2001 Chrysler Prowler
2001 Chrysler Prowler
Chrysler engineers were given free rein to design whatever they wanted in a "hot rod" or "sportster" type vehicle. Thomas C. Gale, Chrysler's design and international director "love for 1930s-era hot rods inspired Chrysler's latest design triumph, the retro-styled Plymouth Prowler. Gale, "who has a hopped up 1932 Ford in his garage, approved the rod-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 rod” similar to an aftermarket hot rod body being built from the ground up with all the trimmings, only this one comes to us directly from a factory, the Chrysler factory. Only a mere 7,449 consigner stated miles are on this unique facet of automobilia from a major manufacturer.
Whilst using predominantly aluminum panels and adhesive to blend them together, this Prowler is in excellent condition, with no rust or fillers, all original. Panels were then coated in PVF which translates to Prowler Orange Pearl Coat. With its Indy style front wheels and suspension with added floating fenders that magically turn with the wheels, to its modern yet retro stylings, chopped drop top in black canvas, and curved back trunk, you are in 1932/2001 wonderland! Sporting black front bumpers engineered to float yet absorb a 5MPH crash they are a wonder of engineering. Prowler Club additions in the form of several chromed accents thought out are seen to make it just a bit more custom.
Black leather abounds with the buckets sitting proudly and in near showroom condition. These flank a center console which houses a glovebox, cupholder, and Autostick (a shift mounted version of the Tiptronic gear shift.) Keeping in tune with other earlier rods, this has a center elongated Prowler Orange Pearl Coat painted oval which houses the instruments. A/C, power windows, power locks, and an aftermarket sound system are seen on the dash as well. Above the steering column is a tachometer.
A 3.6 Liter V6 powers this light and nimble car, and is fuel injected. This is attached to a 4-speed automatic “auto-stick” with the above noted tiptronic auto gear shift actuated gearbox. A 3.89 rear axle allow you to cruise at low RPM and yet have fun when the pedal hits the metal.
As expected, nothing of notability, just very slight low mileage wear and tear, but it is really at a minimum. 4-wheel power disc brakes are seen, and all else is structurally sound with the all-wheel independent coil over suspension.
My climb in and test drive revealed that there was a little “kick” when I pressed the gas and the car had excellent pickup and ran smoothly. It's definitely a head turner, and not something you see every day, even at Classic Auto Mall where we see quite a lot, and all in modern tech retro look form and turnkey LOW LOW mileage condition you may have to change the break in oil…
E-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-3.5L V6 Aluminum Block
V-Conner Ave Plant, Detroit MI
704562-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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