Used 1999 Plymouth Prowler for sale in Anaheim, CA
1999 Purple Plymouth Prowler A modern hot rod with only 16k miles!Prowler Purple w/Slate interior. 3.5L V-6/253hp 4-speed automatic transmission. The '97 Plymouth Prowler was Chrysler's first stand-alone model since the '69 Barracuda. And it teased a theory: Would Americans buy a factory hot rod? The concept debuted in '93 along with the Dodge Viper as Chrysler was introducing its "cab-forward LH sedan models. When the production Prowler hit the streets in '97 its classic hotrod styling hid some highly advanced aluminum-intensive construction including adhesive bonding techniques similar to those used in the extremely lightweight Lotus Elise. In '99 power was bumper up to 253hp. Enough to bring 0-60 times down to a respectable 5.9 seconds. Chrysler engineers were given free rein to design whatever they wanted in a hot rod or "Sportster" type vehicle. Thomas Gale Chrysler's design and international director "love for 1930s-era hot rods inspired Chrysler's latest design triumph the retro-styled Plymouth ProwlerGale "who has a hotted up 1932 Ford in his garage ... 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. The Prowler featured a powertrain from Chrysler's LH-cars; a 24-valve 3.5 L SOHC V6 engine producing 214 hp at 5850 rpm. For the 1999 model year the engine was replaced with a more powerful aluminum-block 253hp 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. While criticized for having only a V6 engine Chrysler's High Output 3.5 had a horsepower rating similar to (or higher than) the company's Magnum V8s of that era. While not making nearly as much torque as a V8 Prowler's light weight helped to achieve rapid off-the-line acceleration. This local example is in excellent condition throughout with only 16750 miles! It's fully equipped and is optioned with chrome wheels. Visit Corvette Mike online at www.corvettemikeanaheim.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 714-630-0700 today to schedule your test drive.