Michael Andretti’s Selling His Practically New Dodge Demon

Muscle-car enthusiasts still hell-bent on getting their hands on a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can still find some circling the second-hand market. And many of them are still in factory-fresh condition. Like this one, for example, which throws a measure of celebrity provenance into the mix.

The Demon you see here was built for none other than Michael Andretti, son of the legendary Mario Andretti, an IndyCar champion in his own right, former F1 driver, and an even more successful team owner.

As you can see, it’s all done up in yellow with a black hood, roof, wheels, and interior for the full “bumblebee” look (with apologies to the rival Camaro).

This was the 47th of the initial 50 examples of the 840-horsepower muscle car that FCA built for VIPs and company executives – the former category into which Andretti evidently fell, despite having never really raced or fielded Mopar machinery to any notable effect.

He remains, however, one of the most successful drivers in American open-wheel racing history, winning 42 races (and the 1991 CART IndyCar World Series championship) over the course of nearly two decades on the grid. That’s not even to mention a pair of podiums in the Indy 500, another at Le Mans with Porsche, and one in the Italian Grand Prix. And his team Andretti Autosport has achieved even more under his direction.

Like so many owners, Andretti doesn’t appear to have driven his Demon much. In fact, he hasn’t driven it at all: it still has the covers on the seats, and best we can tell, it only has 13 delivery miles on the odometer. But that only means that you could be the one to break it in. That is, if you place the winning bid next week. Mecum Auctions will sell it off to the highest bidder in Dallas during its sale there, running October 3-6. The auctioneer isn’t saying how much it expects the rare Challenger to sell for, but it’s listed it with no reserve price.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks good in yellow

    • Craig

      I agree. It’s the first yellow one I’ve seen.

  • Undisputed Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Daaaaaaammmmm bro! That shytt’s hot a f!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hopefully, some ‘neck will total that fat, ugly thing. Soon.

    • Matt

      That’s a bit harsh, isn’t it?

      • Six Thousand Times

        A lot harsh Dodge fanboys need something with a sharp sting. No sense making with the subtitles.

  • TheBelltower

    So the auction house presumably expects to get a premium for a car a celebrity owned. Even though Andretti cared nothing about it to even bother driving it. Seems like it should be worth less for that very same reason.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Looks great. Pity for the fact it’s good only for the straights.

    • Vassilis

      I think it can corner pretty well actually. Particularly with those tyres.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        I don’t know. They look big and heavy. With suspensions not really done for turning fast.

        • Vassilis

          I think TG mag reviewed one a while ago and didn’t bash its cornering abilities. It’s no sportscar obviously but it can corner. I think many crash them because they’re doing stupid things and aren’t that experienced with fast cars.

          • Wandering_Spirit

            You might have a point there.

  • Rzrlf

    yellow shipping guard isnt even the same yellow as the paint, take that fucboi sh*t off

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