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Old 15 Feb 2016, 03:02 am
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Default 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

Yes $125,000
Now marked down to $45,000
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Custom concept car made for Chrysler 2003 SEMA show display.
Was a brand new GT Turbo 4 door hard top when Chrysler gave me it.
My team cut the top off. then made a custom 1946 frontend in fiberglass.
Then made a custom rearend and Added a complete Real Wood conversion.
All lumber in the frames are Ash as Chrysler did back in 1946 by hand.
This car is built from a 2003 GT PT Cruiser and has 17K original miles today.
I added one of my Up-charge tubes and dual exhaust to dyno in at 275 H.P.
Polished Valve cover. Powder coated Manifolds. Custom intake tube.
Cal-Cru "ROLLED VISOR" with Chrome edging. RED Carbon fiber parts.
It was a World known Magazine and internet custom car for many years.
It was valued at $125,000. when new and unveiled at the SEMA 2003 show.
I have had it at many Woody, and Custom car shows in the past.

I re-purposed it in a marketing campaign with DW Drum Co in 2010.
At that time I repainted the body and Re-upholstered the interior fresh.
I then designed Drum sticks and drum parts into the full theme of this car.
The Wood inserts I designed with DW and had them make it at a 45 degree angle.
DW later offered this same TTO Wood on their custom Drum Kits and sold out!
I placed 8" Drum heads on the Headlights, and Drum sticks everywhere I could.
DW liked this car so much they made me a custom 5 piece drum kit to match.
This Woody has FAT Wide White Wall tires with less than 1000 miles on them.

Since then this Woody has lived in various locations from car ports to garages.
Today this car is more like a Movie Prop approach to its design and appearance.
As it was stored away it has had weather, light bumps, and scratches.
The interior is also showing wear from weather and misc. events.

What it cost to build new:
GT Cruiser new............................$25,000
WOODY kit new..........................$40,000.
Front end set-up new.....................$15,000.
Cut top off when new....................$10,000.
Custom interior new.......................$10,000.
Misc performance stuff..................$10,000.
Misc 1946 parts.............................$10,000.
Misc DW stuff................................$5,000.
Was $125,000. when new in 2003
Was awarded best of 2003 Concept Design by Chrysler.
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 06:28 am
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

Not something I would ever own.

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Old 15 Feb 2016, 07:52 am
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

TOO MUCH a travesty of excess. What might have been a great concept was destroyed in the zeal for bling, directed by bad taste and spending a large budget. The headlight rings look like chrome tambourines.

Just my opinion guys, but SOOO BIG agrees.

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Old 15 Feb 2016, 09:45 am
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My personal opinion is that's one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. Not something I'd ever be interested in even if I had the money.

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Old 15 Feb 2016, 12:36 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

Its not worth 45000 or $125,000. Its true value is only what someone is willing to pay for it. Apparently there were some strong medications available in 2003 that are not available today...
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 03:34 pm
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The headlights thing is cross eyed. Just poorly done. Good luck getting big money for this.

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Old 15 Feb 2016, 04:40 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

well protype or movie car or what ever its no longer a PT not really anyway way to much cash I could find a PT GT with all options and a blown motor replace motor tranny and everything I could get a sweet paint job and still have money left
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 07:22 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

Here are some more pics to go along with this story.

It was built by the infamous Bob Cohen of California Cruisers. Don't get me started on him. He earned his reputation by devoting all his time to projects like this at the expense of his many regular customers. I talked to many PT owners about my dealings with him and they ALL had similar stories. No wonder he went out of business long before the downward trend started of PT aftermarket companies starting to fail. He was his own worst enemy.

The following pics are from the CRUISER QUARTERLY magazine that did such a great job during the height of the PTs popularity.

I never found this design attractive in the least. To big and bulky to suit my taste, but he didn't build it to please me.


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Old 15 Feb 2016, 07:26 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

completely destroyed. he will get $12,000 if he is LUCKY. since, it's been destroyed from original. i don't care if it was a billion dollars new, things devalue, especially collector cars that have had dis-tasteful work done to it.

this is why one can get a BMW 850i for $12,000, when it was $125,000 new. At least the bmw has a v12 and looks cool
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Old 15 Feb 2016, 07:34 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser Woody $125,000

After all the modifications, there's not much PT left.

If I wanted a 1946 Town & Country, I would get the real thing!

Now this is classy!
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