One Mean Mercury...
Up for sale… An amazingly built 2005 Mercury S...which is basically a beefy, tuned, mean spirited, loud, fast 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan that I've spent the last year or so wrenching on. It's not a Marauder...but it's pretty damn fast, and pretty damn close. It for sure isn't your average slow moving elderly driver's Grand Marquis any more! So I simply badged it as a Mercury S.
Strong runner, with performance parts I never knew I would find for a Mercury, but fit exceptionally well with the stock modular 4.6L 281ci V8. The list of upgrades and modifications is a mile long, but I'll list out the most important ones as follows:
Cowl induction hood
Mercury Marauder front clip (with stock functioning LED fog lights)
Fox Lake P-51 intake manifold w/ CAI pipe and filter
Upgraded high output ignition coils
Mustang GT SOHC heads
Marauder center console
Hurst ProMatic three stage ratchet shifter
Marauder overhead console with auxiliary interior lighting
Autometer auxiliary gauges
Upgraded bucket seats factory power rails (still maintains the power functions of the original - up, down, forward, back - as well as the stock airbag functionality
300 amp alternator
Transmission J-Mod (google it...it's a good thing)
Balanced CVPI drive shaft (stock gear ratio at the moment)
battery relocation to the trunk
Bluetooth audio receiver with Kicker CS series speakers
CV Sport wheels
Upgraded rear control arms
Full free flowing headers
True dual exhaust
Two tone paint with that wicked red stripe and red in-set Mercury badging
LED tail lights
There are lot of other small modifications and upgrades here and there, but like I said above, it's a long list and most are relatively minor (LED lights, wiring, trim, badging...etc). If you have a question about anything you see, feel free to ask, and I'll respond in kind.
Mechanically this car is excellent with only 105k original miles and ready for daily driver use (although if you put your foot down hard regularly, it will be a very thirsty daily driver). These 4.6L modular motors are pretty bullet proof, and as long as you change your oil and make sure to keep up on basic maintenance it'll probably last you well into the 250 mark. I've enjoyed cruising it up and down the main drags for the last two weeks since the weather has gotten nicer, and I wouldn’t hesitate to drive it anywhere. The Ford 4.6L pulls strong and transmission shifts very quickly. Down shifts for passing are remarkably quick, and upshifts are crisp and precise - especially for a four speed automatic. No warning lights on the dash, no weird leaks, good brakes and suspension, and plenty of meat left on the tires after two years. The paint looks great from 3 feet, but if you get right up on it you'll see some imperfections here and there. Paint codes come from the stock Ford color spectrum, so it's easy to find if it needs to be touched up at any time in the future. Interior is about an 8/10, but hey, this car is built for speed, not interior beauty. Everything you expect works exactly as you would expect it should, right down to the stock overdrive button on the stock column shifter.
One glaring exception. You may have caught it already.
The floor shifter has not been fully integrated due to stringent VA safety inspection laws. I can assure you, however, that the floor shifter does indeed function as it should once the cable is reinstalled (I tested this on a straight track and was very pleased about how that particular type of shifter works in this car). If you're a VA resident, the floor shifter will have to be disconnected prior to safety inspection. Them's just the rules in VA, not sure about other states, so please do your homework if you're planning on using the Hurst floor shifter on a daily driven car.
Selling for well below what I have in it (but isn't that always the case?)
Reserve is lower than the Buy it Now price, but as soon as there are viable bids, I'm pretty sure the Buy it Now disappears. If it's not there, message me and make an offer...worst I can do is say no, right?
So if you're looking for a big, fast, loud, and good looking Mercury, but don't want to spend the kind of cash you normally would on a Marauder...this is your car. Snatch it up. Or better yet, pick it up just to cruise through the lanes and smash a few sports car driver's egos. That's fun too...your choice!
As-Is Condition
I do everything I can to describe my items in an accurate and transparent way. That said, it is being sold as-is where-is with no guarantees or warranties expressed or implied. My description and pictures describe the car in its current state to the best of my knowledge questions regarding the vehicle or the terms of sale are your responsibilty to ask prior to the auction ending. I’m more than happy to assist in any way I can. Your understanding of these conditions is very important.
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Payment
A deposit of $500 must be made within 24 hours of the end of the sale and can be made only through PayPal. Full payment must be made for the vehicle within 7 calendar days of the end of the auction. Full payment can be made in cash or a certified bank check. Please respect these terms and be prepared to pay the deposit immediately upon winning the auction.
Shipping
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Used Year: 2005
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 2MEFM75W85X656958 Mileage: 105,400
Transmission: Automatic Make: Mercury
Body Type: Sedan Model: Grand Marquis
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Trim: LS(e)
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: 281CI V8
Options: CD Player, Leather Seats Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: White Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Charcoal For Sale By: Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8