Dave Boertman’s 1971 Challenger is for sale on eBay. Dave was a successful drag racer who’s list of accomplishments include 1972 Junior Stock title winner, 1975 IHRA’s Manufacturers Super Stock Points title winner, four time winner of Car Craft Magazine’s “Driver of the Year” and an IHRA “Driver of the Year” award winner. The car is not a static display item. The owner states that all safety items are up-to-date, Asking price $87,500. Follow the bidding here on eBay. More pics after the jump!
When asked what a car is worth, a common response is “It’s worth whatever somebody is willing to pay for it”. When the Hellcat was first released to the motoring world, people were shocked, twice; once for Dodge producing a 707 hp car and again when the starting price of $60,990 was announced. With supply limited, speculators moved in, buying Hellcats to flip for an easy profit. Resale prices hitting six figures were not unheard of. Now that a year has passed and the hype has settled a bit, just what is a 2015 Challenger Hellcat worth? Still more than the sticker? Mercum recently auctioned this 2015 B5 blue, 6 speed Challenger Hellcat with only 13 miles on the odometer. The winning bid was $73,000.
A victim of rising insurance rates and a looming oil crisis, the 72-74 E bodies were admittedly a step back from the 70-71 model years in terms of outright performance but they don’t deserve the almost Rodney Dangerfield-ish lack of respect that some burden them with. Find a recap of the “big block-less” Challengers at Curbside Classic.
While it’s true that all good things must come to an end, only four years of Hellcats is not long enough! Find more info at Motor Authority.
Dodge is once again offering Plum Crazy as a color option on it’s 2016 Chargers and Challengers. It will be available on all trim levels but in limited quantities. Find more info at CarBuzz!
In one corner, a 1970 Challenger R/T 440 4-speed. There were less than 100 built in black. This very car was chosen by Dodge to star in their commercial for the debut of the new for 2012 Challenger. In the other corner, a 2015 Challenger Hellcat X. As 707 hp was not deemed enough, they bolted on two turbochargers to bump the output to over 800 hp! The fine folks at Dream Giveaways have outdone themselves again. The winner also gets $40,000 to cover the taxes! Help some great charities and get a chance to win this dream team. Go to Dream Giveaway now to learn more about these beauties and to purchase tickets!