Saturday, April 25, 2020

Kustom Kruiser: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser was sold by Chrysler from 2000 through 2010 to aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers who picked it out of the lineup of econoboxes at their nearest mile-o-cars because it looked retro but still had the same useability and driving characteristics of a Prius.  The two questions most often asked at the dealership were can I drive it in sandals and do the rainbow grateful dead stickers come from the factory? Today's PT, however, has been given the full 30's gangster treatment from an owner and it looks...well...interesting. I won't pretend that it is my cup of tea, but it looks like someone spent some serious time building this thing and it will certainly make an impression.  Find this 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser offered for $7900 in Murfreesboro, TN via hemmings. Tip from Barbpaddles.

From the seller:

Location: Murfreesboro , Tennessee, 37128
VIN #: 3C4FY48B74T304810
Mileage: 43,109
Transmission: Auto
Condition: Excellent
Exterior: Silver/Charcoal 2 tone
Interior: Silver/Charcoal

Seller’s Description:
2004 Chrysler PTCruiser Custom RT66 Edition. Special 2tone paint. Custom upholstery with RT66 embroidered into seat. Black interior piping throughout. Chrome smoothie rims with wide white BFG tires. Hand built grill, side skirts, fenders, visor, and rear "split" window. Rear bumper is shaved. Engine compartment has been customized with chrome covered lines and intake, hydro dipped engine cover with RT66 graphics. One of a kind custom PT. Garage kept. Shipping will be included if purchased at asking price.

Price: $7,900 obo 

See a better way to drive something with skirts?


  1. "aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers ".I almost choked on my edibles! It looks like a hearse for midgets.

    1. Corn Pop and his sidekick blue pill boy wood totally rock that

  2. Why, though?

  3. You know, if you don't like the way your car looks keep sticking things on it, forever. Keep raiding the parts catalog without mercy, without taste, without any thought toward resale.
    Because, when it comes to cars, its not about driving pleasure or utility its about making a velvet Elvis on wheels.

    1. Are you saying that those high-performance hood ventilation vents are fake?! :(

  4. Ignore this comment, I'm doing an experiment. OK, if you must know, I figured out how to access the hidden directory on my refrigerator, which Samsung wouldn't tell me, and the instructions don't exist anywhere on the web. Google does a nice job of indexing DT comments, which I tested out by searching for "kaibeezy xantia" and got my comment from last week about the tape deck. And the icon for this post is an appliance. So I'm going to post it here for the benefit of anyone who has this particular fussy hot/cold mess, apparently the Alfa of refrigerators. Here goes:

    Samsung RF24FSEDBSR forced defrost procedure.

    Symptom: No ice from the ice maker; can't get the ice maker door open.

    Diagnosis: Ice buildup.

    Solution: Execute "fd" forced defrost cycle, repeat as necessary, likely 3 or 4 times.

    Outcome: Ice blockage melts enough to release door and give access to the mechanism, but must still be broken up and extracted manually. DO NOT use a sharp implement, not even a screwdriver. A knife sharpening steel works pretty well.


    - Hold "Energy Saver" and "Fridge" for 12 seconds to enter supplemental directory.
    - Press Fridge to cycle through options to "fd" for forced defrost.
    - Beep, beep, beep = fd engaged. Yes, it's incredibly annoying.
    - 20 minute cycle.

    - Try the door at 5 minute increments. Lift it a little, while pulling forward. That thing under the door is not a latch, exactly, it's more like a very shallow lip. It's not what's stopping you, it's the ice, so don't bother trying to press up really hard on it.
    - Re-initiate the cycle if necessary and continue trying at 5 minute increments until the door can be pulled out. Rattle, jiggle, pry gently with a wooden spatula.
    - Once the door is out, remove ice from the ice mechanism and the ceiling of the "ice room". Chip gently with a blunt instrument. Repeat the defrost cycle if needed.
    - Hair dryer is typically advised, but wasn't strictly needed. Professional repair techs use a steamer wand. DO NOT use a heat gun, which will melt and distort plastic parts.

    - To exit, hold "Energy Saver" and "Fridge" for 12 seconds again to re-access the supplemental directory.
    - Cycle via Fridge to blank / null.
    - Hold "Energy Saver" and "Fridge" for 12 seconds again to restart refrigerator.
    - Beeeeer.


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