2007 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 2007 Chrysler Crossfire. With design
similarities courtesy it's to its merger company Mercedes-Benz,
even being built on the same platform as the first generation SLK,
its sporty looks carry on today. Only built until 2008, not very
many examples exist, but we will not at this time use the word
rare! With mere 11,627 original miles, this two owner car has been
well kept, always garaged, 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 "ze
musserland" original. A horizontal ribbed swept back grille and
body matching black integrated bumper all rounded over nicely
creates the slick through the aero front end. A wide blackened
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 and pops up on demand
electronically. 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 7 wide spoked star wheels are wrapped
by BF Goodrich tires which are like new, and on all 4 corners.
Inside within the confines of the simple design door panels,
presenting in Dark Slate Gray, with their satin chromed metal pulls
we see high back buckets for the two passengers. These have a wavy
pattern stitched broadcloth for the inserts, and smooth stitched
side supporting bolsters. 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 factory AM/FM/CD Digital stereo.
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. A
clean headliner is above, and with a push of a button the rear lift
gate opens to reveal a nice clean felted gray storage area.
Within the original clean unrestored engine bay sits a 3.2 liter
fuel injected V6 producing 215hp. On the back is a 6-speed manual
transmission which is a Chrysler NSG370 type. All clean, mean and
presenting in showroom condition.
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 6-speed took up to cruise speed, and then some. 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
Cherman :-0) Schnell!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.