No Challenge Finding Challengers

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

Did you miss out on the chance to reserve a Challenger SRT-8 during the pre-production feeding frenzy? Don't worry– they're still available. It turns out the "sold out" production run wasn't. While many of the first 6.4k built were pre-sold, "a quarter of the cars were set aside for dealer orders." The Detroit News reports they're available at some dealers; in fact, one Michigan dealer has nineteen of them for sale. Jim Simpson, sales manager at Dick Huvaere's Richmond Chrysler Jeep Dodge, said "I wish I had 50 of them." So far he's sold one; he currently has two on the lot with 17 more expected later this month. A quick scan of inventory at Dodge dealers in the metro Atlanta area turned up five on dealer lots. So if you're interested, you might be able to find one in your area too. Or you can wait a few months until dealers have milked the "market price adjustment" and they're willing to talk turkey (so to speak) to get them off their lots.

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  • 1169hp 1169hp on Jul 10, 2008

    Asian-American...How do we know the guy was an American citizen. I think Asian would suffice. Just sayin' OK, to the car. The casino that I'm assigned to has an SRT in the lobby. The thing is no joke. The interior is leaps and bounds beyond the current Mustang. DT

  • Jeff in Canada Jeff in Canada on Jul 10, 2008

    While driving East on the 401 Hwy (near Brampton, where these are built) last Friday, I easily saw at least 5 fully loaded Car Carrier trailers full of Challenger goodness! It was a great sight.

  • Chuckgoolsbee Chuckgoolsbee on Jul 11, 2008

    Deja vu man... it is like 1974 ALL OVER AGAIN! --chuck

  • Windswords Windswords on Jul 11, 2008

    Chuck, I think it's more like 1970, 2009 or 2010 will be like 1973-74.