1999 Plymouth Prowler Convertible
Radwan Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1999 Plymouth 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 hotted 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 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.
One of the most striking design features of the Prowler are the open, Indy racer-style front wheels. For the 1999 model year, the engine was replaced with a more powerful, aluminum-block, 253 hp at 6400 rpm version of the engine. Both engines were coupled to a four-speed Autostick semi-automatic transmission. The transmission was located at the rear of the vehicle and joined to the engine by a torque tube that rotated at engine speed, an arrangement similar to that used by the C5 Corvette, Porsche 944, and Alfa Romeo 75, and helped to facilitate a desirable 50-50 front-rear weight distribution. The Prowler was the first rear-wheel drive Plymouth since the 1989 Plymouth Gran Fury and would stand as the last Plymouth model with that layout. Prowler’s light weight helped to achieve rapid off-the-line acceleration.
Stock #C0008 – RadwanClassicCars.com
The car prominently featured aluminum construction, in many cases adhesively bonded, chiefly in the chassis. The body was produced in Shadyside, Ohio, and the car was assembled by hand at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (CAAP) in Detroit, Michigan. This example offered here has led a pampered life. Always garaged and covered the car shows as nearly new with just 7,204 original miles. The car has been regularly serviced and is ready to be driven or shown.