Prowler first appeared as a concept car at
the 1993 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Favorable
response prompted the former Chrysler Corporation to unveil a production
version of Plymouth Prowler at the 1996 North American International
Auto Show. Official production for Plymouth Prowler began in July, 1997
as a 1997 model at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. With the
discontinuation of the Plymouth brand in January of 2000, Prowler
continued as a Chrysler. The last Prowler will be manufactured in
February of 2002.
Prowler features a 3.5-liter 24-valve sequential multi-point electronic
fuel injection, 60-degree single overhead cam, all-aluminum V-6 engine
that produces 253 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at
3950 rpm. In addition, Prowler's electronic four-speed rear-wheel drive
automatic transaxle features an AutoStick® shifter, which allows the
driver to shift gears by simply tapping the gear lever.
Visually, Prowler pays tribute to the rolling art of hot rods. Prowler
also embodies some of the most advanced technology and materials, and
has the distinction of being North America's most aluminum-intensive
vehicle. To date, Prowler has cruised into the hearts and garages of
more than 11,000 passionate automotive enthusiasts throughout North
Facts and Figures
The manufacturer's suggested
retail price for 2002 Chrysler Prowler is $44,625, plus $775 for
destination. A matching Prowler trailer is $5,075. Approximately 20
percent of all Prowlers are sold with a matching trailer.
Through November of 2001, more than 11,000 Prowlers have been sold.
Of total Prowlers sold, 1,530 were purple, 1,576 were yellow, 1,911 were
black, 1,573 were red, 151 were black/red two-tone ("Woodward Edition"),
1,342 were silver, 163 were silver/black two-tone ("Black Tie Edition"),
1,039 were orange, 1,278 were Mulholland Blue and 616 were Inca Gold.
last and most unique Chrysler Prowler
ever built - complete with a time capsule that contains rare Prowler
memorabilia including signed, original styling sketches and other unique
Prowler items - was auctioned at Christie's Auction House in Manhattan,
N.Y. for $175,000