1999 Plymouth Prowler – SOLD FOR $26,000!
June 18, 2021 Update – The buyer of the 1995 Corvette also extended an offer for the Prowler of $26,000 as long as he could pick up both cars at the same time. With no other bids remotely close to that offer, we elected to end the auction early since it did run its minimum of 14 days and was one day into a one-week extension. We’re pleased to call this Prowler, “SOLD!”
GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this nine thousand original mile 1999 Plymouth Prowler for our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding opens Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 9:00 am Eastern Time and continues for 21 days through Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm. This Viper Red over black leather Prowler is currently located about one hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Newark International Airports.
During the ’90s under the direction of Tom Gale, Chrysler displayed an innovative car design swagger the likes of which will never be replicated. This domestic automotive renaissance at Chrysler produced several car naysayers said could never be built, the most radical of which was the Plymouth Prowler such as the example listed here at auction. When Chrysler engineers were given free rein to design a modern hot rod. Chrysler’s design and international director Tom Gale said, “his love for 1930s-era hot rods inspired the retro-styled Plymouth Prowler.” Gale, who has a hotted-up 1932 Ford in his garage approved the hotrod-inspired Plymouth Prowler as a follow-up to the equally stunning Dodge Viper. Not well known is the fact that the design was inspired originally by a retro roadster concept penned by Chip Foose during his earlier days before he was a household name.
While the open-wheel design and all-aluminum construction represented out-of-the-box thinking, the rest of the car’s styling left a bit to be desired and the use of a 3.5 liter V6 and automatic transmission powertrain disappointed many potential buyers who felt the car deserved a V8 in order to be a true Hot Rod. That combined with a hand-built price tag hovered around $40,000 (about $61,000 in today’s dollars) ended up limiting the Prowler’s production to only 11,702 units between 1997 and 2002.
The current and third owner, Joe, inherited this Prowler from his late father in 2011. Eight years prior, Joe and his father flew out to Minnesota to buy the car from the original owner when it only had just under one thousand miles. They proceeded to drive it back to New Jersey where the car has remained ever since. Since bringing their Prowler back to New Jersey, on the rare occasions it needed service, only MOPAR parts have been used at the local Chrysler dealership. Joe puts less than two hundred miles annually on the car and with too many other rides in his collection, we would like to sell this Prowler who will enjoy it more.
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To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
If you’re looking for a low-mileage, completely stock Plymouth Prowler, this may be the car for you. The only thing this example needs to be show-ready is a hobbyist-level detailing. If you have any questions about this 1999 Plymouth Prowler, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!