Hills, Mich. - Chrysler's been playing in Prowler's paint palette again
and will show off its new 2001 silver/black two-tone "Black Tie
Edition" Prowler at the Woodward Cruise this Saturday, Aug. 19. If
you're cruisin' Woodward Avenue, be sure to check out the new Prowler on
display at Woodward and 13 Mile Road.
blended a classic hot rod black with a high-tech bright silver metallic
to create a two-tone paint scheme that gives Prowler more of a classic,
formal look for fellow hot rod enthusiasts," said Tom Gale,
DaimlerChrysler's Executive Vice President of Product Development and
Design and General Manager of Passenger Car Operations. "The top of
the car is painted Prowler Black and the lower portion is painted
Prowler Silver. And to give our two-seat roadster even more of a
hand-crafted touch, a bright silver pinstripe is hand-painted around the
"Black Tie Edition" Prowler will be unveiled to employees and
media at 9 p.m. Friday, August 18 at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in
Auburn Hills, Mich. Jim Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, will host the company's first pre-cruise
charity party to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Beaumont
Hospital Pediatrics. After the unveiling, the Prowler will be moved to
Woodward and 13 Mile Rd. and put on display for Saturday's Woodward
for the "Black Tie Edition" Prowler begins this month as a
2001 model and will be limited to 162 cars. The limited edition two-seat
roadster will arrive in dealerships by early September. In addition, a
special edition matching two-tone Prowler trailer will be offered.
July of 2000, more than 6,000 Prowlers have been sold in North America.
Of those Prowlers sold, 1,797 were black, 1,350 were purple, 1,358 were
red, 854 were yellow, 563 were silver, and 92 were black/red two-tone.
the Plymouth brand is discontinued after the 2001 model year, Prowler
will continue to be manufactured and sold through North American
Chrysler-Jeep® dealerships. Beginning in January 2001, it will be
branded a Chrysler vehicle.
Prowler pays tribute to the rolling art of hot rods. Prowler also
embodies some of the most advanced technology and materials and has the
distinction of being North America's most aluminum-intensive vehicle. It
was only a few years ago that the idea of mass producing a factory hot
rod seemed too radical a concept for any major automaker to undertake.
Since then, however, the Chrysler Group's concept-to-reality roadster
has cruised into the hearts and garages of passionate automotive
enthusiasts in North America.
first appeared as a concept car at the 1993 North American International
Auto Show in Detroit. Favorable response prompted the former Chrysler
Corporation to unveil a production version of Prowler at the 1996 North
American International Auto Show. Production began in July 1997 as a
1997 model. Prowler is manufactured at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in
Detroit and is built alongside the Dodge Viper production line.