- Just 2k Seller-Stated Miles
- Heide Performance Products (HPP) Conversion
- Finished in Mopar Blue w/ a Dark Slate Gray Interior
- Interior Features Mopar Blue Detailing
- Lightly Modified 5.7L Hemi V8 Engine
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Modern Dodge Challengers are terrific cars, but finding one that celebrates the original Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird is a cut above. Heide Performance Products (HPP) made their first Daytona/Superbird Challenger for the 2009 SEMA Show at the request of Mopar itself. The commissioned car was built and delivered, and HPP started taking orders for private customers. This HPP Superbird Challenger is painted in a shade of blue that might just remind enthusiasts of Richard Petty’s car number 43, the Plymouth Superbird that proved 200 mph on the track.
Fitted with the proper front aeronose and the tall rear wing, many don’t realize part of the reason for the height of the rear wing on the original car had simply to do with trunk lid clearance, and that appears to also be the case with this Challenger. The look is very unique, and we think it’s pretty sweet! Besides, who wants to blend in with just another Challenger? The seller states the car has less than 2k miles on it, meaning it’s likely very close to new condition. Judging by the pictures and the post, we’re hard pressed to argue. The paint and body look fabulous, even the panel gaps and fit appear to be immaculate. The nose and wing likewise appear perfect and seem to join up to the body beautifully. Inside, the factory Dodge leather interior is presented in dark slate gray, which looks pretty much black – and appears to be in mint condition. Bringing the outside in, HPP has painted the gauge cluster surround, shifter, and steering wheel spokes in matching Mopar Blue. Under the hood, the factory 5.7L Hemi V8 has been fitted with a large functional shaker hood intake that adds about 20hp to the stock 375hp, and it’s fortunately mated to the absolutely necessary 6-speed manual transmission. As would be expected with a modern car, this Challenger is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, a modern entertainment system, and much more.
Not many HPP-built Dodge Challengers are on the market, but then again, not many were built to begin with, although the company is still making them. As such, finding comps on the market is pretty much impossible – it seems most of the collectors who’ve bought an HPP Challenger have squirreled it away and are holding onto it. This one seems to be an exquisite example, in a fabulous color, with a mildly modified engine giving it a little more grunt than normal. Priced nicely between a Hellcat and another SRT8 product, this HPP Challenger also carries with it a rarity and uniqueness that not many stock Mopars can match. We think it’s well bought.