2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited Convertible
Convertible Car for sale by PJ's Auto World in Clearwater, Florida 33755
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited Convertible $12,900
The name "Crossfire" refers to the two character lines that run from front to rear along the body sides crossing each other midway through the door panel. Conceived during the period of Chryslers ownership by Daimler-Benz, the name also refers to the collaboration of the two companies.
The Crossfires fastback roof and broad rear fenders made for a rear end design that prompted automotive journalists and writers to compare the new car to American Motors 1965 1967 AMC Marlin. The "distinctive boat-tail rear end that reminds more than one observer of the old Rambler Marlin." For example, Rob Rothwell wrote "... when I first espied the rear lines of the Chrysler Crossfire I was instantly transported back to 1965 and my favorite car of that year, the Rambler Marlin." Motor Trend also compared the "provocative boattail theme" of the 2004 Crossfires sheetmetal to that of the AMC Marlin fastbackChrysler executed the interior and exterior styling. All other elements of the car such as wheelbase, track, engine, transmission, chassis structure, suspension components, are shared with the R170 platform. An example of this is the engine bay of the Crossfire, which is virtually identical to the Mercedes-Benz SLK320 on the R170 platform. The seats from the Mercedes-Benz SLK320 would bolt directly into the Crossfire chassis. The dashboard layout, controls and instruments are also similar to those on the Mercedes-Benz SLK320.
The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual with an optional 5-speed automatic. Base (Standard) and Limited models, originally sold beginning in the 2004 model year, are equipped with a Mercedes-Benz 3.2 L, 18-valve, SOHC V6 engine which produces 215 hp (160 kW) and 229 pound force-feet (310 N m) of torque.
Unlike most cars of its time, the Crossfire does not use a rack and pinion steering system; instead, it utilizes a recirculating ball system as employed on the donor R170 platform. Front suspension is unequal length (SLA) double wishbone suspension with 5 point multi link in the rear. All Crossfire models were built with 2 different wheel sizes.
The first production Crossfire was driven off the assembly line on 3 February 2003, by Chrysler Groups COO Wolfgang Bernhard in Germany.
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited Convertible Specifications
Classic Car ID100924199
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
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