1997 Plymouth Prowler

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Chassis No. 1P3EW65F2VV300010. Prowler Purple over black leather. 215-cid, 214-hp V-6, automatic. Goodyear tires, AutoMeter tach mounted on the column, matching trailer.

Evaluation: Original | Represented as the 10th production example, a one-owner car out of a private collection, with 244 miles. Small scratch noted on the left rear fender and one more on the trailer. Engine bay could use a minor detailing, but it is largely as new. Finished in the most desirable color, barely any mileage, and comes with the nifty matching trailer. Located in Michigan. 

Bottom Line: We mostly remember the Prowler for its wild hot-rod styling writing a check that its V-6 and automatic couldn’t cash, but it’s an interesting chapter in Chrysler history, and a Prowler never fails to make a statement, at least visually. The matching trailer, which cost about 5 grand when new and went to about 12 percent of Prowlers, is also a neat gimmick. For a serious collector, this car ticks all the right boxes, so we were surprised at this modest price. Other Prowlers with higher mileage and no trailer have sold for more.

by Hagerty Editor
1 May 2020
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