The Plymouth brand bit the dust some years ago —but it’s departure from existence did leave one of the world’s most interesting and rare sports cars in its wake.

The Plymouth Prowler was a two-seat, uber-retro street rod convertible sold in 1997, and 1999 through 2002. Unlike other Plymouth models, the Prowler was its own car —not a rebadged variant of some other Chrysler, Dodge or Eagle product.

Prowler launched with a manually-operated cloth-top roof, 214-horsepower V6 engine and rear-wheel drive. After a break from the market for 1998, Chrysler updated the 1999 model with a new 253-horsepower V6 engine. All models got a four-speed “AutoStick” automatic transmission.

Feature content included an Infinity CD changer audio system, air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories and leather seats.

An auto-dimming rearview mirror and leather-trimmed accents were also on board.