This Dodge Challenger Demon Has Driven Less Than 20 Miles In Four Years

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This museum piece should get big money for charity now that V8 Challengers are on the way out.

Pour one out for the Dodge Challenger and the Hemi V8. One of the last bastions of the modern muscle car era is dead at the end of 2023, which can only make legends like this Dodge Challenger SRT Demon all that more valuable. Available for sale at an online auction, the 16-mile Chally is a total museum piece and should be on display only, not driven.

Before we get all fired up about big profits, flipping and hiding these cars away to never see the road, let's look at where the money will go; in this case, it's important. The Demon in question was donated to the Michigan Humane organization, which is a 501 (c) non-profit charity that operates as an animal shelter and an Adopt-a-Pet center. That said, we hope it sells for millions.

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However, we have to be realistic about the values seen since the vehicle's 2018 production run. Auction site Bring a Trailer has sold a number of them, with special cars hitting nearly double the original $84,995 MSRP. We have heard of a number of low mileage examples asking for up to $500,000, and the pair of the final Dodge Viper and the final Dodge Challenger Demon with the Demon Crate sold for $1 million.

At the same time, Dodge has just announced that the Hemi V8 is dead at the end of 2023 and the current generation Challenger along with it, meaning demand is at an all-time high. Sure, you could always get one of the Last Call special editions, but the two we've seen thus far are nowhere near the Demon in terms of sheer allure or prestige. Want to build a Deom of your own, perhaps? Dodge won't let that happen. So with all that in mind, this could be your last chance to get a Demon, and with all proceeds going to a great cause.

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The stats are already legendary for this nine-second production street car. The Demon's supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi pumps out 808 horsepower but balloons to 840 hp when running 100+ octane race gas. It is the most powerful American muscle ever and was the quickest 1/4-mile runner from the showroom floor until the Tesla Model S Plaid dipped into the eight-second range to upset that record.

What allowed the Dodge SRT Demon to make that quarter-mile run was a special red key and the infamous Demon crate drag pack that sold for only $1. Unfortunately, this car has a couple of strikes against it, the first of which is that the Demon crate is missing. With that hit to horsepower limiting the car to 808 hp, it is also affected by the unusual color.

Demon #1,062 of 3,312 units built was finished in White Knuckle white. However, the original owner wanted all the cars in his collection to match in color, so it was refinished in the green hue you see here.

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While it doesn't actually look bad, it's a major hit to the originality of the car. On the other hand, the Demon has been signed by several SRT and Dodge legends, including Ralph Gilles, head of design for Stellantis, and Timothy Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge, along with key team members.

The mileage and options will definitely help this auction, which is currently at $125,914 at the time of writing and ends on September 5th. The car has a flawless Carfax and comes with a handful of sweet options like the Rear Seat Option, Harman Kardon 18-speaker sound system, and the power sunroof.

Will it ever see the road? That probably depends on the final value this Demon hits at auction. Will it be a collector's item? Most definitely.

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