I still vividly remember excitedly sitting down to read one of my new issues of Street Machine Magazine as a kid, it must have been around 1997. I turned one of the pages to lay eyes on what I thought could only be a wild concept car or a one-off custom creation. But a concept car it was not, this was the full production model of theÂ Plymouth Prowler, a throwback to 30’s open-wheel hot rods, made to modern specifications during Chrysler’s retro design phase. But there was just one thing wrong, it was powered by a V6. A V6!? How on earth could the beancounters have let this atrocity take place, oh the huge manatay! Luckily, this isn’t a new and used car review website, so the car gracing this page isn’t as it came from the factory. Trey did what Plymouth didn’t and made his own Hemi-powered V8 Prowler, the way it should have been all along.
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Thanks guys for the nice write up. Love this site and seeing all of the cool swaps and builds.
It’s been a dream of mine for a while to get the hemi in the prowler.
It’s far from an easy task and require a good amount of fabrication and custom work but the end product is great.
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‘Shame about that front grill. Otherwise, very cool build. I felt the same way when I found out it was just a V6.
Anth, how old are you? Late 20’s, early 30’s?
Grill was needed to increase airflow. Every mod on this car has a performance fuction.
Not sure if you noticed but the same engine is in a SRT challenger who’s engine bay is double the size.
The vertical grill is pretty much wide open and allows for 25-35% additional airflow needed for the custom radiator nd cooling system. Even stock prowlers run hot. The shaker too fully functional increases HP flow and cold air direct to intake!!
I’ll be 28 next month, born in ’84!
I’m glad to see somebody finally did it. Now that we’re finally over the Prawler V8 hurdle. Who wants to be the first to do the V10 swap?