1963 Mercury Marauder
Fastback Car for sale in Conroe, Texas 77304
In just a few short years, Walter P. Chrysler took his company from an unknown automotive manufacturer to fourth in the industry. Walter Chrysler was a perfectionist with a deep mechanical background. This aspect, probably more than anything, helped to make Chrysler Corporation grow quickly.
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Classic Car Overview
- VIN: 3Z66Z******
- Year: 1963
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Marauder
- Exterior Color: Black
- Interior Color: Red
- Mileage: 98,000
- Engine: 390ci V8
- Transmission: 3 Speed Merc-O-Matic
- You can view more photos, video and information on our website: V8vintage.com
- Financing is easily available at jjbest.com, or we offer in-house short term payment options.
- Current NADA Values for this car are as follows:
Average: $19,102.00 / High: $33,075.00
This is your chance for one of the great performance Mercury offerings, the 1963 half year release of the Mercury Marauder! This is a great looking and great driving Marauder 2 door fastback, cousin to the famous 1963 ½ Ford Galaxie fastback only much more rare. This one is unfortunately not an S55 427ci edition, but then again it doesn’t have the $100,000 price tag either. What you see here is a great survivor with few owners. She comes with the powerful Ford 390ci engine and 3 speed Merc-O-Matic transmission. The body alignment is great and the doors, hood and trunk shut beautifully. I know the family we acquired the car from originally bought the car in 1981. Sometime in the 1990s the engine was rebuilt and the seats were recovered. The car was originally white with red interior, but was repainted black at the time this other work was done. The owner passed away so his sister took possession of the car which is whom we purchased it from. The paint is starting to show its age but still shows well. No major defects and no damage. It is amazingly rust free. No evidence of filler repairs or poor body work, very solid and clean.
This car just as it is now starts right up and drives great! Everything is working and in top shape. It is in amazingly original condition with only a few updates. The rebuilt engine has a mellow idle with a racy note upon acceleration through the nickel Sanderson headers dual Flowmaster exhaust. It cruises easy but will growl and move when you open the carb. The engine is powerful but easily controllable and has a very smooth idle for just enjoying a country drive, or a cruise down the freeway at 75mph thanks to the just rebuilt 3 speed Merc-O-Matic transmission. The car has factory power steering and factory power brakes as well, making driving enjoyable. A very great looking, great driving classic!
Tires are brand new on 17” wheels but we do have the original wire wheels for this car. We also have the original fender skirts and even the ‘smokers’ trim for the window edges that we would like to see stay with the car. The trim is all in pretty great original condition. This car has been stored indoors in a private collection. All of the glass is good and works perfect. The radio lights up but does not seem to work though the speakers appear to have been replaced. The glovebox is in good condition. The steering wheel is in good condition and the horn operates properly. The interior is in great shape. The seats are in near mint condition and very comfortable. The gauges and lights all work. The weatherstripping is in good condition. The heater and fresh air vents all work perfectly. The car runs and drives amazing. I have driven it alot for testing and pleasure and it is alot of fun and gets alot of attention. The car has no mechanical problems. We are confident that you could drive this car anywhere. For storage it has a battery tender installed in the engine bay to monitor and keep the battery safely charged at all times, just plug it up when you park it and forget it, dead batteries are a thing of the past. This car also comes with a cool matching miniature Marauder keychain so you dont forget which car the keys go to.
This is a complete original matching numbers big block 63 Marauder fastback. Try to find another and compare. We are offering a family of Marauders, the first one is shown here, but we also have the first 4 door (1964) and the last Marauder (2003-2004) available if you would like to make an offer on the entire collection. You won’t find a nicer combination of performance and style than the Mercury Marauder and it makes for a great collectible or pleasure vehicle.
Here is some additional information about the Marauder marque from Wikipedia:
“The Mercury Marauder nameplate made its debut as a trim package of each of the four Mercury full-size sedans, including the Monterey, Montclair, S-55 (1963 only), and Park Lane. In what would later become characterized by the Ford Mustang, the Mercury Marauder was introduced as a mid-year model, denoted as a "1963½" model year.
In sharp contrast to the distinctive reverse-slant "Breezeway" roofline option, the Marauder was styled with a sloping notchback rear roofline; an early version of a fastback sedan, along with its Ford Galaxie 500/XL counterpart, the roofline of the Marauder was optimized to make the large sedan more competitive for stock car racing. Along with the "sportier" roofline, the Marauder trim package included bucket seats and central console, similar to its Ford counterpart.
For 1964, the availability of Mercury Marauder expanded to four-door hardtops; along with two-doors, four-door hardtops also included a fastback roofline.
Shared with the rest of the Mercury sedan line, the Mercury Marauder was powered by Ford "FE-Series" V8 engines, shared with the Ford Galaxie 500XL and the Ford Thunderbird. A 390 cubic-inch Marauder V8 was standard, with a 427 cubic-inch Super Marauder V8 replacing a 406 V8 in 1964. Along with 3-speed and 4-speed manual transmissions, a 3-speed automatic transmission was offered.”
• Rebuilt 390ci Big Block V8
• Rebuilt 3 speed automatic transmission
• Black exterior paint with bright red interior
• Performance Sanderson nickel headers
• Dual Flowmaster Exhaust
• Factory power steering
• Factory Deluxe AM radio in the dash
• Factory power brakes
• 17” stylish wheels and tires
• Original wheels, fender skirts and other trim included
• Near mint bright red Seats
• Beautiful gauges
• On-board battery charger
• Custom hand painted matching 1/64 Marauder keychain
• The paint has a few very small age defects (see photos on website)
• The dash has a crack at the speaker, common issue as they age (see photos on website)
Other than the above, the car looks amazing, drives well and gets alot of attention. Very fun car to take to the local meet or cruise around town. We have driven the car 150 mile round trips into Houston and never had any problems. Keep in mind it is 57 years old and not a new car, but it is in amazing condition considering its age. You can hop in right now, drive home and enjoy.
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If you are looking to get into a classic car without spending a fortune this would be the opportunity for you. We do consider trades in the specialty or classic category. We can also discuss payment terms or options. We are happy to try and make a deal.
Feel free to make offers, and if you have any questions please message or call 888-716-5333
Classic Car ID101364069
Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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