2000 Plymouth Prowler
2000 Plymouth Prowler
Chrysler engineers were given free rein to design whatever they wanted in a "hot rod" or "sportster" type vehicle. Chrysler's design and international director Thomas C. Gale said his "love for 1930s-era hot rods inspired Chrysler's latest design triumph, the retro-styled Plymouth Prowler." Gale, who has a hotted up 1932 Ford in his garage approved the hotrod-inspired Plymouth Prowler as the company's follow-up show-stopper to the Dodge Viper. An early influence is credited to a Chrysler-sponsored project at the Art Center College of Design that resulted in a thesis by Douglas "Chip" Foose that included drawings of a retro-roadster. Foose "designed it as a coupe for Chrysler to begin with but modified it to a roadster version."
For consignment a retro styled hot rod, with all the modern fixins' and just 18K original miles. This Roadster version of rolling art sits upon an all aluminum frame, and has straight panels. Open fender front wheels, and a curvaceous back reminiscent of the old hump backs with their rumble seat, you are poised for the hanky drop in the LA river basin thinking about 1946, but in reality, existing in the present.
With sculpted shape, a V style horizontal ribbed grille, front fenders that go with the flow of the front wheels, and halogen lens headlights, you are experiencing a fine mix of bygone design cues, and modern technology. A chopped style canvas convertible in black covers the 2-seater, and as we go to the back a curved rear deck, more sculpted hang off the sides, fenders, and fiberglass bumpers. Bright Silver Metallic in near perfect condition covers the exterior, and on this car the front bumper setup has been shaved. The grille presents nicely, as do the front 17 inch, and rear 20 inch chromed 5 spoked wheels. That will do it for the chrome, and the exterior.
Inside, the past has been left behind and now for the passengers the dual high-backed buckets draped in black leather with integrated roll bars in the headrests, sit snugly within the compartment. These buckets have nicely stitched smooth panels, and some extra padded bolsters for that curve carving which will inevitably go on when behind the wheel of this speedster. A center console races forward to the dash, and houses a large glovebox, the shifter, and tiptronic “autostick” button. Moving upward an Alpine AM/FM/CD/Aux plug in stereo is seen, air flow controls and a large “ovoid” air vent. Directly above the center is a stretched oval in silver covering that houses the gauges, with the speedo in direct center with a digital readout. On top of the steering column is an Auto Meter tachometer. A flip up rear lid reveals the covered area for the top and just a little storage. Black carpet floods the floors, and a note to the convertible top the rear window is glass.
A pop of the long V style hood and we see a 3.5 liter V6 with EFI. This is nicely preserved and clean. Out back is a 4-speed automatic and a 3.89 rear axle.
All clean and rust free on the floorpans and the frame which is aluminum X frame material. Independent coil over suspension is seen all around, as are power disc brakes. A stainless glass pack style dual exhaust all rust free can be seen working their way rearward to the chromed tips at the end.
This car started right up and on the test track performed beautifully. It has snappy acceleration, good handling, good braking, and a smooth, fairly quiet cruise. All functions were working just fine, and the interior was spacious and comfortable. The central dash takes a bit to become accustomed to but is a nice design feature.
From 2000 the Prowler, Plymouth's version of the modern-day hot rod. If you want something that not very many have, and was produced by a manufacturer en mass, reliable, and has modern features with that retro look, then look no further... this is your stopping point. Rev the engine and drop the hanky. LA here we come!
E-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-3.5L V6 Aluminum Block
V-Conner Ave Plant, Detroit MI
606243-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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