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VIN:         3Z68G516447                                        St. Louis, MO assembly
Car:          1963 Mercury Marauder S-55
Engine:     406 Super Marauder
                                        406 6V - 405 Horsepower
Codes:      Body - 63C                                                        2-Dr. "S-55" Fastback Hardtop
                Color - B                                                Peacock Turquoise
                Trim - 57                                                Turquoise
                Date - 12A                                              
12 January, 1963
                DSO - blank
                Axle - 5                                                   3.50:1
                Trans - 5                                                 Standard (4-Speed)
Options:    AM/FM radio, seat belts (owner added power windows and remote side mirror)
Photos:     1981 to 2015

Articles on this car

This is an engineering car with a scheduled build date earlier than any other Marauder known. No build sheet exists with an actual build date.
1/12/1963     Scheduled build for this car
1/21/1963     Start pre-production
1/28/1963     Job #1
2/14/1963     Marauder and Super Marauder 427 public anouncement

This car was sold (in the condition seen in the first 3 photos) by Ridgeway Motors in Aiea, HI for $325 on Aug. 14, 1981. The odometer registered 76,000 miles at the time but did not work. The engine ran, but the car was undriveable due to carburetion issues. The transmission was completely out of oil.
Over the following 3 months some repairs were made and temporary measures taken to prepare for a long drive.
In December 1981 it was shipped to California and then driven to Michigan where it remains. Mileage is now over 134,000.
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
1963 Marauder S-55
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3 generations of Marauders