1969 Mercury Marauder X-100, 1968 Chrysler 300 Go To Crusher Side By Side

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Have you ever seen a Marauder X-100 on the street? You'd think that having one of the all-time coolest car names of all time would have spared this monster, but you'd be wrong!

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Illustration for article titled 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100, 1968 Chrysler 300 Go To Crusher Side By Side

And then right next to the great big '69 Mercury coupe is a great big Chrysler coupe. Both cars came from the factory with monstrous big-block V8s- a 360-horse 429 for the Marauder and a 350-horse 440 for the 300. What's wrong with the world, when a pair of over-the-top, single-digit-gas-mileage, two-ton two-doors can survive through all the oil crises and recessions and only now land in the Crusher's waiting room? It gets worse; this is one of the now-defunct NorCal Pick Your Part yards, which means we can assume both these cars have now been rendered into China-bound scrap metal by now.

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OK People, if you want to know more about the Mercury Marauder X-100, here is an article I penned a while ago.

I haven't done one on this particular generation of Chrysler 300's, but here's one I did on the 300 Hurst.

While I can't possibly explain why either of these cars are now scrap metal bound for China, I will say that they would have made excellent LeMons racers..... #1969