2001 Plymouth Prowler
2001 Plymouth Prowler
- 3.5L V6
- Automatic Transmission
- 4,528 Original Miles
- American Racing Wheels
- Interior Door Panels Paint Matched To Exterior
- Shorty Headers
- 2.25" Exhaust
- Tastefully Modified
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“No production car is remotely like the zoomy Chrysler Prowler convertible.” Dan Jedlicka, iDrive Chicago
Respected automotive journalist, Jedlicka, continued his 2001 Prowler review covering all aspects of the car: The Prowler's history: “The Prowler first was an early 1990s auto show concept car from the adventuresome old Chrysler Corp. It got such a tremendous reception that it was made a limited-production model with the Plymouth nameplate for 1997.” The Prowler's equipment, build quality, and power: “… the Prowler is loaded with power and comfort equipment and is mechanically sophisticated despite its retro body. It has advanced aluminum construction with such items as an all-aluminum frame, besides the hottest DaimlerChrysler V-6. It's a 3.5-liter, 253-horsepower engine hooked to an automatic transmission that can be shifted manually. This is a high-performance automatic, which upshifts very quickly….” The Prowler's performance: “The Prowler zips to 60 mph in only 5.8 seconds and from 70 to 80 mph in practically no time at all. The engine even loafs at 2,300 rpm at 75 mph.”
“Unique” is an overused adjective in the automotive world, Regardless, it is an apt descriptor for every Prowler ever produced, never more apt than for the dramatically upgraded black-and-silver over black leather (under a black fabric convertible top) Prowler offered here. With just 4,500 miles on its odometer (fewer than25 miles per-year on average), this 2001 Prowler has benefitted from meticulous owner care from day-one. Added to that, the list of the car's upgrades is not only impressive, it demonstrates a real passion to further elevate the looks and performance of this historic model, but without in any way being insensitive to its charms. Here is the full, documented list of upgrades:
2-piece Side-Marker Lights • Interior Door-Panel Covers Color to Match Exterior • Black Convertible-Top Boot Covers • Front Bumper Covers Silver • Front-Fender Mud Guards Short • American Racing-Daytona Magnesium Grey Wheels w/o TPM Valves • Nitto Sport Tires (installed 2/21) • Nickle- Plated Upper & Lower Control Arms with Hub • Prowler Shorty Headers with Hi-Glow Metal Matrix Cats • Prowler Stainless 2-1/4” Exhaust with Turbo Muffler and Resonators • High-Performance Air-Intake Kit • Prowler Transmission-Oil-Cooler Cover Stainless Polished • HD Hood Lift Hydraulics • Engine Overlay Dress Kit, Jewel Red • PCM Engine Performance Upgrade • Transmission Controller Module Performance Upgrade • Upgraded Rear Shocks • Prowler High-Performance Front Brake Rotors, Black Centers • Front High-Performance Ceramic Brake Pads • Rear Performance Brake Pads • Back-Deck Lid Hinge Protectors • New Battery • Interior Satin Storage/Garage Cover • 1997-99 Complete Service Manual Hardbound Book • 2001 Complete Service Manual Book
The car's striking black-and-silver exterior paint retains its showroom finish. Black on the top-facing surfaces (with a broad silver stripe) and lower-body surfaces and fenders in silver achieves a true customized, upscale hot-rod look. The color choice perfectly suits the open-wheel design, at once both classic and stylish. The American Racing 10-spoke wheels with center caps mimicking knock-off hubs could have been chosen by Chrysler, they look so well-matched to the car's vibe. All the other bespoke Prowler design touches—the upward sloping front grille, sharply raked windshield, chrome side trim, “angry” angled headlights, open front-suspension geometry, dual roll bars, oval rear window in the fabric top, nerf-style twin rear bumpers, and more—are perfectly showcased on this car. What's more every detail displays an as-new finish, and the overall effect is stunning.
Inside, the car is no less impressive. Perfect-condition details also abound here, from the Prowler “crouching cat” logo embossed in the headrests and the steering wheel, to the jewel-like analog instruments set in their silver surround trim, to the light-gray door panel inserts, to the beefy automatic-transmission floor-mounted shifter, it all combines for a custom look. Given the model's rarity, it's a look only a lucky few will ever experience.
Under the hood, the 3.5-liter, 24-valve, 253-horsepower V6 commands a perfectly clean engine bay. It couldn't have looked any tidier when the car was first delivered 20 years ago. Not surprisingly, the car's chassis—viewed from below—exhibits the same pristine, like-new condition.
While the more than 185 high-definition photographs (taken from every angle, including from beneath the car) and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this special Prowler in great detail, we encourage and expect in-person inspections by interested parties or their representatives at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance. Our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch by phone or email if you have any questions.
“The Prowler has been on the ''must-have' lists of some car buffs since its first arrival in showrooms,” reviewer Jedlicka noted. He added: “In the end, the Prowler can't be judged like ordinary cars. It's just too wild.”
The Prowler offered here is all that, and more. Much more. The sage collector-car advice holds true: Buy the best one you can afford. And it's hard to imagine a better one than this silver-and-black beauty..