May 21, 2002
Last Chrysler Prowler sells for U.S.$175,000 at Christie Auction
New York, New York – The last Chrysler Prowler ever built, including a time capsule that contains rare Prowler memorabilia, was auctioned at Christie’s Auction House in Manhattan, New York on Saturday for U.S.$175,000.
The DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, donated the 2002 model year Prowler to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) for purposes of the auction. The NMSS will receive all proceeds from the auction of the Prowler.
The final “Conner Avenue Edition” Prowler was built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit on February 15, 2002. In addition to being the first and only Prowler with High-Voltage Blue exterior body paint, its other unique features include:
- a Mopar luggage trailer and hitch in the same High-Voltage Blue paint
- signatures of the Prowler Team on the undercarriage
- a blue “Stayfast” soft top by Hartz
- bright anodized frame
- unique body-colour hood badge
- body colour upper radiator crossmember assembly, detailed and signed by renowned striping artist Mr. Rudy Kutey, better known as “Dr. Ru”
- unique body colour shifter and instrument panel bezels
- taupe leather seats with matrix grain inserts
- agate door trim panels with unique taupe inserts
- custom-wrapped shifter knob
The Prowler first appeared as a concept car at the 1993 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Official production for Plymouth Prowler began in June, 1997 as a 1997 model at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. With the discontinuation of the Plymouth brand in January of 2000, Prowler continued as a Chrysler.