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Challenger Hellcat brings $110,000 at auction

by Bill Cawthon on

A Dodge Challenger Hellcat with 11 miles on the odometer brought $110,000 Friday at the Mecum Auction in Houston. The winning bid for the Challenger Hellcat was the highest for any car on the auction’s first day, beating a 1963 Chevrolet split-window Corvette by $10,000.


In addition to the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi and a Tremec 6-speed manual trasmission, the Phantom Black Pearl car was fitted with 20 inch Brass Monkey SRT forged wheels. It was in as-delivered condition with dealer stickers and markings on the car and came with the factory build sheet and shipping order.

The Mecum Houston Auction runs through Sunday at NRG Park.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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