Saw My First HELLCAT, Finally!

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  1. X-Men Fiend

    X-Men Fiend Gold Member

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    Last night (Saturday the 17th) I went to Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. I saw a long line of folks waiting to drive a simulator, which was a Scat Pack Challenger with movie screens mounted in front, and the car would wiggle a bit, making the 'driver' feel like he was driving. Much like a badass video game. Then, when I went outside, I could hear repeated 'roars', and followed the intoxicating thunderous sounds, and it let me to the Hellcat experience and Mustang experience. Interestingly, anybody could ride in a new mustang with almost NO waiting, the line was very short. But the line to ride in a Hellcat was loooong (wonder why the line would be so much longer to ride in a Hellcat instead of the Mustlag, I mean, since Ford people always tell me how much more popular mustlags are?!) In any case, I loved the sound of those two pitch black Hellcats launching! Then, when I walked through the tents, I found my future car's "twin"! I was IN LOVE. It was a Phantom Black Chall with black/ruby interior, exactly like I ordered! On the window it said it had sold for $88K (not the 85 stated in another thread) and note those are hammer prices, which don't include the ten percent buyer's premium that B-J charges, nor any tax, title, license, so it made me feel so good, knowing I'm supposed to get the same car for sticker! Moreover, lots of people were gawking at it, while costlier vintage cars surrounded it but were getting barely any attention! Then, another man walked up, saw it went for 88K, and said "that's cheap, you can't find these cars!" I couldn't resist, so I touched the door handle, and to my surprise the speedo and tach lit up! I had never seen the instruments in person, and was blown away by how 'racy' and impressive they looked when illuminated, much racier than any dash I recall seeing before. I was inside the auction hall when the Chezoom and Alumatub and Whattheheye went across the block, that place was packed. Of course, I didn't bid on anything, as I'll need every penny I can scrounge, just to pay for my Hellcat, which I hope gets built soon. Sorry to ramble, but I felt the need to share my very first viewing of a real Hellcat, --much better than how they look in the videos and brochures!
     
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    Yeahhhhhhh! Wasn't that an awesome experience? I'm happy for you that you had a chance to experience it!
     
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    I saw my first one in the wild yesterday. Going the other way on the street, sublime.. I yelled "HELLCAT" lol
     
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    EFFENAY bro!
     
  5. Jacob B.

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    In dallas?
     
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    Somebody yelled Hellcat at me last night WTF caught me off guard!
     
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    Lol no it was just north of Houston in the Woodlands
     
  8. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    What a great experience! Well said. I know you were hoping your baby was the first Hellcat you would see, but I bet you are really stoked after seeing that one! They are so awesome!! I love mine everyday....
     
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    Someone yelled Hellcat last night I heard it in California!!
     
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    Next week will be a month since mine was delivered. Every place I go cameras come out. Last weekend I was at a cruise sponsored by our news paper. Next day an article titled look what the cat drug in.
     
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    Rob, you really need to start wearing pants not just your underwear when driving your car............................................................................................LOL, just kidding
     
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    Every time I drive mine I feel like a stud. Problem is there aren't many 60 year studs out there but everyone likes my car.
     
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    I haven't seen one up close and personal yet , now that I'm so close to having the red fob in my hand I hope the first one I touch is mine !
     
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  14. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Love this experience thank you for sharing.
     
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    Kinda like going to your 1st melon bar ain't it? Even the touching part:D
     
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