1964 Mercury Marauder

Second Floor- Industry

Builder: Bill Stroppe

Helping revive Mercury’s racing program in the 1960s following the lift of the factory racing ban, race car builder Bill Stroppe prepared this Mercury for the 1964 NASCAR season in his Long Beach, California race shop. The Marauder was created to bolster Mercury division’s lackluster image and was one of the first Ford products designed with a wind-cheating fastback rood. This Marauder made its debut at the 1964 Daytona 500 driven by Darel Dieringer, who had handed Stroppe his first NASCAR win the previous season.

Courtesy of the Ken Epsman Family