2005 Chrysler Crossfire
The Chrysler Crossfire is a rear-wheel drive, two-seat sports car
that was sold by Chrysler and built by Karmann of Germany for the
2004 to 2008 model years. Developed during the union of Daimler and
Chrysler, the two-seater is based on the Mercedes-Benz R170
platform which shares 80% of its components with the first
generation SLK. The second generation SLK was built on a new R171
platform starting in the 2005 model year; the R170 platform was
essentially handed down to Chrysler for use in building the
Crossfire. The name "Crossfire" refers to the two character lines
that run from front to rear along the body sides - their crease
directions cross below the mirrors on the door panels. Conceived
during the period of Chrysler's ownership by Daimler-Benz, the name
also refers to the collaboration of the two companies.
For consignment, a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. With design
similarities courtesy to its merger company Mercedes Benz, even
being built on the same platform as the first generation SLK, its
sporty looks carry on to today. Only built until 2008, not very
many examples exist, but we will not at this time use the word
rare! With 44,637 original miles, this two-owner car has been well
kept, always garaged by both owners, and meticulously maintained.
Powered by a 3.2 liter V6 is not shabby either. An enjoyable sports
car, rolling down the highway with a smile on your face.
Reminiscent of the SLK of yore, this ribbed hood long front-end
teardrop edged headlights car even has the side vents on the front
quarters with horizontal chromed trim spears just like the
motherland original. A horizontal ribbed swept back grille and body
matching (Cobalt Blue) integrated bumper all rounded over nicely
creates the slick through the aroid front end. A wide chromed
windshield surround accentuates the swept back look, and a body
matching hardtop all rounded over and working its way to the rear
glass on to the deck, aero slicing is always the key. Speaking of
which a thin spoiler adds to the sportiness as does the rounded
taillights and another integrated body matching curved rear bumper,
with dual centrally located exhaust exits. Here the German
influence appears more Porsche Carrera, but still is distinctly
Chrysler. 18-inch wheels with some slight curbing marks are wrapped
by BF Goodrich tires which are like new, and on all 4 corners.
Inside quality smooth two-tone light and dark gray leather wraps
the high back buckets for the two passengers. which have power
adjustments. A sexy silver console races forward to the dash and
has a glovebox in back and also houses the parking brake lever and
shifter. As it rises to the dash all "aluminum" plastic parts
create a central panel and a machine age look. Here we have the
climate controls, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD Digital stereo capable of
handling your phone via Bluetooth as well and an iPod plug in port.
More toggles are present, and a cigarette lighter is missing. To
the dash front where we see green backlit instruments in analog
format with digital display inserts to show odometer and clock.
Noted the switch to move the shifter to Tiptronic automatic stick
shifter mode. A clean headliner is above, and with a push of a
button the rear lift gate opens to reveal a nice clean felted gray
Within the original clean unrestored engine bay sits a 3.2 liter
fuel injected V6. On back is a 5-speed automatic transmission which
is a Mercedes Benz 5G-tronic.
Extremely clean and well cared for with no rust, surface or
otherwise seen anywhere underneath. A stainless-steel dual exhaust
snakes it way rearward to the center dual exit. Independent coil
spring suspension is on front, and a 5-link coil spring suspension
on the back. Power disc brakes are reserved for all 4 corners. No
runs, drips or errors under here!
As expected, it fired right up, and on the test track performed
without a hitch. Smooth powerful acceleration, good handling, and
the Tiptronic automatic stick shifter worked well. Straight bias
free panic stopping, and all functions were operational at the time
of my test drive.
Emulating a Mercedes SLK is not the worst thing that can happen and
this car morphs that design into a distinctive Chrysler American
sports car feel, retaining the technology from the Benz. Nice
design, and low drag coefficient, snappy interior and some good
power. We have a wiener..uh sorry a WINNER! (I got caught up in my
A-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
X-Osnabruck, Germany Assy Plant
041142-Sequential Unit Number
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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