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October 21, 2018

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD – Chrysler Crossfire

by Mike –

This edition of Collector Cars For Less Than $50,000 features the Chrysler Crossfire. The whole list can be seen at this link.

Some of you may think that I am jumping the gun by calling the Chrysler Crossfire a collector car. Neither the Hagerty Price Guide nor the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide mention the Crossfire. I sense a great interest in this beautiful sports car and I think there are many enthusiasts who love their Crossfires and there are many others who are actively searching for their own.

Chrysler Crossfire

Much of the information below is taken from, Future Collectable: Chrysler Crossfire, the article by Wallace Wyss and David Lawrence Silver. This is an excellent overview of the Crossfire and the many reader comments are interesting, some of them recent – 20 months after this article was first posted.

Chrysler Crossfire

The Chrysler Crossfire was first introduced as a coupe, then came the roadster, also soon after came the SRT6 versions of both Coupe and Roadster.

Chrysler Crossfire

The beauty of the car, besides its nice finish inside and out, is that it is underneath–a Mercedes SLK roadster. It was created when Chrysler and Mercedes were together.

Under the hood is a 3.2-liter 90-degree V-6, 18-valve SOHC engine available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.

Chrysler Crossfire
Chrysler had planned to build 20,000 Crossfires per year, with approximately 15 percent of production destined for markets outside North America.

Fans of the Karmann Ghia will be pleased to know that the Crossfire was built by Karmann, who not only built the Karmann Ghia but some Porsche 356 cars as well.

This is a German engineered car with an American badge.

Chrysler Crossfire

Number made: 76,014 from 2004 through 2008.

Hagerty Price Guide value for a condition 2 example: Not available.

Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide median price: Not available.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Chrysler Crossfire

 

 

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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD - Chrysler Crossfire
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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD - Chrysler Crossfire
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The beauty of the Crossfire, besides its nice finish inside and out, is that it is underneath–a Mercedes SLK roadster. It was created when Chrysler and Mercedes were together.
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