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Old 07-22-2015, 09:21 PM
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What made you want a marauder??

Out of curiosity anyone wanting to share about what sparked the marauder interest for you?

For me....I must of have been like age 20 driving to I'm driving in the freeway i see a a black marauder( at the time I didn't know about it) entering the freeway, and it was a biker type dude with the tattoo sleeves and the long beard with dark shades. I thought to myself wow.... That dude right there is doing it....whatever he's doing, he's doing it right. Since then I was hooked like if I had been starstruck and the savings began along with the pursuit and here I'm now on my third marauder and all because that one morning commuting to work.
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:33 PM
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I was at the New York Auto Show in December of 2003. The car just spoke to me.
I went to the local Lincoln-Mercury dealer that April of 2004. The salesman never heard of a Marauder. When I told him that it was indeed a Ford product, another salesman said he thinks he had a flyer. I sat with salesman #2 and ordered the car.
It arrived in mid-May.
I started to modify it by mid-June. It has been a work in progress... along with five Mustangs.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:09 PM
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First panther when I was 14, liked them since. MM is a way cooler MGM.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:15 AM
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I had 5 CV's (4 Silver ones) over a 10 year period and traveled a lot for a living......GREAT cars with few problems but weak engines so I watched as FORD developed the "FORD BLACKHAWK"....only was black and they canned it!!

Next came the BLACK Marauder in it's more BLACK cars!!

The "Colors" came out and I fell in LOVE with the Silver Birch.......ordered it in late September 2003...delivered on 11/25/03 and the rest is HISTORY!!

260,000+ miles and almost 12 years later I'm still in LOVE!!

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Old 07-23-2015, 04:42 AM
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I saw a drug dealer driving it and fell in love with how different it looked from the other cars on the road. No rims, and no sound system, just the car itself.
And that's a true story.

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Old 07-23-2015, 05:40 AM
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I liked the Impala SS's when they came out but cold not afford one. I was looking on Ford's website and saw they had the Marauder. This was in April 2004 and I had never heard of them. I was driving by the local Ford dealership after work and decided to look and there she sat MY DTR. I test drove it and fell in LOve and she followed me home. Still have her and she is my favorite.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by cer0413 View Post
I saw a drug dealer driving it and fell in love with how different it looked from the other cars on the road. No rims, and no sound system, just the car itself.
And that's a true story.
Nice! Got that btw, work on it commencing soon!
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As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride." -Amen
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cer0413 View Post
I saw a drug dealer driving it and fell in love with how different it looked from the other cars on the road. No rims, and no sound system, just the car itself.
And that's a true story.

Same story for me. I was in high school when they came out! So I settled for a Mustang GT. When I brought the car, there was 5DTR's 1SB and 4 Black on the dealer lot. Years later, I was able to buy one. On my Second Marauder now...
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:19 AM
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I have always driven full size cars and have good taste so I got one lol. Was thinking about getting a m5 with a v10 regret never doing it but I'm sure maintenance would suck on the bmw.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:29 AM
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Drove a 1992 Town Car for years. I really like the safety and comfort of these big cars. So, I set out for a P71 Crown Vic because the $$ put me out of the Marauder price range at the time. I figured I could get some better performance out of the P71 than the Town Car (until I read about Zack, lol) and customize it as I see fit over time. One day I was searching CL and I saw this black Mercury that looked pretty cool. So, I did some research (which led me to this site! ), found out what it was, what it needed, worked out a sweet deal and now have a super nice Marauder. I love this car....except, I need BOOST!!!!

"RescuRauder", Born on 09/02/2003 & rescued on 04/05/2013. #236 of 3214 and #62 of 1237 in Black. CAI, Some kind of tune, Kooks Headers, X-pipe w/Hi-Flow cats, Magnaflow mufflers, Resonators removed, 4.10's, Metco U&L CA and Watts link, Drilled & slotted rotors, now needing BOOST
1986 Mustang GT Vert, Black, 5spd, new short block, Powerheads, Crower 15511, gears, exhaust etc.

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:39 AM
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Started modding a grand marquis and realized I should just get a marauder because that's what I was after. Supercharged it so I can pass people on the way into work.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:24 AM
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First one in 1981: Never heard of a Marauder before, but I liked the body and interior, the price, and that fact that it had a factory 405 horsepower engine and 4-speed in it.

Last one: I saw an article and pictures of the SEMA Marauder in December 1998 and knew right then I had to have one. Then just played the waiting game.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:52 AM
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My old man pretty much raised me on the awesomeness of the Marauder (even though we never got one) and that stuck with me. Even though I don't have one, it will always be my dream car. Hopefully I'll realize one day that hot rodding my Marquis will still not make it as cool as a Marauder.

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:55 AM
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Never really gave the car a second look till I was in lidio's car back in 04 with the triolgy kit.....BAM!!! I was hooked.............
  • 82 GT coyote swap started
  • 2000 GT, 04 cobra motor,2.9 Whipple,crusher inlet,built 4r70w trans,04 IRS rear.full weight street car, Corn Fed
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  • 03 300a Marauder, stroked,cammed,T/S Trilogy Supercharged # 216,Best Et 10.77@129.72 on slicks, 93 pump gas. driven to the track.
  • 2011 GT 500, 3.4 whipple,93 pump gas,10.47@133
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:44 AM
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I always drove panthers and then saw this article:

Then I knew I would get one someday. I always liked American classic cars, big American muscle cars, big classic American 4 door sedans, and old police cars. Always admired the 94 to 96 Impala SS.
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