The first engine offered on the 1997 Plymouth Prowler was a V6 also used in other Chrysler LH platform cars. A much more powerful V6 making 253 horsepower was later introduced. The transmission was mounted in the rear with a layout similar to that found in the Corvette from that same period.
Although these cars are no doubt sports cars, they were only sold with one body type: the two door roadster. One thing that may have disappointed some sports car enthusiasts is the lack of a manual transmission.
After the discontinuation of the Plymouth brand, the Prowler was sold as a Chrysler model in 2002. With a retail price that hovered around $40,000 each year, the Prowler's sales numbers were understandably low. This was more of a halo car anyway, so Plymouth was not terribly upset that they did not sell with the same numbers as the Corvette. It was really more about advertising the brand name. Total production for the Plymouth models ended up at about 8,500, with 1997 models being by far the rarest.
These cars will not be found at your typical used car lot. The place to buy one is either a classic and sports car classified catalog like Hemmings or on an auction site like eBay.