South Dakota-based Iverson Chrysler Center, along with the related Iverson Customs, have created the world’s first Dodge Challenger Hellcat convertible –and it was even made with the blessing of lead Fiat Chrysler engineer Ralph Gilles.
The road to building the world’s first and only Challenger Hellcat convertible began when John Iverson, owner of Iverson Chrysler, placed an order for a white Challenger Hellcat on April 9th, 2014. When the car arrived, he got the inspiration to turn it into a drop-top after looking at his 1971 Barracuda Convertible, so he set the people at Drop Top Customs to work on removing the car’s roof.
Before he did that, though, Iverson set out to receive approval for the car from lead Fiat Chrysler designer Ralph Gilles. He and his son caught up with the designer at a National Auto Dealer Association meeting where they received his signature as approval to complete the conversion, making it that much more official in the eyes of Mopar-collecting Iverson.
Iverson has listed the custom creation for sale at Iverson Chrysler for a pricey $139,000, which is more than double the $64,195 price tag a standard Challenger Hellcat carries. We do like this conversion and it seems to be rather well done, but we’re not sure it’s worth the price of entry.
Check out the listing here.