• Aug 31, 2011
Never underestimate what you'll see on eBay Motors. Take this unique creation, for example. Near as we can tell, it's the same 2002 Mercury Marauder that was modified into a two-door convertible by Ford for the 2002 Chicago Auto Show. According to the seller, this car still boasts its Eaton supercharger bolted to a 4.6-liter V8 engine, and at the time of its debut, the engine was rated at a lofty 335 horsepower. We have a hard time believing that the extra ponies would do much to offset the weight of the additional frame stiffeners and top mechanism on the car, however.

The vehicle is currently offered for sale by a dealer in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, though the listing is mum on how the convertible managed to make its way from Ford's Windy City show stand into the seller's inventory. If you like what you see, the machine can be yours for the princely sum of $75,000 or best offer. Head over to eBay Motors to take a gander at the listing.


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      walthamdan
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would definitely be a hit with parade grand marshalls
      Moe Khan
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is actually beautiful. I want one.
      Mohannad Aldubayan
      • 3 Years Ago
      curious how it looks with top up!
      MBDSLPWR
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've never commented before, but I am compelled to point out the irony of asking $75k for a car when you can't be bothered to throw up some decent pictures. That's pretty weak.
      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish they had made this.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      I loved my '03, and I remember really wanting this convertible. However, after living with my Marauder for a few years, I was more than ready to get rid of it when I eventually did. It was reliable, fun to drive, looked good, and people loved riding in it, but the age of the platform really showed through a few months went by. I really did grow to hate the giant overhangs.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Phil B
      • 3 Years Ago
      An answer to a question nobody asked, and yet I like it....a lot. I can totally picture this cruising around Miami in the '90s, back when the city was traversed by nothing but Sebring and Eclipse convertibles.... ah I miss those '90s Eclipses. Wait, what was I talking about?
      Edward
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a Ford. The price has at least one too many zeroes.
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Mercury is worth that much
        Old Timer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        You don't know very much about cars, do you? Do me a favor and look up "lead sled".
      jasdroe
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car was old and tired when they introduced the 2002 "concept." It was a Grand Marquis with the roof cut and two doors rather than the four. It was pathetic. That is why it went nowhere.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      rattletrap
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        So you've driven it?
          lorenzo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          While a body-on-frame platform does provide more isolation, it's still a 9 year old vehicle and almost 20 year old platform. Maybe it was never driven and it's still tight, but even new these things were not that great. Tolerances on these vehicles are not very accurate. Maybe it does not have as much cowl shake as a convertable of the same vintage that is unibody, but none the less it's age and construction methoods most likely mean this is a squeakey beast. I have riden in a regular Marauder, my impression was not positive - but I like small and tight.
          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          These things were rattletraps when new. Have driven several new, and several used. All rattled, right off the showroom floor. Salesman couldn't explain what it was, but he told me they could fix it. No sale.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Actually, the platform is over 30 years old. But just because it's that old, doesn't mean it hasn't been updated throughout the years.
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