In case you didn’t realize…APRIL FOOLS!!!
Although there is some accuracy to a Chrysler 100 and Rolls-Royce SUV, none of these are reality. Were you fooled??
Chrysler Adds a 500 “Based” Micro-Car:
With the lack of established Fiat dealerships here in the U.S. and to increase sales, Fiat has decided to extend it’s 500 into another brand, Chrysler, but only the Cabrio version is said to start selling this fall. What will they call it?
Since they already have the 300 & 200, Chrysler decided to name it the 100, fittingly. And aside from the ‘100’ name and Chrysler badges, there are no changes to the car. What do you think of a Chrysler 100?
Welcome to the 4th installment of will it be a Classic or Not? where I’ll bring up the question of whether the featured car will become (or already is) a classic. Give a simple yes or no answer or answer however you like. Feel free to speak your mind.
Today’s car in question is the Chrysler Crossfire which came as hardtop coupe and roadster version in limited, base, and SRT-6 trim. It was in production under the Daimler-Benz ownership from 2003-2007 and shared most of its components with the Mercedes-Benz SLK.
It came with a 3.2L V6 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission sourced directly from Mercedes or 5-speed automatic transmission which both sent power to the rear wheels. 18-inch wheels in the front and 19-inch wheels in the back came standard. The suspension? Double wish bone in the front and 5-point multi-link in the rear but it used somewhat of an antique steering system instead of rack and pinion.
The SRT-6 trim added a supercharger which gained 115hp above the 215hp in the base model, as well as a stiffer suspension, better brakes, a rear spoiler, and was available in both the coupe and roadster versions. Unfortunately, like so many Mercedes AMG cars, the SRT-6 was only available with an automatic transmission.
Prices on used Crossfires have never really plummeted and still hover around the $20,000 mark with highs in the upper $20k range and lows around $10k.
With some retro American design cues and German engineering, Crossfires are still sought after by some collectors and you’re likely to see some being sold at classic car auctions in the U.S.
So the question is, will it be a classic or not?
Thank the car gods my wife has been brainwashed by me into taking photos of great cars when she sees them. She took this one while driving.
I guess there’s no point of even mentioning the Maserati GranTurismo in this photo, since that is a friggin 1953 Chrysler Ghia D’Elegance in the foreground!!! One of 25 production cars built by Ghia and my oh my is it beautiful. Unmistakably Ghia.
Rare to see one of these, especially out and driving on the East Coast, worst part is… I wasn’t there to see it. This will do though.