1998 Plymouth Prowler Roadster  Chassis no. 1P3EW65G9XV500108

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Lot 653
1998 Plymouth Prowler Roadster
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. 1P3EW65G9XV500108

Sold for £ 27,600 (US$ 33,206) inc. premium
1998 Plymouth Prowler Roadster
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 1P3EW65G9XV500108

Footnotes

  • Having stunned the motoring world by bringing its 1989 Viper concept car into full production, Chrysler Corporation repeated the trick just a few years later, exhibiting the amazing Prowler ‘hot-rod’ at the 1993 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Of course, Chrysler’s motivation went far beyond a nostalgic fondness for 1950s street rods, for despite its retro looks, one of the Prowler’s raisons d’être was to act as a test-bed for the very latest in advanced constructional techniques and the use of aluminium in particular. Of the Prowler’s all-up weight of 2,780lbs, more than 900lbs was aluminium, this lightweight and corrosion resistant material being used for the chassis, various suspension components and body panels, including the bonnet and doors, while the brake discs were made from an aluminium composite material.
    For the engine and drivetrain, the Prowler team raided the corporate parts bin, opting for the company’s 3.5-litre cast-iron V6 engine and four-speed automatic transmission. Production commenced early in 1997 and within little more than a year the cast-iron engine had gone, being replaced for the 1999 model year by, appropriately enough, an all-aluminium 3.5-litre 24-valve V6 producing 253bhp, an increase of 39 horsepower over the old unit. Following the axing of the Plymouth brand, the Prowler gained Chrysler badging for 2001. 2002 would be the final year of production of this remarkable modern classic.
    The vendor, Daimler Chrysler Retail Ltd, has owned this example and its included matching trailer since 1998, using the car for press events and as a display vehicle at Chrysler Group retailers in the UK. We are advised that it has not been serviced (only 12,764 miles have been covered) but possesses an MoT certificate valid until May 2007. The car is offered with four expired MoTs (2002-2006) and Swansea V5. It should be noted that the registration mark ‘WOW 110T’ is being retained by the vendor.
1998 Plymouth Prowler Roadster  Chassis no. 1P3EW65G9XV500108
1998 Plymouth Prowler Roadster  Chassis no. 1P3EW65G9XV500108
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