There are many variants of the Dodge Challenger you can buy, from the R/T to the SRT Hellcat. And yet Dodge has never built a convertible version of the iconic muscle car. If, however, you’ve always dreamed of owning a Dodge Challenger convertible, this North Carolina dealership is currently selling a few custom-made examples. We’re used to seeing render artists reimagine coupes as convertibles, but this is the real deal.
Motor Authority reports that the ambitious project was commissioned by Keffer Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram in North Carolina, which enlisted Convertible Builders LLC based in High Spring, Florida, to chop off the Challenger’s roof and add a retractable soft top.
Three convertible Challengers were made in total including a grey Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which packs a 485-horsepower, 6.4-liter V8 under the hood. In addition, the dealer is also offering a red Challenger R/T convertible and a white R/T Scat Pack convertible. No doubt removing the roof will enhance the Challenger’s V8 soundtrack considerably.
The conversion took several months to complete, and each car still comes with their factory warranties apart from the convertible soft top, which carriers a one-year parts and labor warranty. The most expensive of the bunch is the R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which has a price tag of $63,995. That’s nearly $20,000 more than the regular R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which will set you back $46,2450.
The dealer is selling the convertible R/T Scat Pack for $59,780 and the R/T for $56,300. For comparison, the R/T Scat Pack starts at $40,245 and the R/T starts at $34,545 without any optional extras. Each convertible is essentially brand new with factory miles and a host of optional extras installed, and the conversion looks surprisingly professional. The dealer hasn’t said if it intends to commission any more and we suspect there will be a lot of demand, so you may want to act fast if you’ve always desired a Dodge Challenger convertible.
Photo credits: Keffer Dodge