Interesting examples of the Mercury Marauder cross the auction block from time to time, such as one reviewed by Doug Demuro, a 2003 model year Marauder with just 5,000 miles racked up, and another sporting a coat of the rare Toreador Red paint color. Another stellar sedan has just popped up for sale on Cars & Bids, and this 2004 Mercury Marauder is also painted in the aforementioned uncommon scarlet hue.
The 2004 Mercury Marauder was a high-performance version of the Grand Marquis, and hides a surprising amount of get-up-and-go in its unassuming form thanks to its powerful 4.6L V8 engine, which is rated at 302 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque from the factory. The seller notes that modifications may have made the engine in this particular muscle sedan more powerful, although no dyno sheets were provided. Power is routed to the rear wheels by a four-speed automatic transmission.
As previously stated, this particular example is painted in Dark Toreador Red, one of just 980 examples to wear the color. There are some minor stone chips and scratches marring that rare paint, but considering that it has almost 95,000 miles on the odometer, it looks excellent for its age.
This 2004 Mercury Marauder rolls on a set of 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, and features a limited-slip differential, antilock brakes and fog lights. It has a few upgrades and has been outfitted with Morimoto LED headlights and taillights, and also features Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, along with an Auto Meter auxiliary oil pressure gauge and voltmeter.
Inside, this Marauder features a Light Flint colorway with leather seats and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel paired with “aluminum-style” trim. Its windows have been tinted, and it features automatic climate control and cruise control.
At the time of this writing, the high bid is $6,400, and the auction is set to close on January 4th, 2024.