Black
Black
3.5 Liter V6
4 Speed Automatic
  • 3.5 liter SOHC Chrysler V6 / 253 horsepower
  • 4-speed AutoStick automatic transmission
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Composite 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Chrome-plated alloy wheels
  • Leather interior / Factory air conditioning
  • 320-watt 7-speaker sound system
  • 1-owner 3,673-mile survivor
  • 1 of only 799 1999 Plymouth Prowlers painted Black

SUMMARY

* 1-owner 3,673-mile survivor
* 1 of only 799 1999 Plymouth Prowlers painted Black
* 3.5 liter SOHC Chrysler V6 / 253 horsepower
* 4-speed AutoStick automatic transmission
* Leather interior / Factory air conditioning
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* Composite 4-wheel disc brakes
* Chrome-plated alloy wheels
* 320-watt 7-speaker sound system
* Fully independent suspension

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During its '90s rebirth, the Chrysler Corporation experimented with advanced concepts that eventually became industry standards. As a test bed for production of extensive aluminum components, the Prowler said that anything was possible; and through it and the acclaimed Viper, Chrysler was all about exploring performance-based niche markets. Today, with public scrutiny at an all-time high, it's very unlikely that such a remarkable car would ever get built. And with that in mind, it's a sure-fire bet that future collectors will prize the Prowler. Fortunately, one of RK Motors Charlotte's many specialties is giving you the chance to buy first rate, low-mileage collector cars before prices become insanely high. And this factory-fresh roadster, a hand-built custom that possesses OEM quality and sports car performance, presents the perfect opportunity to own a 21st century hot rod!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Penned by Chrysler engineers who were given free rein to create whatever they wanted in a sportster type vehicle, this pristine Plymouth drop-top is a super slick roadster that exhibits the perfect combination of hot rod style and advanced technology. Today, after years of fastidious work to keep its 2-stage urethane clean and ultra-shiny, the car's glossy factory body looks brand new in virtually every way. And speaking of that glossy factory body, it's 1 of only 799 Black Prowlers built for the 1999 model year. Judging by this roadster's mirror-like reflections, it's probably never seen rain or, for that matter, been outside of a climate-controlled garage long enough to really know what sunshine is. Since all Prowlers were completely hand assembled at Chrysler's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, these roadsters typically show stellar fit and above average build quality. And this one, with its narrow gaps, solid-closing doors and tight-sealing top, looks and feels better than most cars twice our asking price!

ENGINE

When Prowlers finally hit the streets, many purists were upset that a V6 was the only powertrain option. What those purists failed to realize was: 1) with 253 horses and 250 lb./ft. of torque, the car's 3.5 liter, 24-valve SOHC V6 was making virtually the same power as Chrysler's Magnum V8s, and 2) when combined with the car's lightweight chassis and low center of gravity, it posted some very impressive performance numbers. Mechanically, this Plymouth's all-aluminum engine is showroom new in just about every possible way. Naturally, the mill has benefitted from basic maintenance but, beyond that, everything is essentially fresh out of the box. It certainly appears that the car has been driven often enough to keep every system in top operating condition. And, not only does the smooth sixer fire up instantly and idle perfectly, it moves its relatively lightweight payload with real authority.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Behind that buff V6, a 42LE 4-speed automatic transaxle, which features an 'AutoStick' gear change setting, is more of a toy than a functional performance improvement. But it fits the Prowler's persona perfectly, and far more of today's “real” hot rods are built with automatics than stick shifts. So, who can blame Chrysler for doing their homework and giving the public what it actually wants? That road-ready drivetrain is held off the ground by an aluminum-intensive chassis, which is equipped with an independent double A-arm front and multi-link rear suspension. Koni coil-overs combine with standard stabilizer bars and power rack-and-pinion steering to carve curves for lunch and eat potholes for dinner. Stops come courtesy of four composite discs, which measure 11 inches up front and 13 inches out back. The engine growls a rowdy, throaty exhaust note through two fat pipes, which exit just under the rear bumpers. A bit of flash is provided by standard chrome wheels, which spin 225/45R17 Goodyear Eagle GS-Ds in front of 295/40R20 Goodyear Eagle GS-Ds. And all that advanced hardware results in a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, making this roadster an absolute blast to drive!

INTERIOR

Inside Chrysler's neo street rod you'll find a fashionable Agate interior that represents drop-top cruising at its very best. At the center of the cockpit, the driver and passenger benefit from plush leather seats that are stitched around monochromatic Prowler logos. In front of the driver, a factory tach is perched top-dead-center of a tilt steering wheel that anchors redundant audio buttons opposite factory cruise control. At the front of the car, a 150 MPH speedometer centers four accessory gauges inside a glossy instrument panel. Beneath that dash, a short factory shifter controls Chrysler's highly regarded AutoStick feature. Naturally, the windows, locks and mirrors are all power operated. There's a pair of protective, “Prowler” branded floor mats. And a superb 320-watt, 7-speaker sound system comes standard with a 6-disc CD changer that's located just behind the passenger's seat.

It's almost a certainty that Prowlers will continue to get more expensive. They're an interesting footnote to a memorable period when Chrysler's bold swagger was reflected in its cool products. On top of all that, this low-mileage garage queen is an exceptionally fun 2-seater that features a sporty V6, excellent driving dynamics and looks that get more attention than Scarlett Johanssen!

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