Not long after officials from the Daimler-Chrysler Corp. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG announced that Chrysler would build the shapely Crossfire concept car, rumors ran rampant that DC - absorbing disastrous late-’01 sales and pondering the ramifications of a market that crash-dived after September’s U.S. terrorist attacks — had okayed a plan to adapt the platform of the current Mercedes-Benz SLK for the new Crossfire. Although the company has green-lighted certain component-sharing between ...

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