PT Cruiser Limo Is Longer Than A Ram Pickup, Can Be Yours For $20,000
Is it time to start enjoying the PT Cruiser? Once upon a time, these retro runabouts were hot stuff. Those under 30 may not realize it, but in 2000 anxious shoppers waited months and paid more than sticker price just to get one. You could say it was the Ford Bronco of its time. Actually no. Do not say that.
We’ll say this: The PT Cruiser was hugely popular at the time, and it wasn’t uncommon to see custom cruisers running around. This very yellow 2002 model is for sale on Facebook; we don’t know if this was an early release, but with features like a built-in DVD player, it’s safe to assume this isn’t a recent project. It has covered 49,200 miles and is said to be in great shape. It rides on a stretched 188-inch wheelbase, and to keep that alive for you, the larger Ram 2500 has a 169-inch wheelbase. So yes, this decked PT is definitely tall.
We can’t embed the post here because it’s in a Facebook group, but you can certainly see all the details on the Wilmington NC Yard Sales FB page. This includes several other photos showing the car from all angles, including the party area with the aforementioned DVD player. A pair of banquettes surround a custom bar; there’s custom lighting, a soft sound system and an overhead mirror – everything you could want in a VIP ride. Meanwhile, the cockpit looks like a standard PT Cruiser except for a bank of controls to operate the sunroof, powered bulkhead and a few other electrical devices.
There is no mention of how the limo conversion was done. Likewise, there’s no mention of the powertrain, which is said to be a 150-hp (112-kilowatt) 2.4-liter four-cylinder in the stock PT Cruiser. The pictures show a gear selector for an automatic transmission, so unless we have other information, we’ll assume this Cruiser is rocking a stock front-wheel-drive powertrain. It could be a 215 hp (160 kW) GT Turbo, but either way, that’s a lot of limo for a small engine. And you know what? For proms and weddings would be great.
That brings us to the $19,700 conundrum, as that’s the asking price for this 20-year-old PT. We know time hasn’t been kind to the Cruiser – it went from an overnight sensation in the early 2000s to an automotive punchline in 2010. But maybe the old Cruiser is coming of age. where he becomes cool again. Does a $20,000 PT limo with low miles fit into this equation?
This is a great question to ask 2002 grads as they prepare for their 20th anniversary reunion this year.