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Hellcat X found a home

by David Zatz on

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat X, shown here with a 1970 Challenger R/T, was a one-off car built for a charity raffle.

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Part of the annual Dream Giveaway, the car was part of a successful effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable groups.  To make it go, Walsh Motorsports added a pair of 62mm turbos under the car, boosting output to 805 horsepower and 800lb-ft of torque.

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The winner of the car was seventy-one year old Dennis Daly, from Folsom, California, who got both the Hellcat X and a restored 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, along with $40,000 to pay the taxes.

Mr. Daly, a longtime Dream Giveaway supporter, entered the 2015 Challenger Dream Giveaway on five separate occasions with an aggregate donation of $110. “If I can do something to help people then I am all for it,” he said.  When he got the call, “I was just in complete shock. Out of everyone who made a donation, I don’t know how I got so lucky. After 71 years of living I have never won anything in my life but now it has finally happened!”

Mr. Daly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967. He often competed in quarter-mile drag races at Sacramento Raceway in Sacramento, California. Mr. Daly will attend the award ceremony in Clearwater, Florida, on July 8, 2016, with his family at his side.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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