New and Used Plymouth Prowler: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Plymouth Prowler

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Model Years and

The Plymouth Prowler is a small on the 1993 concept car of the same was sold at dealerships for three years from 1997 2001, in limited numbers.

After an initial run of 457 cars, was no 1998 model year for the most of the vehicles produced 1999, 2000, or 2001 years. In all years combined, the made around 11,700

With its design and styling by 1930s-era roadsters—the cars had a part in 1950s ‘hot culture—the Prowler was arguably a step more developed a concept car. Its exposed wheels and suspension, staggered and teardrop body shape, huge rear wheels and fenders, gave a serious nod to hot rods.

Plymouth Prowler

Power for the Prowler was provided by V-6, making 253 horsepower and 255 of torque (first-year 1997 had a 214-hp version). It was essentially the engine that powered LH sedans of the time (the LHS and Dodge 300M), but longitudinally and given a throaty, somewhat exhaust note that the purpose but was no substitute for a V-8. It was up to a rather rough-shifting four-speed transmission—but it did include a quick-responding mode.

Altogether, the Prowler felt a kit car in the way it drove and responded—and especially in the of noise and harshness in the driving While the interior did include power accessories, cruise and air conditioning, the soft tops ill-fitting and excessive wind and rattles were the norm. quality was abysmal, and there was no stow space, even in the cargo area (a matching trailer was optional).

To call the Prowler a sports car be a stretch; it’s more of a car, really, as while it was quick in the straight line in under six seconds) its handling are poorly defined and unpredictable on but perfectly smooth tarmac. The has no stability control, traction or even anti-lock brakes, and its performance tires tended to in the wet.

Like the Chevrolet SSR, the is the epitome of a halo car—a that didn’t have in mind, but was positioned to get more excited about the brand. produced it alongside the Viper

Since Plymouth was shuttered the Prowler was still being (some of the later cars a Chrysler badge), we can’t say the succeeded in that mission; but the car remains a very interesting of automotive history.

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