Old Dogs Like Horsepower Too!

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  1. Robert Andrew

    Robert Andrew Active Hellcat Member

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    I placed my order yesterday for a 2016 Challenger Hellcat, pitch black, automatic, and Pirellis, in the first allocation Landmark Dodge received, since they started production again. The whole process took twenty minutes, with no muss and no fuss. Great guys to deal with, but then again, I have bought five or six cars from them in the last three years. I think they like me, or see me as a salesman's dream. We are selling my wife's Corvette to get the Hellcat, but she's not aware of that yet, so don't tell her until I break the news gently over a glass of champagne, in our favorite romantic restaurant. I'm sure that will make her more receptive...... Maybe two glasses.

    We currently have too many cars, including a 2005 SRT6 Crossfire coupe, and one of two 2006 SRT6 Crossfire roadsters. We got married in 1968, while in college and our daily driver back then was either a 1964 Stage III Max Wedge Belvedere, or a 1955 Studebaker that would go 80 mph uphill, 80 mph downhill, 80 mph into the wind, or 80 mph with the wind. I guess it was a true 80 mph car. One quart of oil per tank of gas. The Plymouth was a little bit faster and more fun to drive. It was one of two Max Wedge cars we have owned.

    I hope the Hellcat is close to as much fun to drive as our SRT6s, which are probably the most fun car we have ever owned. Pretty fast also, which adds to the fun factor. I pulled a 2015 GT Mustang from 70 to 130 on the highway a couple of weeks ago. He tried me twice and then gave up. Pleasant surprise.

    I'll soon be terrorizing the streets of Kansas City, like an abhorrent teenager in a Mazda with a fart can. The Hellcats have an awesome exhaust system that screams 707 hp, don't even think about it. A guy in my neighborhood has a new white Hellcat Challenger, and he revs it every time he sees me. Music to my ears!

    God bless our soldiers and God bless America!!!!
     
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  2. ramair111

    ramair111 Silver Member

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    Welcome Robert, I"m 69 and still burning rubber. I could restrain myself with my Corvettes but this Hellcat may land me in jail. Hope you get yours soon.
     
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    Welcome Robert!
     
  4. Robert Andrew

    Robert Andrew Active Hellcat Member

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    I'm with you Ramair111. Call me if you need bail money. I can help with a couple of bucks for a good cause. At least until my Hellcat comes in, then I'll be broke:)
     
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  5. Robert Andrew

    Robert Andrew Active Hellcat Member

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    Thanks B5 Blue. Sounds like a good title for a blues song, doesn't it???
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    Congrats, lets see those SRT6 cars
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! Grtz on the HC order, I hope your wait is not too long. Could we talk you into sharing pictures of your other cars? We'd love to see them! :)

    April
     
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  8. Fionn MacCumhaill

    Fionn MacCumhaill Irish A'Hole - Wanna Fight About It!? Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Hello Robert and welcome to the forums! Good luck on your ordering process, I hope you have a swift and speedy delivery of your 'Cat.

    Oh and one of my favorite quotes is from Oscar Wilde - "Youth is wasted on the young." Only as I grow older do I truly appreciate the truth in that statement lol.
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Robert...the HC is a "different breed of cat" for sure. Let us know how things progress. Make sure to get some pix of your Black HC and your neighbors White HC together ....when possible. Congrats on getting your order in.;)
     
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    jgil Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Welcome Robert! I love the title
     
  11. Robert Andrew

    Robert Andrew Active Hellcat Member

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    Here is a picture of my other cars. Two SRT6 Crossfires and my wife's C5 Corvette. The Corvette has 16,800 miles on it and we will be selling it to make room for the Hellcat. 20150719_140740.jpg
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm 69 too and love my HC power. You younger folks be careful with yours if you want to get this old.
     
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    Robert Andrew Active Hellcat Member

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    Here is the fleet. 2005 Crossfire SRT6 coupe, 2006 Crossfire SRT6 roadster, one of 2?, and my wifes 1997 Corvette coupe. The Corvette has 16,800 miles on it and will be for sale soon, to make way for the Hellcat. My wife thinks I have an addiction. I think she's nuts....... 20150719_140740.jpg
     
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    Well, can you tell that I am in the learning curve? Sorry, I didn't mean to post the picture twice. I thought I goofed up the first one.:(
     
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    Thanks to all of you for the warm reception.
     

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