Tom Maruska

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The 1963 Ford Thunderbird Italien as it appeared after Tom completed the restoration. Photo courtesy of Tom Maruska.
The 1954 Mercury XM-800 as it appeared in 2008, when Tom bougth it from Joe Bortz.
The 1954 Mercury XM-800 as it appeared in 2009, when Tom completed the restoration.
In 2018 Tom bought the 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser concept car with intentions of restoring it. In April of 2018, Tom told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that when he was restoring the XM-800 the owner of the XM Turnpike Cruiser heard about it and got in touch with him. "He didn't want to sell at that time and we kept in contact over the years. Out of the blue last August, I asked if he was ready to sell yet and he said he was, so I flew to California to meet him and see the car, and we eventually cut a deal." Tom took delivery of the car in July of 2018. Photo courtesy of Tom Maruska.

Tom Maruska of Duluth, Minnesota.

Tom Maruska's Cars

1954 Mercury XM-800
1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser
1963 Ford Thunderbird Italien


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