Without giving away my age, I can tell you that 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. Some 39 years ago this sleek battler of Plymouth's own fishy coupe, the Barracuda, caught everyone's attention with its 2-door boattail fastback design.
|My first glimpse of the rear lines of the Chrysler Crossfire instantly brought back memories of one of my favorite cars, the 1965 Rambler Marlin. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)|
Now that we have verified that history repeats itself (just come over and look in my closet sometime) let's examine Chrysler's recent dramatic entry into the sports coupe market. So move over Audi TT and Porsche Boxster, there's a new kid in town and he's as brash as an over-caffeinated news-reporter in a cheap suit.
|An offspring of the two company's merger, the Crossfire's DNA is 39 percent Mercedes-Benz and 61 percent Chrysler. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)|