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   If you're a hot rodder, the first thing you do when you
   see a new engine is count the spark plug wires. To
   save you the trouble, Prowler has a 3.5 liter
   high-output SOHC 24-valve aluminum V6 - and for a
   lot of sound reasons: Packaging of people and
   roadability being the main ones. 

   But this free-revving 60-degree design cranks out
   enough suds (253 horsepower at 3,950 rpm) and yank
   (255 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 RPM) to get
   anybody's attention. It has an aluminum block with a
   forged steel crank bedded in the four main bearings.
   The heads and pistons are aluminum. It's been
   dressed-up, and heated-up slightly -- a less restrictive
   air cleaner, cast stainless steel exhaust manifolds that
   make tube-type headers look primitive, and EFI linear
   cam throttle body for surprisingly quick, crisp response,
   so stay awake. 

   And keep your eyes on the rev counter -- because
   when you make use of the AutoStick(r) feature of the
   four-speed electronically controlled automatic
   transaxle and forget to upshift, an engine
   management system shuts down the fuel supply at
   6600 RPM. You will notice the transition. You see this
   is the one automatic we install that doesn't have a
   mandatory upshift built in. You select a gear in
   AutoStick(r) mode, you shift it up or down as you desire.
   For the gearheads, final drive ratio is 3.89; individual
   gears are: 2.842 1st, 1.573 2nd. 1.000 3rd. and 0.689
   (overdrive) 4th.

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                               Wheelbase - 113" 
                               Overall Length - 165" 
                               Overall Width - 76" 
                               Overall Height - 51" 
                               Track (f/r) - 62"/63" 
                               Turning Diameter - 39'
                               Head Room - 37" 
                               Leg Room - 43" 
                               Shoulder Room - 52"

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Engine: High-output 3.5L V6 24-valve SOHC aluminum block Sequental multipoint electronic fuel injection 60 degree OHC 253 horsepower at 6,400 rpms 255 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpms Engine Breathing: Dual throttle bodies induction, special exhaust Transaxle: Rear-wheel four-speed fully adaptive, electronically controlled automatic with AutoStick(r) Curb Weight: 2,838 lb. Brakes: 4-wheel power disc, vented Steering: Power rack-and-pinion Suspension: Front - Independent upper and lower control arms with pushrods Rear - Independent multilink, modified double-wishbone with front and rear stabilizer bars Front/Rear - coil-over shock Tires: P225/45HR17 (front) and P295/40HR20 (rear) Goodyear Extended Mobility (EMT) with run-flat capability and low tire pressure sensor Wheels: Cast aluminum (17-inch front, 20-inch rear) Standard Equipment List: Air bags, driver-side integral with steering wheel; Passenger-side (with on/off switch)- Located in the instrument panel Certified to the new Federal Regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts. Rearward-facing child seats can only be used with passenger air bag turned off.) Air Conditioning: CFC-free refrigerant with outlets located in the instrument panel Antenna: Windshield Brakes: 4-wheel power disc, vented Bumpers: Contrasting front and rear Console: Center with armrest, cassette storage and cup holder Convertible: Manual, cloth top (Black) Deck Lid Release: Remote Defroster, Rear Window: Electric Door Locks: Power, auto with time delay Dynamic Side-Impact Protection Floor Mats: with color-keyed "Prowler" monogram Fuel Capacity: 12-gallon capacity Grill: Body-color Headlamps: Composite aerodynamic quad projector beam; Front side markers Instrument Panel: With cluster speedometer, fuel, temp, volts and oil pressure (Tachometer mounted on steering column) Interior Lighting: Dual front courtesy, glove box Exterior Mirrors: Dual power, body-color Radio: AM/FM cassette with graphic equalizer and CD changer controls with remote 6-disc changer, amplifier and 7 speakers Seat Belts: Color-keyed, 3-point Unibelt Seats: Leather-trimmed low-back bucket seats with halo head restraint and seatback's map pocket Passenger-side only), manual 6-way driver's seat height adjuster Shift Knob: Leather-wrapped Speed Control: Electronic control Steering Wheel: Leather-wrapped wheel with center horn blow, speed control switches and radio control switches Tilt Steering Wheel: With tachometer Windows: Power Windshield Wipers: Wet-arm intermittent

































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A Word from Chrysler

The Prowler is Plymouth's tribute to a truly original
   American art form: the street rod. 

   Its odyssey from design idea to concept car to
   production vehicle is our salute to the spirited, creative
   passions of those who have made such enduring
   machines, and re-affirmation of why Chrysler
   Corporation and its employees design, engineer and
   manufacture great cars and great trucks in the first

   The following price is the MSRP for the 1999 Prowler: 

   Prowler Roadster ... $ 40000.00* 

   *All prices are based upon Manufacturers Suggested
   Retail Price in U.S. dollars and are subject to change
   without notice. Price includes destination charge and
   does not include taxes and title fees. Dealers are
   independent and are free to set their own pricing.
   Prices may be higher in AK, CA, MA, CT and NY. See
   your Dealer for details.

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	Body Matierials

   The Prowler is a rolling celebration of new technology
   and materials. Staying true to its hot-rod roots,
   however, Prowler's architecture remains
   body-on-frame, and the top priorities - rigidity,
   strength yet light in weight - were all met with the use
   of tommorow's material's technology. 

   Sections are joined by slip-in Node and Clevis castings
   which are MIG welded, as are the various brackets and
   mounts. The robotic welding is so precisely executed
   that each bead has an almost jewel-like quality to it.
   Two alloys are used, 6061 and 6063, both in T6
   temper (which is well into the hardness and strength
   end of the aluminum designation scales). These are
   expensive alloys, but relatively easy to form - and
   they can be further hardened to near steel equivalency
   through "heat aging" as well as other ways. The two
   alloys lend themselves to the creation of "crush" zones,
   and the wrinkled "dimple" near the front of the frame
   also collapses under impact. Provisions for the cockpit
   take up slightly more than the center third of Prowler's
   frame, assuring passenger room aplenty, and full
   compliance with federal safety mandates, including
   dual air bags* and side-impact protection. 

   *Certified to the new Federal Regulations that allow
   less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
   Rearward-facing child seats can only be used with
   passenger air bag turned off.

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Q: How much does the Prowler cost? 

   A: The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the
   1999 Plymouth Prowler is $ 40000.00 . The
   destination charge is included in this price. 

   Q: What is the engine size and horsepower? 

   A: The 3.5-liter high-output 24-valve SOHC V6 is rated
   at 253 hp @ 6,400 rpm and 255 lb-ft of torque @
   3,950 rpm. 

   Q: Does the Prowler have an automatic or manual

   A: The Prowler has an automatic transaxle with the

   Q: What is the tire size? 

   A: The front P225/45HR17 tires are on 17 inch wheels.
   The rear P295/40HR20 wheels are on 20 inch wheels.
   Both the front and rear tires have run-flat capability
   and low-tire-pressure sensor. 

   Q: Where is the spare tire kept? 

   A: There's no spare available. The tires are (Goodyear)
   extended-mobility with run-flat capability which
   eliminates the need for a spare tire. You can travel up
   to 50 miles at 55 mph before the tire has to be
   serviced or changed. 

   Q: Does the Plymouth Prowler come in any other color
   than purple? 

   A: The Prowler comes in Prowler Purple and new for
   the 1999 model year is Prowler Yellow (extra cost).
   Prowler Purple continues as the standard color, and for
   the first two months of the 1999 model year, only
   Prowler Purple cars were built. Production of Prowlers
   in Prowler Yellow began in March 1998. Prowler
   Purple will remain the standard color after production
   of Prowler Yellow cars begins. 

   Q: Does the Plymouth Prowler have a top? 

   A: Yes. A manual soft top with glass rear window and
   integrated defroster. 

   Q: Does the Prowler have cloth or leather seating? 

   A: Leather-trimmed seating is standard. 

   Q: Does the Prowler have a backseat? 

   A: No. Prowler has two front bucket seats. 

   Q: What type of sound system does the vehicle have? 

   A: Infinity(r) AM/FM cassette with six-disc CD changer,
   remote amplifier and seven speakers. 

   Q: Has the Prowler changed significantly for 1999? 

   A: The major change for Prowler in 1999 is the
   engine. The new standard engine is the 3.5-liter
   High-output SOHC 24-valve aluminum block V6. This
   new power plant boosts horsepower by 18 percent to
   253 bhp (from 214 bhp in 1997), and torque by 15
   percent to 255 lb. ft. (from 221 lb. ft.). Another change
   is the late availability of an additional Prowler color,
   Prowler Yellow (at extra cost). Prowler Purple will
   continue as the standard color through 1999.
   Additional enhancements include illuminated power
   window switches with driver's side 'express- down' and a
   passenger-side air bag cutoff switch. No exterior styling
   changes have been made to the 1999 Prowler. 

   Q: Where is the Prowler being built? 

   A: Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit,

   Q. How can I purchase a 1997 Prowler? 

   A. Some of the Chrysler-Plymouth dealerships which
   received 1997 Prowlers still have cars in stock for sale.
   Interested prospects should contact their local
   Chrysler-Plymouth dealership to determine

   Q: With 1997 production now completed, is the next
   Prowler a 1998 model? 

   A: The next Prowler is the 1999 Prowler. Production of
   the 1999 Prowler began in January 1998 and will
   continue through mid-1999. Deliveries to dealers of
   the 1999 Prowler began in February 1998. 

   Q. How will the 1999 Prowler be distributed? 

   A. 1999 Prowlers will be assigned to Chrysler-Plymouth
   dealers in the U.S. following assembly at the plant.
   The first dealers to receive 1999 Prowlers were those
   dealers that had been scheduled to receive a 1997
   vehicle but did not get one. Retail sales performance
   and Five Star Award for Excellence will be factors in
   determining distribution of 1999 Prowlers to dealers
   beyond this initial phase. 

   Q: Are dealers taking orders for the Prowler? 

   A: At this time, dealer and customer orders for the
   Prowler are not being accepted. Prowlers are assigned
   for shipment to dealers after they are produced. 

   Q: Why has it not been possible for retail customers to
   order a Prowler? 

   A: 1997 Prowlers were assigned for delivery to dealers
   following production because of the very limited
   availability of cars in the production launch year.
   Dealers were informed of this plan, and were advised
   not to accept customer orders or deposits for Prowlers
   because such "orders" could not be backed with
   production allocation. This program has lessened
   customer disappointment with unfulfilled orders that
   were not built due to lower production. As the Prowler
   is still in the production launch stage, customer and
   dealer orders are not yet being accepted. 

   Q: With two colors now being offered on the Prowler,
   will customers be able to select their preferred color
   choice in advance? 

   A: For the period during which dealer and customer
   orders are not accepted, selection of color will depend
   on availability of cars in dealer inventory. 

   Q. Since the Prowler MSRP is $ 40000.00 , why do
   some dealers advertise the car for substantially more

   A. Only 324 Prowlers were distributed to U.S. dealers
   in 1997. This extremely small number of units,
   covering about one-tenth of the total U.S. C-P dealer
   network, could not begin to satisfy the early demand
   for the Prowler. Such a shortage at a time of great
   demand may push transaction prices over the MSRP, a
   situation that is not encouraged, endorsed or
   condoned by Chrysler Corporation. 1999 Prowler
   production has been at a much greater daily rate than
   in 1997 and several hundred units have already been
   produced and shipped to dealers. The greater
   availability of more Prowlers through more dealerships
   in more markets may have the effect of lowering
   transaction prices over time for the car in the 1999
   model year.

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