Dodge: Buy These Mopar Muscle Cars Before You Can’t

If you’re a car shopper looking for the right Dodge muscle cars, there’s no shortage of options. Still, there are a couple of modern Mopars out there that could appreciate in the future and become unaffordable, like the Scat Pack Shaker. So before they become bonafide collector’s cars, you might want to pick up one of these modern Dodge muscle cars!

  • SRT 392
  • Challenger Shaker
  • SRT Demon
  • Magnum SRT8

How much is a Dodge Charger SRT 392?

A 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 has a fair purchase price of $47,307 for a vehicle with 61,944 miles. Still, the Charger wasn’t the only Mopar to get the SRT 392 treatment; the automaker also bestowed the trim level on the Challenger. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) says the Challenger is cheaper than the Charger, with a fair purchase price of $39,411. 

The Dodge Challenger SRT 392 is a Dodge muscle car that might appreciate.
Challenger SRT 392 | Stellantis

While that may seem like a steep price tag, you get a 485 horsepower naturally aspirated 6.4L (392 cubic inch) V8 for your money. Additionally, unlike the Scat Pack, you get the SRT badge that would otherwise be reserved for the supercharged models. As a result, the SRT 392 that Dodge only made from 2015 to 2018 could be collectible. 

What does the Shaker package do?

The Dodge Challenger Shaker package takes the 5.7L R/T and 6.4L Scat Pack and adds another retro-inspired element. Car shoppers who choose the Shaker package will notice a cut-out in the hood, which allows a portion of the intake to poke through. When drivers start the car, the attached segment shakes with the engine’s revs, much like the classic Mopar shakers. 

The Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Shaker will likely be a collectible Mopar.
2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Widebody | Stellantis

If you want a Challenger Shaker, the price depends on the size of the engine. For a 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T, you’re looking at a fair purchase price of $37,726. To get the 485-horsepower Scat Pack, you’re looking at a KBB value of $43,443. Still, getting the Shaker might cost a bit more for both engine options.

How much does an SRT Demon cost?

The SRT Demon has already appreciated to collectible status, with examples routinely demanding well over $100,000. According to KBB, the lowest mileage examples have typical list prices of around $150,000. Considering that the 3,300 original vehicles had a starting price of $86,090, that is quite the collectible. That makes sense when you factor in what the Demon did for Dodge and the horsepower wars. 

Should you buy a Dodge Magnum SRT8?

OK, while the Dodge Magnum SRT8 hasn’t exploded in value, it does represent an interesting concept. MotorTrend celebrates the Dodge Magnum SRT8 as a 425-horsepower 6.1L Hemi V8 tire-shredding muscle wagon with more cargo volume than a Dodge Charger. That isn’t the wagon’s only connection to the Charger, though. The Magnum paved the way for the four-door Charger, although Dodge discontinued the muscle wagon in 2008. 

The Dodge Magnum is a Mopar wagon that didn't get as much credit as it deserved.
A Dodge Magnum SRT8 | DaimlerChrysler via Getty Images

If you’re interested in the short-lived Magnum SRT8, you might be able to scoop one up for less than $20,000 at around 65,000 miles. Scroll down to the following article to read more about Dodge muscle cars!


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