And the figure drops even more if we narrow it down to body styles and trim. While the hardtop saw daylight in 287 units, Dodge built only 60 cars with the SE package and just nine convertibles.
All told, it’s not surprising that hardtops change hands for as much as $500,000, while convertibles fetch more than $1.5 million.
Sure, gearheads wouldn’t take long to spot a fake but this Challenger comes with all the goodies, including correct R/T stripes on the sides, “426 HEMI” on the hood, hold-down pins, and an “R/T” emblem on the trunk lid. And it’s not just about the looks.
The conversion was completed in 2007 and also included a nut-and-bolt restoration. The seller claims no expense was spared and that the entire project swallowed more than $55,000. The Challenger started life as a B5 Blue hardtop with a 383-cubic-inch (6.3-liter) V8.
True mileage is unknown, but the seller says the car was driven for fewer than 10,000 miles (16,093 km) since the restoration. Offered by eBay seller “jak_stanl,” the HEMI tribute comes with a $75,000 sticker.
That’s in line with a nicely restored non-HEMI Challenger and only a fraction of a 426 car in similar condition. The seller is also entertaining offers. Would you hop into a fake HEMI or would you rather spend more for a true-blue R/T?
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