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Buying a Used Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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By Dave Ashton

When the Dodge SRT Hellcat was released in 2015, 707HP and that 6.2 Liter supercharged HEMI V8 proved a winning formula. Since then its been cross pollinated to the Trackhawk, but also fettled and tweaked for the 808HP Dodge Demon and now the 797HP Redeye.

As the spotlight has moved to the Redeye from the basic Hellcat, older Hellcat models are popping up on the market, many in reasonable shape and low mileage. So, consider pricing for the moment, a new Dodge Redeye, which is like a cross between the Demon and the Hellcat in performance and goodies, starts at $69,650. Including gas guzzlers tax and destination charge, works out at $72,995. The Demon when it was available came in at $83,295 MSRP.

A 2019 Hellcat which has been given a boost in power to 717HP, comes in $58,650 and after charges $61,695. The next step down is the Challenger R/T Scat Pack priced at $38,995, but you ‘only’ get 485HP. As another option for something more drag strip focused, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 ‘Angry Bee’ has a 6.4L Hemi V8 with 485HP and labelled the ‘fastest naturally aspirated muscle car in the world’ cost $46,080 and has recently been approved by the NHRA for Stock and Super Stock Competition.

Jump over to that eBay and they have a nice little tool called ‘Market Price Analysis’ on most car descriptions. This gives you a nice little overall market price of a car compared to a listing you are currently viewing. The tool isn’t on every listing, but it does give a rough idea of market price for any vehicle. For instance, a 2015 Hellcat averages at $53,719, but you have to take these figures as a very generalized number.

So, here are two 2015 Hellcat listings as broad examples for what is currently on the market. The same caveats apply as per any used car – age, mileage, options, condition, any warranty, extra goodies and being a Hellcat, how much it has been spanked over its mileage. Also, it’s advisable to try and check out a car in person.

Hellcat startup sound in case you’ve forgot…….

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Bright White Clearcoat
Mileage: 10,083
Price: $47,790.00


This example has low mileage for its age, is in very good condition and was mainly chosen because of the huge Hellcat decal on the rear quarter. This will obviously make you stand out in a crowd, but that’s the whole point of a Hellcat. There also seems to be an extended five-year warranty option with the car. You get all the usual Hellcat goodies with this listing, so the only real downside is it being white, which is always a pain to keep clean.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Rare Gold stripes
Mileage: 5,800
Price: $49,999.00


This example has a rare color combo of Pitch black with gold striping, Brass Monkey 20×9.5″ SRT forged rims, premium Laguna SRT seats and the Uconnect system. It comes with both red keys and any passed on factory warranty. The low mileage and extra goodies could prove a long-term winner here.

The examples above aren’t the most expensive, neither the cheapest. But they should give you a basic idea of what’s currently available.


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