The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and its successor, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, are two of the most desirable classic muscle cars of all time. It’s hard to replicate their iconic looks and legendary status, but some tuning companies have tried, creating modern-day versions of the rare cars based off the Dodge Challenger.
One of these custom Challenger Daytonas will go under the gavel at a forthcoming Auctions America sale on April 2nd. Upgrades to the Challenger, a 2013 R/T model, include a new aerodynamically-sculpted Daytona replica front end, an aluminum hood, integrated pop-up headlights, a NASCAR-inspired rear wing and a custom white and red leather interior with “a whole host of upgrades,” Auctions America says.
This Challenger R/T was also ordered new with the Super Track Pak, which includes Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, high-performance disc brakes, performance steering with a variable displacement pump and sport tuned suspension. The 372 horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V8, however, remains untouched.
Auctions America estimates this head-turning custom Challenger will grab $60,000-$65,000 at auction, but we think that’s a bit generous. Something closer to $45,000-$50,000 is what we’d guess, and even then, why not just pick up a shiny new Challenger R/T Scat Pack?