________________ _____________

    First retailed 2003 Marauder
    Bought 6 June 2002
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