Chrysler Crossfire - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Chrysler coupe with Benz engineering is a rarity

If your inclination is to have something unsual sitting in the garage, a Chrysler Crossfire could well scratch that itch.

They were sold in Australia over several years but in tiny numbers in part thanks to the hefty price. We're talking around $70,000 back in 2003.

It's one of those cars most people overlook, but owners seem to fall passionately in love with the things.

They'll proudly point out that the rolling platform is esentially a Mercedes-Benz SLK of the era, with a 3.2 litre V6 in the nose matched to a five-speed auto transmission.

What's more, Benz pressed the panels and the whole lot was assembled by the legendary Karmann works in Germany.

Crossfires come pretty well loaded, with leather interior, cruise control and lots of other extras.

This Queensland car is being offered at $10,900 with RWC and reg to March next year. Potentially, it seems like a lot of coupe for the money.

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