That Daring Old Company And Its Jaunty Jalopy

Chrysler bets on Prowler as a cheap way to pep up Plymouth

They were flights of fancy, a fleet of visionary vehicles dreamed up by employees. But one sketch at Chrysler Corp.'s 1991 "idea fair" caught the eye of design guru Thomas C. Gale. "It was a hot rod with the flowing forms of the early 1930s," recalls Gale. "I couldn't wait to build a scale model."

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