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.
The Chrysler LX platform was launched in 2005 as rear-drive replacement for some terrible front-drive Chrysler platform which we won’t even dare to mention…but the LX offered some rear-wheel-drive goodness for the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, and Chrysler 300. This platform was launched in the middle of the much maligned Daimler-Chrysler merger era, and the […]
When mobsters need a car they always look for something 4-door, large trunk, black on black, big engine, slushbox auto (easier to shoot at other mobsters when driving if your not trying to shift) – and this 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT8 fits the bill. Its even already been stolen (probably by mobsters) and recovered by […]