For sale: Dodge Challenger Hellcat ruined almost immediately after delivery

Article by Christian A., on May 9, 2017

Ouch. From the mileage, we know that this newly delivered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was driven only a few miles before it suffered a major crash. The 18 miles on the clock prove that it was almost brand new. From the pictures released online of the wrecked muscle car in B5 Blue body paint, it seems very unlikely that we’ll be seeing this beast on the road again. Even so, the powerful 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter V8 supercharger may still get a second lease on life for anyone who’s interested to take its engine for a rescue.

Cleveland Power and Performance has apparently picked up this Hellcat out of the dumps and has been selling some of its parts piece by piece. The outlet is known for rebuilding and restoration while they also have their specialties when it comes to customizing cars.

The company has picked up a total of 20 wrecked Hellcats but this particular Dodge Challenger SRT has the lowest amount of mileage. It is also the third time in all these years that they have encountered a vehicle with only a few total miles on the clock. One is a 2006 Pontiac GTO with 11 miles and a 2012 Grand Cherokee with just 12 miles.

Details about the incident haven’t been disclosed but the air bags are still very much intact while the odometer shows that it has indeed less than 30 km mileage. In this case, this Dodge Challenger either fell from the transport truck during shipment or was a victim of a hit and run at a parking lot. Who knows?

From the looks of it, the windows, fenders and doors are still replaceable but we can’t say the same for the rest of the body. Otherwise the new owner might just need to salvage the functional spare parts and make use of those either for profit or restoring an older vehicle. Either way, the Ohio-based tuning shop has taken off the engine, transmission, gauges and steering wheel so none of them will be thrown out to waste.

A new Dodge Challenger SRT with 8-speed AT is priced at 68,285 USD. That said, this totaled Hellcat with useful engine and transmission could save you a lot of cash. Add to that, much of the interior have no signs of the accident or whatsoever. The only question is: how much do you think a person would pay for the spare parts?

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