Like a lot of you guys I had been in VON hell since the order book opened. With my dealer unable to give me any clue as to when I could expect my Hellcat. I started to look at other options.
One option was to buy from a dealer in the UK but in truth, they I believe are finding the allocation system fraught with the same issues we are experiencing and unable to be firm on delivery dates. Plus of course they need their profit.
Then a couple of regulars on here gave me a clue as to how I could help myself. In my mind I did not want to pay more than $5K over but in truth would have gone a bit more just to appease my wife who reckons I have become obsessed with the Challenger Hellcat.
I was not really helping myself as I was firm on my spec. Pitch Black, A8, Black Laguna Leather. Then I hit the jackpot and got real lucky. I found my exact spec Hellcat and willing to sell at MSRP.
My very good friend collected the car for me. We still have a way to go, having it shipped to the UK and altering the lights to meet with UK regulations so I can register the car. Stuff like amber turn signals and rear fog lamps.
So here you go boys and girls. My Hellcats first part of the journey towards the UK