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Hellcat-Swapped 1999 Plymouth Prowler

What happens when you hot-rod a hot rod


Remember the Chevrolet SSR? It was a stereotypical General Motors product of the era: half-cooked awesomeness that was killed when GM finally got it right. The 1997-2002 Plymouth Prowler was somewhat Chrysler’s version of that, but it’s an almost apples and oranges comparison since the Prowler never fulfilled its hot-rodder pretensions thanks to the 3.5-liter V6.

So how do you hot-rod a car inspired by hot rods? Allow me to introduce Exhibit A right here, a 1999 Prowler that has received a Hellcat transplant courtesy of a supercharged, 707-horsepower 6.2-liter Hemi V8. Of course, the original transmission could not handle the Hellcat’s power, so (horror of horrors!)  a GM TH400 three-speed automatic was utilized. To transmit all that horsepower to the Strange Engineering differential and Currie 9-inch rear, a custom driveshaft was constructed. You can imagine what kind of hijinks you can have with this retro-futuristic hot rod since a stock Prowler was originally 2800 pounds.

Thanks to the physical dimensions of the Hemi, a nicely centered hole was expertly cut on the hood for the engine. The federally mandated front bumperettes also have been removed, giving this Prowler a cleaner look. And, if you look closely, you’ll notice the cooling vents on the front fenders — they’re actually copped from the hood of a Dodge Viper.

Join AutoHunter Cinema’s very own Jalopy Jeff as he spends a few minutes going over this special Prowler and its fantastic upgrades.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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