The Dodge Charger is not strictly speaking a rare car. But the one we are talking about here has known two famous owners. The first is an American actor accustomed to the box office peaks. The second is an English singer, a great collector of cars.
There will be a lot of people at the sale Race Retro Classic Car organized next weekend by Silverstone Auctions. In addition to the Mister Bean’s Mercedes 500 E and Lancia Thema 8.32 , a “Bullitt Spec” Dodge Charger , owned by Jamiroquai group leader Jay Kay , will also go under the hammer . Before him, the muscle car was already in the hands of another celebrity, the American actor Bruce Willis.
The Dodge Charger, a beast of the stage
The second generation of the Charger, appeared in 1968 is undoubtedly the one that comes to mind at the evocation of the model. Born after the erosion of the sales of the first iteration, it was popularized notably by the series “Sheriff, make me afraid”, but also and especially thanks to its role in the film ” Bullitt ” with Steve McQueen.
Under the hood, it’s a 7.2-liter V8 that scolds. It develops either 375 horses or 425 in the so-called big block version of the R / T model. And in 1969, a six-cylinder completes the range from below. Transmission side, the buyer has the choice between a three-speed automatic or a four-speed mechanical .
Offered to Bruce Willis by Demi Moore
Initially, this 1969 Dodge Charger was offered to the actor by his first wife, Demi Moore. And Willis is not in his first collection car, since he has three other rare specimens . A Shelby GT500 of 1968, a Pontiac Firebird 400 of the same year and a Chevrolet Corvette 1957. Despite his separation from the actress in 1998, the actor will keep his collection until 2008. There, she will be dispersed at auction in Los Angeles.
This Dodge Charger with the illustrious pedigree is estimated between 50 and 60 000 pounds (56 – 67 000 euros) . If it is awarded in these waters, the sum will not be unreasonable in light of the market. See you at Stoneleigh on February 24th when it’s auctioned to see the result.