New & old hemi owner

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  1. want2

    want2 Senior Hellcat Member

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    I have wanted to replace my 'Cuda hemi for a long time. I had a 1970 in 1971 and kept it until 1975. I've had several great Mopars over the years. A 2007 super bee now awaits the final member to replace the 'Cuda.

    It seems that the politics among dealers and the factory is going strong. After the initial order, I had to give a reason why I should be allowed to receive a Hellcat. This is strange because the dealer had two allotted spots.
    My order has been in BX since Sept 9. The only thing that could have held it up was redline pearl. The sepia leather has been shipping as it can be seen in the lot outside Brampton. All other items have been available.
    Even a retired company heavyweight could not get the other spot pushed along with mine.

    Are there any others that have had storied orders like mine?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi want2. Unfortunately, there are several stories similar. I haven't heard the one about pleading your case...that is a dealer plot if I ever heard one. I was told when I ordered that the redline pearl was not going to be available until early next year. I do not know that for a fact, it is just what I was told. There are a lot of people on the forum that are confused and frustrated with their order, but as you indicated, quite a few are done and ready for shipping. Best of luck with your order. Many have found the SRT hotline to be very useful. Welcome, I hope you enjoy the forum! We love having long time Mopar fans and hearing their amazing stories.;)
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Welcome to our hellcat family site!

    There should be no reason to have a hellcat than to just want one. Your dealership may have told you how much allocation they had but they most likely had other deposits before you did ahead of you.

    On top of that there were a few paint colors that won't be available until end of this year and early next year.

    The black laguna leather, satin black hood, brass monkey rims were among the few other options that won't be available until a few more months from now due to supplier issues.

    Hope you can wait like we all are. Enjoy your stay!
     
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    To those who have read my story, there is no dealer funny business. I have been with this dealership for over 35 years. I am on a first name basis with everyone from top to bottom. The new car sales manager was told by the factory rep to resubmit the order with the story. This has been an experience to at least one other on a different forum from another area.

    I was called the day before orders were accepted and told to be at the dealership in the morning. I was there for both orders being sent in (the two allotments). The order received a BX and priority 01. As I stated earlier, redline pearl and the leather (sepia) may have caused some delay. Both color and leather have been reported as available now.

    My Superbee 07 was ordered from the same dealership. The only problem there was the delay for QC to release a series of cars. June order, August build and end of October delivery.

    For those of you who know the dealership, ask about the politics going on from someone in the know.
     

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