2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker Sold Out in 4 Days, Headed to Dealers Now
The 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker is a specially designed version of the Mopar muscle car that wears the unique Shaker hood design that has become a heavily sought after feature on classic Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda models. The Shaker design – with a fresh air intake scoop mounted on the top of the engine while a hole in the hood allows the scoop to poke up into the outer air – has been a popular aftermarket accessory for Mopar fans on both old and new models for years now, but this is the first factory application of the Shaker design since the early 1970s. The 2014 Challenger Shaker package is based on the Challenger R/T Classic so that unique hood scoop feeds the 375hp, 5.7L Hemi V8 while aesthetic upgrades inside and out help this special package stand out in a crowd.
This modern Dodge Challenger Shaker setup was introduced at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and as soon as it was introduced, Chrysler stated that just 2,000 units would be made. Another 100 Shaker-equipped Challengers would be made for the Mopar 14 program but as for the actual Shaker-badged Challenger R/Ts, just 2,000 will be built for 2014. Not surprisingly, the Mopar world fell in love with the Challenger Shaker as soon as it was introduced and deep pocketed Dodge lovers hurried to their dealerships for information on purchasing one of these limited edition muscle cars, but they learned that the cars wouldn’t be available for order until sometime in January.
On January 7th 2014, the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker became available in dealership ordering systems and by January 10th, all 2,000 Challenger Shakers had been reserved. Mind you, those vehicles have not all been sold but every one of the 2,000 Challenger Shaker units built is already promised to a dealership around the country and within those 2,000 orders there are most certainly an unspecified number of actual customer orders. This means that you should be able to walk into the right Dodge dealership and drive out in a new Challenger Shaker but with all 2,000 spoken for – you will not be able to order one exactly to your specifications. Fortunately, the Challenger Shaker really only comes loaded to the gills so even the pickiest buyer won’t be missing out on much when buying a Shaker car off of a dealership floor.
“Based on this strong initial demand, it’s clear that our customers are excited about the return of the legendary Shaker model, which was engineered for enthusiasts who asked for even more attitude and a dose of muscle car heritage,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of the Dodge Brand. “The 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with the unique hood and intake design makes this performance car an instant classic – much like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood.”
The 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker carries a starting price of $36,995 or $37,495 with the striping package shown here and these cars are shipping from the Brampton Ontario Assembly Plant to dealerships around the country so if you preordered a Challenger Shaker – you could have it soon. On the other hand, if you are hoping to walk into a dealership and sign the paperwork for a Shaker car, this is a good time to begin calling dealerships in your area to find out if they will be getting one and if they are, whether or not it is available for sale.
The good news about the early popularity of the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker is that with so much interest, we can almost certainly expect to either see a 2015 Challenger Shaker – or we might see the Shaker hood scoop offered across more packages in the future. The bad news is that with all 2,000 units promised to buyers and dealerships around the country – there will almost surely be a dealership markup…at least at first.
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