• Jun 4th 2008 at 10:58AM
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Click above for gallery of Challenger SRT8 #0001 in its new home

The very first production 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has already been built and shipped to an AZ dealership, but it's not for sale. The first Challenger was won at auction by none other than Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson, and the world-famous auctioneer can pick up his prized $400,000 pony car at Ed Moses Dodge in Scottsdale, AZ whenever he's ready. Dodge Challenger SRT8 numero uno is completely loaded, black with a gray stripe down the center, and the plastic condoms have yet to be removed from the steering wheel and driver's seat.

Jackson wasn't the only high-profile celebrity to snap up an early Challenger SRT8, either. As you read on Autoblog earlier, Jay Leno received Challenger #0002 this week, and the comedian/car nut has already parked his new toy at The Tonight Show headquarters in Burbank, CA. Check our gallery below for pics of the Challenger One in its temporary home and click the Source link below for more. Thanks for the tip, Marshall!

[Source: LX Forums]

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      • 7 Years Ago

      I'm pretty sure if someone wants to spend that much of their own money on the first production example of a car they are free to do so, that doesn't make them a twat but it might make the person complaining about it on the internet one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry to burst your bubble but I saw one of these a few days ago in Westlake, Ca. I was driving alongside it on the 101N and was like," Holy Crap! That car isnt out yet" But yea, thats such a burn to have to pay 400k to not even get the exclusivity of it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      $400k would buy allot of Junior whoppers w/cheese...or a few more babies for Brangelina...or an Iraq Vet mental support operation...or cancer/serious illness research... but who'da thunk that it would have cost $400k to enlarge your manhood with such poor results AND no money back guarentee. For shame.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess the inevitable fallout of the Mustang getting so much free press or the Camaro getting so much free press was having to see 3 article a day about cars like this.

      In a year, we'll be seeing thrice daily updates and biohazard tape around the upcoming Fiesta models.
      Michael Lauritzen
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      The styling has grown on me. It's going to be outclassed by it's competition however. The G8 GT is close to it's performance so the GXP should exceed it. And it's direct competition the Camaro will likely exceed it as it will be a good bit lighter. Ford is also going to up their GT to probably 400hp and it will out run the SRT versions as well. Just produced and inside of a year it will be last of the pack.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm absolutely SHOCKED how much treatment the Challenger is getting.

      The Challenger is nothing more than a chopped down Charger SRT8 with a different body kit and a few changes to the mechanisms.



      You'd have to be retarded to spend this much for a Challenger - unless it was marked #1 in production and was signed by EVERYONE in the Chrysler design team as well as the company heads.

      I could see spending this much for a Maybach or a Phantom...but this is madness.

      That's like someone spending $100,000 on the first Scion XB to hit the market.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey, Flashpoint! Are you really shocked as to the amount of press treatment the new Challenger is getting? Shocked over what? The Camaro or Mustang?

        Today the Challenger has center stage. Tomorrow it will be something else. In the meantime, for those of us who like the car, please allow us to savor the moment. And for those who don't, just take a number and bear with us for a while. Your "ooooh and aaaah" moment is coming.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's too bad the car arrives when gas is so expensive. Detroit is always a couple years behind the curve.

      However, the outside styling is great. I'll take one in orange.

      I think the high bid went to charity.
      • 7 Years Ago
      rar, thanks for the comment on my comment. I look at every post because I find every post to be interesting. I agree with many of the posts. I find reason to not agree with other posts. No one has to agree with my comments.
      • 7 Years Ago
      People think THIS car is going to be expensive in the future....just imagine the what the one and only B5 blue Challenger (production #43) will be worth in the future.

      People who don't "get" the Challenger usually don't get musclcars in general...the same way I don't "get" and don't care about Euro sports cars...Yes, I find Porsches ugly and boring...nearly the same design for 3 decades.

      I doubt the Camaro will be much lighter, since it's based on the G8..which is no lightweight.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No he's not, he's just going to stick it in a cubby hole and auction it off a few years from now for twice that to an even bigger idiot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Things I wanted to point out-
      -->This #1 will stay in its wrapper like a Star Wars Action Figure for speculative sale, while Lenno already drove his #2 (no pun) to work.
      -->#1 is showing up after #2.
      -->Some nit-wit put the caution tape up upside-down
      It would be a shame if one of those posts holding the caution tape fell over and dinged the car. Oh, the irony...
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