January 30, 2023

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Real Wheels: ‘Uncle Bob’s’ Mercury Marauder

SPENCERVILLE – Larry Seibert has owned his 1970 Mercury Marauder for 12 a long time now, but he and his nephew Dale Rex nevertheless refer to it as “Uncle Bob’s automobile.”

Uncle Bob is the late Bob Kolher, who kept in-depth information of any provider executed on the automobile, which has just 21,500 miles on it.

“The only point Uncle Bob’s car or truck experienced carried out to it was new tires, new batteries and new brakes,” stated Rex.

Seibert, of Spencerville, observed, “I get it to parades and motor vehicle shows, which is about it.”

Mercury developed the Marauder from 1963 to ‘65 and 1969 to 1970. It manufactured a brief comeback in 2003 for two a long time.

The 1970 Marauder was marketed as a full-dimensions, luxury muscle vehicle. It experienced the ability to summon terrifying power with a drive of the ideal foot. But high-general performance cars and trucks were on their way out in the ’70s. Uncle Bob’s vehicle finished up becoming only 1 of 5,000 that rolled off the assembly line in St. Louis that year, significantly powering what Mercury had hoped.

The window-sticker value of his automobile was $4,779. Of that, $1,220 ended up special options. That provided $421 for air-conditioning, $238.40 for a pick-shift transmission, $115.30 for power steering, a further $115.30 for a white vinyl roof, $71.30 for energy entrance disc brakes, $63.50 for an AM Radio, $57.10 for the Marauder physical appearance group, $44.10 for shoulder belts, $15.60 for shoulder belts, $10.40 for a distant management still left-hand mirror.

It bundled at no excess expense a 390 CID engine, concealed headlights, ventless facet home windows, and special Marauder taillamps.

“Never has any restoration do the job been needed on this auto,” Seibert reported. “It’s in good condition.”

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