After a 20 year hiatus from the Chrysler lineup, the Charger name was brought back to Dodge on a vehicle that had more in common with the previous generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class than it did with anything from the Dodge stable — 2006 was, after all, at the height of the unholy Daimler Chrysler alliance. Power might have come from an American HEMI V8, but the transmission options were limited to various slushbox autos from the Mercedes-Benz supply chain and if you wanted to row your own with a HEMI, you needed to downsize to a Challenger. However, todays next car has a 6-speed Tremec and 6.1 liter HEMI V8 from an 09 Challenger shoved into the 4-door Charger body, so you’ll have the only manual transmission Charger on your block. Find this 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 offered for $13,000 in Queens, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
For Sale I have a 2006 SRT8 Charger (~173k on the body) with a 2009 Challenger SRT8 6.1 and TR6060 6 speed (~70k on the drivetrain).
Car was originally an SRT8 car before the swap. The motor is bone stock except for a BilletWorkz oil catch can. Runs quiet without any issues and has fresh fluids all around. Car has red 300 SRT seats front and rear, as well as 300 SRT wheels. I planned on keeping the car originally but I want to buy a house soon and I can’t keep two extra cars.
Here’s a list of some of the work that was done during the swap and things I’ve done since acquiring:
-Oem clutch and throwout bearing (~10k miles)
-New trans fluid, Coolant (~10k miles)
-Barton short shifter
-Hurst Pistol Grip
-New front Bilsteins, Mevotech top hats and Tein S-Tech springsNew Moog sway bar endlinks and bushings
-Fresh pads and slotted rotors
-New Speedlogix motor mounts(in box not installed yet)
-Oil catch can
-New NGK plugs
-New power steering pump and reservoir.
I do not have paperwork on the Engine/trans swap unfortunately, I do have the cluster and computer from the donor car from when the previous owner had to have the 06’s ecu calibrated to not throw codes. Previous owner had the swap done at Liccardi Dodge in NJ. Everything works on the car, AC blows ice cold and heat blows hot. Windows and sunroof work well. Aftermarket Kenwood radio has Bluetooth, and spotify connect. The body is not perfect, it has a few small dents and scratches. Bumpers are chipped in a few spots but it is still a 15 yr old car. This is a one of a kind car, there’s only a handful out there and currently none on the market. I’m asking 13k Firm. I have a clean title in hand.
I prefer texting at the moment due to work and responsibilities. My name is Mike and you can text me at show contact info . If the ad is still up, the car is still available.
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