Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
When the announcement came that the Chrysler PT Cruiser would become a production vehicle, people everywhere dreamt up version after version. Whether it was with PhotoShop or a pencil and napkin, it was immediately obvious there was going to be a lot to do to this new plaything. Naturally, one of the first things enthusiasts longed for was a PT Cruiser convertible (and a faster version; that's another story). Wishes do come true, and in this case it's all about the drop-top.
The new Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible will be another variation of the Chrysler brand's original Cruiser, which began production just two years ago. It joins a running list of specialty versions, such as the Flame vehicles, Woodies, and Dream Cruiser (Street Cruiser in Europe). First shown at the 2001 New York Auto Show, the PT Cruiser convertible is more than just a Cruiser with the roof arbitrarily lopped off, although it's highly likely that has been attempted at many restyling shops across the country. The convertible top is fully functional, and the design takes strong cues from the Sebring. A new windshield was created (one-inch shorter than standard), and the entire car was dropped by one and a half inches. Body-colored bumpers and a chrome-accented grille were included to reinforce the customized look. There are two custom-made doors (down from the usual four) and 19-inch wheels. Inside, a round knob is attached to the automatic transmission shifter, and a unique color scheme is used for the seats.