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AUG 3, 2017 | FORD PERFORMANCE STAFF

DAN WALKER REVEALS DAD’S LOVE FOR 450,000-MILE 2004 MARAUDER

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DEARBORN - For Danny Walker of Clarksville, Tennessee, his father and his family’s Fords are a source of pride. He wanted us to know that his dad is a true-blue Ford man, a Vietnam vet and an ace mechanic. Remarkably, the elder Walker rolls up 100 miles per day on his daily-driver ’04 Marauder, aiming to hit the half-million mark on his beloved big Merc. But there’s also a cool project car in the Walker garage:

“Hi, Ford Performance! I’m writing you to share the love that my father has for the Ford, Mercury, SVT and Ford Performance family. My dad owns and drives a 2004 Mercury Marauder. He purchased it back in 2006 when this beauty had just 20K miles on the odometer. He just passed 450K miles on the Marauder, all with original parts.

“Dad does all of his own maintenance on the Mercury and follows the book for all fluid changes. His current goal is to pass the 500K mile mark with the car. He drives over 100 miles per day for work and is a Vietnam veteran and a forever Ford man. I know he’d feel blessed to have his Mercury featured in your Ford Fan Spotlight.

“Beyond the Marauder which he uses as his daily driver, dad also owns a 2001 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra Convertible. He purchased the Cobra in 2004 as a project car. It has 60,000 hard-earned miles on it, but needs some TLC and a new transmission. If anyone out there in the SVT enthusiast community has ’01 Cobra parts, dad could use a little help with his project car. Sincerely, Danny Walker (his son), forever in the Ford family!”

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