Upset Seller Crushes His Rare 1970 Dodge Charger “To Teach Lowballers A Lesson”

When faced with an unreasonably low offer for the car they’re selling, most people reject it and get on with their lives.

Not Daniel Gagliardi, though. Owner of a rare, but rotten, Dodge Charger 500, the man got sick and tired of people trying to lowball him on the car or wasting his time. That’s understandable but receiving unrealistic offers is something everyone goes through when selling a car. Mr. Gagliardi would not let things slide, though, and that’s where the story starts to get really strange.

In order to teach these people a lesson (or so that’s what he claims), he took the classic muscle car to his local metal recycling facility and had it crushed. Yes, you read that right, instead of ignoring the lowballers and wait for the right buyer to come along (or at least sell the good parts separately), he decided to crush the car. Many of the parts could have gone to people who actually needed them to keep their Chargers running but Mr. Gagliardi decided otherwise.

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To make matters worse, he says he will do the same thing to the next vintage muscle car he gets his hands on, no hesitation at all. He had a friend of his film the entire sorry spectacle and uploaded the low-quality video online, so the lowballers can see who they’re dealing with.

The story goes that Daniel Gagliardi wanted $10,000 for his 1970 Dodge Charger. That’s a lot for a car in that state but not entirely out of touch with the reality. By doing what he did, he made sure everyone came out a loser from this affair: himself for losing a potential good sale, Dodge Charger 500 owners for being denied access to valuable parts, and enthusiasts for seeing the rare muscle car crushed.

Needless to say, most car lovers will find the video disturbing, not to mention Daniel Gagliardi’s sadistic joy of seeing the classic Dodge Charger being ripped apart – at one point, he even instructs the operator to destroy it some more.


  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    That’ll teach him…

  • Rocket

    So he got the car by “robbing” somebody, and yet he gets so pissed off at the lowballers (presumably like himself) that he crushes a classic? Genius move, pinhead.

  • Dude
  • Marc Gruben

    This guy doesn’t just take his toys and go home, he breaks them and goes home! Well, I imagine that every smartass on the planet will lowball Mr, Gagliardi on everything he ever tries to sell out of spite, just to see him destroy everything he owns. Eventually when he has no possessions left, he’ll declare himself the winner.

    • FFEMT6

      Or as Charlie Sheen used to say, “bi winning.”

  • Kash

    So according to the article I read when this first hit the web a couple days ago, the car was fairly riddled with rust and 10k was actually closer to being an outlier for pricing and a more realistic price was about 7k I think the article said. This guy is the epitome of the “I know what I have!” craigslist sellers so while it sucks to see the car go, I’m not mad that this dude lost out on like $7k and actually probably cost him quite a bit to have it crushed unless he sold it for scrap, but even then he probably lost out on at least $5k all to try and teach other people, who really won’t care or notice, a lesson and the people who low-balled him are probably laughing if they see this video.

    • ksegg

      Ah Craigslist. Home of “AC Blows Cold!” and C300 AMG’s and old 325i M3’s.

  • Jason Miller

    There’s a lot of crazy in this world.

  • jason roy

    No matter what u can’t ever fix stupid. This guy is a prime example of stupid.

    • BodhiStrafe

      The toxic version of masculinity, literally the biggest problem of modern times. If only there was some kind of mature male initiation and a mature masculine culture to continue it, much of our BS, and this poor behavior would go away.

      • jason roy

        Ok most guys now a days don’t talk like that. If you want to say something son, plain English please. I’m a welder NOT an English teacher.

        • nik

          “Most guys”? Lmao those without a degree?

  • jason roy

    Well Daniel, you sir are a piece of trash. I hope the car gods curse you from now on. Everything you go to drive doesn’t work, even brand new.

  • benT

    would have sold to an Aussie old fart……

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    So now he has no money a ruined car. That will show them. I hope people low ball him on the price of his house.

    • Mr. EP9

      The bank certainly will.

  • dll1183

    Asking $10,000 for a car in that condition is absurd. Someone needed to explain to Mr GAGliardi that something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.

  • badcyclist

    I’m going to call bs on this one– it smells like a ruse to me.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Can I make a low-ball offer for his next car so he could keep crushing cars with his own money?

    • Shen mue

      Better yet, can I make a lowball offer on himself?

      • Shobin Drogan

        lol 10/10

  • MrCarGuy20 .

    It’s either staged or this man-child has the IQ of an Equatorial Guinean.

    • Joe

      Could probably do without the “Equatorial Guinean” comment. First of all, they have the highest literacy rate of sub-Saharan Africa. Second of all, it’s bizarre, unnecessary, and comes off as racist.

      Otherwise, yeah staged or throwing his toys out of the pram.

  • Mr. EP9

    Can’t get low balled on a car if there is no car.

  • 10tacle

    If the car was a severe rust bucket case, it would be down to salvageable parts and which ones are actually able to either be drop-in parts or be able to be refurbished (more money there needing to be spent by the buyer).

    The fact he states he ‘will do the same thing to the next vintage muscle car he gets his hands on’ as the story claims tells me he has bigger issues and it’s not really about a vintage car at all. He’s a control freak. I understand being insulted by a lowball offer. Everyone who has sold a vehicle, boat, or countless items at a garage sale and on Craig’s List and eBay have been there. But if you want to get rid of something and want money, you find a way to get a deal made.

    But he didn’t do that with repeated similar offers apparently. This guy never got close to what he wanted for the car after multiple offers in the same apparent ball park. That’s the sign right there that your pricing is off for what you are selling and you aren’t serious about selling. All this is assuming he was willing to move the needle a little down from $10K and not demand anything less. What an idiot who probably should never again be involved in a classic car transaction. Will this idiot bulldoze his house too if he doesn’t get his asking price?


  • Wandering_Spirit

    It’s all good here. One more piece of rust scrapped. 5k max was its price, rust included, and to be generous. Finally, he probably paid to scrap his own car.

  • joemanning

    classic daddy issues. jk but issues for sure

  • Bash

    I call this BS just for the fact that it was being filmed.

  • bryceee

    Best Own Goal Ever!

  • chumaxa .

    You need a few videos with few millions on views on a channel already famous prior this one, so no, he will probably get close to nothing with that video, there is nothing smart in the video, neither in the making of it ..

  • enthusia

    destroying busted jalopies for views? clownery luv, lit rally clownery.

  • Caleb Carter

    if you enjoy seeing vintage cars crushed you obviously dont deserve them. i doubt that hes ever getting another car

  • Six_Tymes

    idiot. could have donated it to a charity.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen
    • Six_Tymes


  • Enter Ranting

    Next, he’ll burn his house to the ground to prove a point. That’ll show ’em!

  • Shen mue

    He’s the biggest loser. Not the lowballers.

  • AntBee

    What a Maroon!!

    • Squeaky_1

      I’m Australian and we don’t use that word over here at all – I’ve always wondered what it is though – please explain?

  • AntBee

    What a Maroon!!

    • FFEMT6

      And a moron too.

  • Stephen G

    So this a-holes plan is to continue buying stuff and destroying if he can’t sell it for the money he wants. He sounds like a stable genius.

    • Squeaky_1

      Spot on, sadly.

  • J McCracken

    No motor or trans. But this guy is such a idiot. I have bought 5 of thsee cars for 100.00 each.

  • Alduin

    What an idiot. Fully restored these go for $$$

    • Squeaky_1

      Yep, you’re correct on both counts! Too sad for words . . .

  • TheBelltower

    Lovely. A hillbilly with a temper and a forklift.

    • Squeaky_1

      Hahahahahaaaaa! Too funny!!!

  • the amount of people butthurt about this, here in these comments as well as the youtube video, I love it !!!!

  • Dredd2

    why he wanted 10k for that rusty dogbox?

    • Aeromann

      Because he’s not normal

  • Aeromann

    10000 for this trash? ?



  • Soul2Stinger

    Whatever. Another nose cut off to spite the face.

  • so instead of getting anything he got nothing…

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