SOLD: For Sale: 2003 Mercury Marauder | 300a | 53K miles | $19,500 neg | CT


Tutored by an '03 Cobra
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Jul 19, 2007
Berlin, CT
[UPDATE 12/10/2022]

SOLD! Good price and a great new owner. Just sorting out the funds transfer and a smooth ride from CT to TN. Thanks to all who like/shared/commented!

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) no trades.

If interested, keep reading!

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.


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


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


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. MANY more pics to share and conversation to have!
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