9,127 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
4.6L V8
302 hp @ 5750 rpm*
318 lb/ft torque @ 4300 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 7.5 seconds
Top Speed: 117 MPH
*Base Price in 2003: $34,325


*Seller Asking:


2003 mercury marauder for sale
Fast Facts:

  • The Marauder was a Panther platform Grand Marquis stuffed with the SVT Cobra’s DOHC V8. A new frame features straight side rails and thicker crossmembers (it was one of the few body-on-frame cars still in production)
  • Tail lights, turn signals, and backup lights are tinted as dark as legally allowed by DOT
  • Equipped with high output Cibie 80mm fog lights, Autometer Pro-Comp oil pressure and voltmeter gauges, 140mph speedo and 7,000 RPM tach
  • Features specially tuned Tokico nitrogen-filled monotube shocks (mounted outboard in the rear). The new rear suspension actually lifts the rear by about 3/4″ and lowers it .5″ in the front, giving the Marauder a slight rake. The Marauder also rolls on firmer anti-roll-bar bushings in front, stiffer body frame bushings, rear load-leveling air springs, and front springs lifted from the Crown Vic police car
  • Out back is a limited slip differential with a 3.55 axle ratio. 3.55 helps with acceleration, but not fuel economy, so Ford’s countermeasure involves keeping the torque converter locked up in 2nd gear
  • Seats are upholstered in the same style as the 1963 ½ Marauder. Includes a leather wrapped steering wheel
  • The top speed had to be limited to a mere 117 MPH to avoid driveshaft vibration
  • The development team was happy to add a supercharger in an effort to revamp interest in the Marauder after its first year. However, Mercury responded by not only cutting funding, it terminated the Marauder altogether after only 2 years of production (due to poor sales)
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the Marauder, which was only produced in 2003 and 2004
  • The following year (2004) saw Dark Toreador Red paint, and Light Flint/Dark Charcoal two-tone interior became available
  • Traction control and Ford’s Audiophile entertainment system became standard the following year (2004). ’04 also saw the 4R75W four-speed automatic transmission upgraded to improve shift response

Seller Notes:

  • 9k original miles
  • Time capsule
  • Call seller for more info


  • Location: Dallas, Texas – View Seller’s Ad (more photos below)
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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