Loads of Dodge Muscle Headed for Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

While Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions have events around the United States, their crown jewel is the annual event in Scottsdale, Arizona. For 2024, the Scottsdale event is being held January 20-28 and during the event (which actually kicked off on the 19th with a concert by Foreigner and Night Ranger), there will be nearly 100 Dodge products offered for sale to the highest bidder – ranging from a 1923 Dodge Brothers Custom Touring Sedan to the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon 170.

The Barrett-Jackson website makes it easy to search the docket for specific vehicles at a given event, so we searched for Dodge and found almost a hundred results. Of those, there are currently 37 Challengers and 16 Chargers headed for the Scottsdale auction block, with a nice spread of classic and modern muscle cars in that mix. Those current nameplates are joined by a wide variety of other Dodge models from the past hundred years, including Polara, Royal Lancer, Monaco, Coronet, Super Bee, Dart, Stealth, Viper, Ramcharger, several different Dodge trucks including the original Power Wagon and even a Winnebago motorhome with a Dodge 318 engine.

Joining those Dodge brand models is a lineup of more than 50 Plymouth models, including several HEMI® ‘Cudas – one of which was owned by Nicholas Cage – and four Superbirds with HEMI engine power. Other Plymouth nameplates represented at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction include Road Runner, Duster, Prowler, Satellite, GTX, Savoy, Trailduster and Fury, creating a very diverse model within this muscle-heavy vintage brand.

Classic Dodge Muscle

The Challenger and Charger are the most numerous classic Dodge muscle cars on the docket for the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Every classic Challenger in the Scottsdale lineup right now is from either the 1970 or 1971 model year, but there is more variation in model year among the Chargers. The majority of the classic Chargers are from the uber-popular second generation, but there are also some examples of third-generation cars and there is one first-generation Charger – an original 1966 HEMI engine-powered car – slated for the upcoming auction. Of the classic Challengers and Chargers scheduled to be sold at the Scottsdale event, the vast majority of them are powered by either a 440-cubic-inch big block or a 426-cubic-inch HEMI engine, with a very small block, 383 and modern drivetrain builds in the mix.

One of those classic Dodge Chargers packing modern power is a custom 1970 model with Hellephant power. This car, painted Destroyer Gray, has been all over the internet thanks to the fact that it features one of the 100 original 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engines, but it is far more than just a classic with an engine swap. This Charger features custom work inside and out, with modern suspension and braking components working with the modern drivetrain to yield incredible performance in a beautiful package.

For those classic Dodge muscle car fans who prefer stock style, the Frank Tiegs Collection is offering a trio of classic beauties at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, including numbers-matching examples of a 1970 Charger R/T with a 426 HEMI, a 1970 Challenger R/T with a 440 Six-Pack and a 1971 Challenger R/T with a 426 HEMI – all of which are in absolutely pristine condition.

“Chrysler was a firm believer of the philosophy ‘Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday’, so they built the mighty HEMI motor to dominate motorsports,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “That means 1960s era 426 HEMI-powered vehicles were typically the pinnacle of muscle cars. We’re auctioning an exceptional 1971 Dodge HEMI Challenger from the Frank Tiegs Collection that is a stunning example of the golden age of performance. The combination of its color, optional equipment like a Shaker hood and HEMI engine makes it a one-of-one car.”

Modern Dodge Muscle and the Mighty Viper

The list of the modern Dodge muscle cars headed to the auction block at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event begins with a handful of Last Call Chargers, including a couple SRT Hellcats, a few Redeyes and a limited-edition Super Bee. There are also some fresh 2021 and 2022 model year Chargers, for those shoppers who are more concerned with the supercharged V8 and less concerned about having a final model year car.

If you are looking to buy a modern Dodge Challenger, you have a pool of more than 20 cars from which to pick in Scottsdale. A few of those come from early in the modern era, including a 2009 SRT-8 and a 2011 Drag Pak, most of them come from the 2015-2023 model years. This includes a Black Ghost, a Swinger, an array of SRT Hellcat, Redeye and Super Stock models in different colors, seven examples of the 2018 SRT Demon and four examples of the 1,025-horsepower 2023 SRT Demon 170.

Two of those SRT Demons – one 2018 model and one 2023 model – are being sold as a unit by professional wrestling legend Bill Goldberg. These two modern Dodge SRT Demons are finished in the same Pitch Black paint and they have matching serial numbers – 1083 – so this is a rare chance for someone to own a pair of VIN-matched 2018 and 2023 SRT Demon models. Needless to say, the provenance of being owned by collector Bill Goldberg will add to the future collector’s value, making these two cars one of the hottest combos of the upcoming Barrett-Jackson event.

“Many factors play into collectability with a vehicle’s provenance and production number chief among them,” said Jackson. “As limited-edition builds, the 2023 Demon 170 and 2018 Demon being auctioned as a pair are especially desirable. Both are owned by WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg, have low mileage and share the same last VIN number. These two Demons also represent the end of a production era for Dodge’s gas-powered muscle cars. These are incredibly popular among collectors and have a bonus of being both road and track ready for the next owner.”

Finally, there are eight examples of the Dodge Viper headed to auction in Scottsdale, starting with a 1996 RT/10 Roadster and traveling forward through the history of the American supercar. There is a 1996 GTS Coupe, a 2002 RT/10 Convertible, a supercharged 2004 SRT-10 Convertible, a couple 2008 models, a 2014 GTS and a 2017 ACR Extreme, regarded by many to be one of the greatest American performance cars that has ever graced a street or a race track.

If you live near enough to Scottsdale to make it to the event, you can catch the daily auction action live, but if you would rather watch from home, you can click here to watch on the Barrett-Jackson website or you can watch on television, on the FYI and History channels (check your local listings for exact times and channels).