Auto Transport Quotes: Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger is a name given to several different variations of the same name, first introduced by the Dodge division of Chrysler in 1959. The Dodge Challenger has been one of Dodge’s most famous and best-selling muscle cars. First introduced as a trim model on the 1959 Dodge Coronet Silver Challenger Club Sedan edition of the Coronet, the Challenger was awarded its own line just in time for the 1970 model year. Introduced to compete with the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger was a mid-size pony car that ran until 1974; discontinued then, it was brought back in 1978 as a subcompact car. Low sales and interest led to its discontinuation in 1983, and the current Dodge Challenger (a full-size pony car) – still sold today – first appeared in 2008, and is still on sale today.
The Dodge Challenger is one of Dodge’s more well-known models, and at first glance they seem like they cost a lot of money, but the most expensive trim level on the 2014 Dodge Challenger – the R/T Shaker – is still only worth $37,000. For reference, the Nissan GT-R retails for over $100,000 base. And when it comes to shipping a vehicle, it’s the ones that cost a hundred grand that deserve an enclosed auto transport truck. Not the $37,000 ones. Now, that’s not to say $37,000 isn’t a lot of money – of course it is. But the Dodge Challenger is meant to be driven, and driven a lot. It’s sold on every Dodge dealership lot. The GT-R, in a word, isn’t. It’s a car you buy from a specialty dealer, like a Bentley.
When you ship a Dodge Challenger you can save some serious bucks shipping it via an open carrier as opposed to an enclosed carrier. Sure, with an open carrier you run the risk of it getting dirty, or getting hit by a rock and having the paint scratched, but guess what? That’s the risk you take when you drive a car on the open road. But with an open carrier, you actually gain some protection as it’s off the ground, it’s not being driven, and generally it has a car in front and behind it, plus a bigger cab in front of that taking the brunt of the bugs and rocks that come flying at it. Enclosed can protect your Challenger even more, but for the money you pay for it enclosed shipping probably won’t be worth it. You can talk to some actual shipping companies by filling out our free online quote request form, or give us a call at our toll-free number to ask our friendly staff members questions or to get a quote for you, and you can also read more on the Dodge Challenger here.