AutoHunter Spotlight: 2002 Chrysler Prowler

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It’s important to hand it to Chrysler for taking dangers on automobile designs. The identical firm that produces considerably mundane autos, such because the Caravan and the Calibre, additionally take some large dangers with automobiles just like the Viper. A type of dangers was kind of a follow-up to the Viper, the Prowler.

Someway within the late Nineties Chrysler’s design and worldwide director Tom Gale was given a free hand to develop a sizzling rod sort automobile. With Gale proudly owning a 1932 Ford sizzling rod himself, you may see the place all of it went when you have a look at the manufacturing model of the Prowler.

Of curiosity is that legendary designer and customizer, Chip Foose, had an amazing deal to do with the design of the Prowler. Whereas in his senior yr at Artwork Heart, his commencement mission was a Chrysler-promoted competitors to design an idea automobile. Chip named his design the “Hemisfear,” and that design mission fed a lot of the design of the Prowler.

The Prowler, initially bought beneath the Plymouth identify, was launched as a 1997 model. Manufacturing was interrupted for a yr and it was then once more out there from 1999 by means of 2002. The automobile was rebranded because the Chrysler Prowler from 2001-2002. The Prowler is a really low manufacturing automobile for Chrysler with a complete of solely 11,702 constructed.

Featured on AutoHunter, the web public sale platform pushed by ClassicCars.com, is that this thoughtfully and tastefully modified 2003 Chrysler Prowler.

In line with the vendor, this 2002 Chrysler Prowler has been upgraded with a door-opening restrict enhance equipment, a entrance bumper delete with flip sign equipment, polished chrome steel entrance suspension trim equipment, aftermarket chrome trim, and extra. As well as it has solely lined 32,000 miles from new.

It’s powered by a 3.5-liter V6 backed by a four-speed computerized transmission. Energy options embrace the mirrors, home windows, locks, steering, and brakes. Further options embrace cruise management, twin airbags, a digital AM/FM/cassette stereo with an iPhone integration equipment, a CD changer, and air con. It’s painted in top-of-the-line colours for the automobile, Prowler Yellow, and geared up with a handbook black smooth high over an Agate leather-based inside. This final-year Prowler comes from the promoting seller with an proprietor’s handbook, two keys with remotes, flooring mats, a clear CARFAX report, and a transparent title.

The automobile rides on 17-inch entrance and 20-inch rear manufacturing unit five-spoke chrome wheels with aftermarket chrome middle caps and tri-bar spinners with newer 225/45R17 entrance and 295/40R20 rear Continental tires.

The photographs present a automobile that has been tastefully modified and intensely nicely cared for through the years, and the modifications on this one do nothing however enhance the look of this Prowler. These are legitimately uncommon automobiles, and are fairly excessive tech, with intensive use of aluminum of their chassis, an inboard suspension design like a F1 automobile, and go quick sufficient to be nice enjoyable to drive.

The Prowler can also be changing into extra collectible every year, and examples reminiscent of this one are more likely to proceed to maneuver up in worth through the years. The times when an enormous firm like Chrysler constructed a manufacturing automobile with as radical a design because the Prowler are lengthy gone.

A automobile with the basic Fifties Scorching Rod look however trendy facilities and reliability, what else are you able to ask for?

The net public sale for this 2002 Chrysler Prowler ends on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 12:45 p.m. (PDT)

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