Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage fame is selling off his Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Earlier this week, Dodge put a freeze on the Charger and Challenger Hellcat ordering process due to the overwhelming amount of orders they've had – currently pegged at over 9,000 in the queue. Bad news for buyers looking to nab a Hellcat, good news for those who want to sell one.
Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud and owner of Gas Monkey Garage, has you covered though, because he's looking to part company with his, and it's a particularly rare one. Gas Monkey posted Richard's 2015 Challenger Hellcat up for sale on eBay (note: the listing has ended), and it's apparently the 12th car to roll off the production line. Get you some of that.
Surely by now you've heard of the Hellcat, but if not, here's a brief refresher. Under the hood of 2015 Chargers and Challengers, Dodge has shoehorned in its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which shotguns 707-horsepower through either a six-speed manual (only on Challenger) or an eight-speed auto to the rear wheels.
Zero to 60 mph happens before you can say “beer assistant” and all sorts of dirty and fascinating sounds come out of the exhaust. Richard's Sublime Green Challenger Hellcat totes the eight-speed automatic and only 888 miles on the clock. Presumably some of them have been spent turning the back wheels into bubbling puddles of goo; thankfully the gas monkeys have fitted new rubber in place.
According to the posting, Richard's Hellcat is one of the few early-delivery executive cars, hence the early production number. Time will tell how much a Hellcat is worth down the line, but the 12th one ever isn't a bad place to start.