Used Car of the Day: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We're sending you into the weekend with this 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- a bunch of muscle and mods.

The mods include a blacked-out hood, Hennessy heads, boosted cam, ported air-intake manifold (90mm), carbon fiber intake, long-tube headers with high-flow cats, Magnaflow exhaust with glass-pack mufflers, coilover suspension, Stoptech steel brake lines, and 22-inch Hellcat replica wheels.

The engine has around 50K miles on it and the body about 155,000. The seller is asking for $24,000.

Check it out here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Tassos Tassos on Sep 10, 2023

    A few general comments about extensively modified cars.

    I watch a very successful Internet auction site daily, when dozens of cars are sold, or not sold (if they do not meet reserve).

    Very frequently cars with extensive modifications fail to sell because they did not meet their owner's reserve price.

    Buyers are wise to avoid those cars like the plague. First of all, one owner's modification is another's automotive atrocity. This is especially true with Exotic Supercars like ROlls ROyces, who are all essentially custom-made to their usually tasteless owner's (nouveaux riche) specs. Second, the modifications have most likely screwed up with the reliability of the car parts, and Third, if your state requires an inspection, usually engine modifications mess with it and you need to get certified again.

    On top of all that, used car prices reached a peak LONG AGO and have been FALLING since. Most of Tim's worthless 'finds' here seem to come from a different planet, their owners seem clueless to the above FACT.

    • TheEndlessEnigma TheEndlessEnigma on Sep 10, 2023

      To my surprise, I see a Tassos comment with reasoned and well considered discussions....until the last sentence. Tim's finds are not "worthless" they are instead entertaining....which is a prime reason for TTAC's existence - entertaining its readers.

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Sep 11, 2023

    I cannot wait until the all black wheel trend goes away. I have only ever seen one car that looked good with black wheels. ICK

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