You probably don’t need a parts car for your three-year-old Dodge Challenger Hellcat yet. But if, for some reason, you do (insert FCA quality joke), there’s a completely destroyed 2015 model available for sale right now on copart. And the pictures will make you cry.
Copart is an auction site used predominantly by dealers (and especially junkyards) to pick up wrecked cars from insurance companies. One such wrecked car is this 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which—according to the listing—has been in a rollover crash (the dirt on the roof is also a dead giveaway).
Now the car, with fewer than 8,000 miles on the odometer, sits in a lot in Houston waiting for you—a desperate car enthusiast who will stop at nothing to pick up a 707 horsepower supercharged V8—to bid on it.
Unfortunately, though, this Chally looks thoroughly beaten up. I see no useable sheetmetal:
The back side doesn’t look any better:
The interior could be salvageable, but it’s filled with a bunch of broken off car parts, so who knows what shape it’s in.
The real question, though, is: what’s left of that motor? What about the transmission and computers? Because let’s be honest, anyone who buys this Hellcat is after that powertrain.
Obviously, all the heat exchangers out front are completely clobbered, but in the off chance that the blower, engine block and heads, tranny, and engine computers are all in decent shape, this could make for a great transplant candidate.
Based on the how the rest of this thing looks, though, putting in a bid for this Challenger seems like a questionable move.