Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Remember when car companies were taking chances and exploring new markets? The results were cars like the Viper, the Ford GT, and perhaps the most wild real-world dream car ever built, the Plymouth Prowler. This bright yellow 1999 Prowler shows just 4,879 original miles, making it for all intents and purposes, a car that's barely been broken in.
Finished in Prowler Yellow, this car is all about being the center of attention. Prowler sticker prices took a big jump between 1999 and 2000, suggesting that the car probably cost a good bit more than they were asking to build, and as an experiment in aluminum technology, Chrysler didn't seem to mind. Like most Prowlers, this one has led an extremely sheltered existence with just 4,879 miles on the clock, and if it's like its siblings, it's probably never even seen a raindrop. Fit and finish are very, very good thanks to the Prowler's virtually hand-built nature, and if there are blemishes on this car, they're almost imperceptible at first glance. The front bumpers have been removed for a cleaner, sleeker look, while aftermarket turn signals help give it a genuine hot-rod look. Perfect it is no longer, as there are a few very minor signs of use as you might expect, but we're really picking nits in my opinion - this is a dialed-in Prowler that you can show off with great pride.
The Prowler scored big points with its comfortable, feature-laden interior that still captured the feel of an old hi-boy roadster. Deeply sculpted leather bucket seats are fitted with integral seat belts and roll hoops for a very trick look, as well as a Prowler logo embossed on the seat backs. They do show some minor signs of use after two decades of fun in the sun, but because this is such a low mileage car, there's nothing major going on beyond the regular wear and tear commensurate to the years. Hot-rod features include the steering-column-mounted tachometer and central gauge panel that is painted to match the exterior bodywork. Other goodies include powerful air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, and Chrysler's fun Auto-Stick 4-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting. Everything works and it runs and drives like a real car, something that many home-built hot rods can't claim. There's also effective weather protection with a brand new black canvas convertible top that was designed to withstand real-world conditions.
The only engine available was a 3.5 liter 24-valve V6, but thanks to refinements in 1999, performance is quite respectable. It has a wonderful growl from the throaty exhaust system and the years have proven that the powertrain is quite reliable and parts are still readily available just a few clicks away. With the rear-mounted transaxle, weight distribution is excellent, giving the Prowler seriously agile handling and you'll never get tired of watching the front tires out there doing their thing as you drive. The fully-independent suspension rides well and the 4-wheel disc brakes are powerful, and despite the hot rod look, it doesn't come with a hot rod ride penalty. Even the alloy wheels are a bit outrageous: 17s up front and 20s in back wearing 245/45/17 front and 295/40/20 rear Michelins, respectively.
The Prowler is on every expert's short list of future collectables, and for a good reason. Prices are stable for now, making this the ideal time to add a Prowler to your collection, and this is quite possibly the best '99 you'll find on the market today. Call today!
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