Chrysler to Be Parted Out? Duh.

John Horner
by John Horner
chrysler to be parted out duh

According to Tom Krisher of the Associated Press, “A person briefed on discussions about selling Chrysler LLC says the automaker could be sold in pieces to other companies… The person said Tuesday night that many combinations are being discussed. The person asked not to be identified because he doesn’t want to be accused of being a moron for stating the blindingly obvious the talks are private.” How… helpful. Meanwhile, independent talking heads continue to heap scorn on the idea of a Chrysler – GM merger, even as it looks like the deal’s going down (predicted for next Friday). Phil LeBeau over at CNBC shares his “Three Reasons for GM Not to Buy Chrysler.” Here on TTAC we’ve been talking about the parting out scenario since well before the Cerberus/Chrysler deal was done. With Renault-Nissan not interested in a wholesale merger and GM struggling to come up with the cash to make the merger work, parting-out seems like such sweet sorrow. Stay tuned.

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  • Samir Samir on Oct 22, 2008

    Bottom line: No one knows what's going on.

  • No_slushbox No_slushbox on Oct 22, 2008

    I bet Factory 5 or Superformance would pay some money for the Prowler tooling. That would be a sweet ass [s]kit[/s] component car with the right engine and transmission. Maybe whoever buys Mopar will offer a crate version of the Challenger Hemi/6-speed.

  • Yournamehere Yournamehere on Oct 22, 2008

    i love/loved the Prowler. one of my top 5 favorite cars of all time. simply for the look. they still turn heads. There was an old Chrysler/Plymouth dealer down the street from my office. They stopped selling new cars about 4 or 5 years ago and now only sold late model used cars. stuff that was likea year or two old. the show room was never titled 2002 Prowler in Silver....i drove by the showroom window at 5mph everyday.

  • Agent987 Agent987 on Oct 22, 2008

    I wonder if Renault-Nissan has talked with Daimler directly about purchasing their 19.9% of Chrysler? Thats all they want, and it would get Daimler out of it and put them in a spot to decide what happens to Chrysler. Is there any part of the Daimler & Cerberus deal that would prevent Daimler from being able to do that?