Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Real Hot Rod!



We found this is The Villages. From the emblem on the back it appears to originally have had something to do with the Chrysler Corporation, but I'm not positive.

28 comments:

RedPat said...

It's quite bizarre-looking, Lowell! Take It For Granted will know what it is!

William Kendall said...

That is quite a car!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a car it is indeed!! WOW!! Bizarre is a good description!! You do find the wildest things!! Love it!!

Lois said...

Oh wow! That certainly is an eye catching car. Someone is taking very good care of it too.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd be so afraid to drive this to Toronto! What if I caused it have a dint?!!!

Kay said...

Just lookit them pipes! The golf cart in the secon shot is more my speed than this is.

Randy said...

Not for me I'll settle for a Mini Cooper.

Linda said...

Wow, Lowell! I don't recall ever having seen a car like this! Great capture, thank you so much for sharing it. :)

Halcyon said...

Looks fancy! I like the color.

llandudnopictures said...

I wonder if the owner wears a mask and cape... and sleeps upside down?!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet this beauty roars louder than my dinosaur Lowell :)

Birdman said...

Nice to look at, but not something I'd want in my driveway. Where's my Jag?

Olivier said...

quel design , elle est magnifique

VP said...

The vehicle of some superhero?

Sharon Anck said...

I love Geoff's comment above. That's what I would picture too. What do you supposed that thing is attached to the back?

Judy said...

That's a Chrysler Prowler! They made those back in the early two thousands. I have only seen a couple of them. This one has been modified from it's original look. It's a real eye-catcher!

Tanya Breese said...

that's a fancy ride!

Tanya Breese said...

that's a fancy ride!

LOLfromPasa said...

It makes quite a statement. Really like the color :).

cieldequimper said...

Oh gosh, d'you think they'd lend it to me?

Taken For Granted said...

Judy nailed it. That may be a Chrysler Prowler, but most Prowlers were Plymouths. They were made by Daimler-Chrysler as a production car in 1997, and then again from 1999-2002 where under 12,000 cars were produced. They have V6 engines producing about 240 hp, and the four speed automatic transmission is in the rear of the car giving it nearly 50-50 weight distribution. Given its light weight the V6 made it a quick, sporty car. The design was initially penned by Boyd Coddington, a well known hot rod designer. Since there is little trunk room they could be purchased with a small trailer that looked like the back end of the car and had the same wheels as the car. Here someone has added a custom truck to the back, and the six exhaust pipes are not standard either. Nice find.

magiceye said...

Aggressive posturing!!

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Karl Demetz said...

Wow, what a car !

José Mendonça said...

I have never seen anything of the kind. You surely can't miss this one. :-)

HARLEQUIN said...

Beautiful, historic car. The owner runs great care. Fantastic photo! Beautiful day, my friend!

Jack said...

A Prowler! You couldn't pay me to drive such a thing, but they are fun to run across and photograph. I took some pix of one in Naples this spring but I never got around to posting it on my blog. So many pix, so little time.

stardust said...

It has such a unique face. It must spice up the road-scape like a chili pepper.

Yoko

Pierre BOYER said...

I want the same !
I imagine me driving this car to my job at hospital...
It's sexyer than my very small white Opel !
;-)

Pierre

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson