30: Mercury Marauder X-100
Another unique muscle car that was overshadowed by the Cougar was the Marauder X-100. This big and beautiful Mercury was highly hyped by the folks at Ford as a luxury coupe that could perform just as well. The 429 V-8 initially put up amazing performance numbers and the long sloping hood was like driving a land yacht. The problem was that this car was basically a Ford Galaxie 500XL with a new hood and redesigned grille.
There as nothing unique about the Marauder X-100 that would persuade a buyer to ignore the lesser Ford offering. As such the Marauder had a hard time garnering a following and getting people into the showroom. Because this car is so obscure you can find classic models for a very affordable price and it’s not hard to transform them into modern beauties.