One of the most expensive Dodge vehicles ever sold.
At the recent Mecum auto auction in Kissimmee, Florida, an extremely special car sat on lot S169. Up for grabs was a red five-speed 1989 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach. It's the type of ride that steals a show, but at this particular gathering, its $350,000 final sale price was only good enough to be ninth best. And guess what? The rest weren't other Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, or even Ferraris. They were good ol' delicious American power.
Six of the top eight vehicles (there was a Harley-Davidson and a Prevost RV in there) were pure sport and muscle. And the King, which wore an enormous rear wing as a crown, was the most under-utilized 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona in existence. With a paltry 6,435 miles on the original engine, the four-speed copper metallic beauty sold for an astounding $900,000. Only 70 of the 503 Charger Daytonas roared to life with a 426 Hemi under the hood, and only 20 of those had manuals. This car ticks every box.
Following the Daytona's impressive sales performance was another Hemi: an unrestored, one-owner 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T with only 1,871 miles that sold for $640,000. Why the original owners of these fantastic automobiles weren't driving their grails is unknown, but their sales prove one thing: People are loving '60s and '70s American muscle more and more. Check out the full results of the auction here.