Why Does This Dodge Charger Hellcat Cost Only $36,000?

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As always, there's a catch.

So you’re in the market for a Dodge Charger Hellcat, but you don’t want to pay the price of a brand new one. Fair enough. The used market is a good alternative, but you still want to keep the final price down. But you need to be careful because sometimes a low price tag is simply more trouble than it’s worth. Take this 2016 Charger Hellcat, for example. It’s up for sale right now on eBay for the seeming bargain price of $36,300. A 707 hp steal, right? Not exactly. Look closely and you’ll see some front-end damage and a bent hood.

At first it doesn’t look completely terrible. In fact, you may even be thinking it’s something you can repair yourself, assuming you’ve got the tools and skills. If not, perhaps your local body shop can handle the job. Well, after you’ve taken a good look at the eBay photos, you’ll want to check out what the car looked like prior to its minor, yet unfinished nose job on Poctra.com.

The current seller basically fixed her up a bit, cosmetically speaking, and posted the ad. Fortunately, there is some good news. As Road and Track first noted, the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine seems to be in one piece, though the airbox is pushed in some. The wheels also look straight and the front fenders appear to be fine.

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The Charger was apparently involved in what’s described as a collision, but was still declared totaled due to “minor” front frame damage resulting from the impact, which also set off the driver’s side airbag. Supposedly, it still drives without any hitches. With a total of 34,824 actual miles on its odo, this black on grey ’16 Charger Hellcat had a cash value of $56,957 prior to its front end bashing, but now you can get for $20k less. Anyone who’s willing to take a risk and is up for some do-it-yourself body repairs could see this as a killer bargain.

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