AUCTION: 8100-Mile 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Limited Edition.

With the 2023 model year marking the end of the modern HEMI-powered Dodge Challenger, a ride that represented the dawn of the era will be auctioned off this Friday.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

This orange painted HEMI 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 debuted mid-year with a production of 6,400 units for the US market (500 for the Canadian market) and would eventually lead to a performance renaissance for the Dodge brand.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

On Monday, December 3, 2007, Dodge began making deposits for the third-generation Dodge Challenger. This was nearly two months before the car was to be officially unveiled at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. Available in three color choices (Bright Silver, Brilliant Black and of course HEMI Orange), the cars came as well-appointed SRT8 specs. Each car came with 20″ x 9″ aluminum SRT design wheels wrapped in 245/45ZR20 all-season rubber, AM/FM 6-disc CD/DVD/MP3/Sirius Satellite Radio head unit with a 13-speaker KICKER SRT audio system, and Dark Slate Gray colored leather bucket seats with HEMI Orange backrest accents.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

There were only three options available at the time. The optional MyGIG multimedia infotainment system with navigation ($890), front 245/45ZR20, 255/45ZR20 rear performance tires ($50) and electric sunroof ($950). In the end, the car was set at $37,995 (excluding $675 for destination and $2,100 for a gas guzzler tax). That price also included a pass for the SRT Track Experience.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

Production of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 began on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Brampton Assembly Plant just outside of Toronto.

This particular vehicle is one of those cars that left the assembly line fully loaded with all options checked.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

Under the hood was the 6.1-liter (370 cubic inches) SRT HEMI V8 that delivered 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of couple. It was mated to a Mercedes-sourced W5A580 5-speed automatic. It is equipped with a HURST ball shifter. The odometer shows only 8,140 miles in the car’s 14 years of existence.

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

All 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 models were equipped with the following equipment:

Standard functional/safety features:

  • Advanced multi-stage front airbags
  • Additional front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction control at all speeds
  • Anti-lock brakes with four-wheel disc brakes
  • 3.06 Axis ratio
  • Go without keys
  • Remote keyless access
  • Speed ​​control
  • Rear window heating
  • Power Trunklid Release
  • SRT track experience
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

Interior features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Head front seats
  • Electrically 8-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Driver and Passenger Manual Lumbar Adjustment
  • Rear 60/40 folding seat
  • 13-speaker KICKER SRT high-quality audio
  • Electric front windows with One-Touch Down
  • AM/FM 6-Disc DVD MP3 Radio
  • 322-Watt KICKER SRT Amplifier
  • 200 Watt KICKER SRT Subwoofer
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • UConnect hands-free communication
  • Floor console with forward/backward sliding armrest
  • Armrest rear seat with cup holder
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Handlebar mounted audio controls
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
  • Auto-dimmable rear-view mirror with microphone
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Vehicle Information Center
  • Traveler/mini trip computer
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Luxury floor mats front and rear
  • 12-volt socket center console
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in HEMI Orange. (Mecum).

Exterior Features:

  • 20-inch x 9-inch forged aluminum SRT design wheels
  • 245/45ZR20 All-season performance tires
  • Carbon fiber hood stripes
  • Fog lights
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Electrically heated folding mirrors
  • rear spoiler
  • Dual rear exhaust with clear exhaust tips

Nevertheless, for those who have pockets deep enough, this car would be perfect to sit next to their “last call” model in their garage.

For more information, photos and details on how to bid, please visit Mecum.com.

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