Welcome to V8Buick.com.
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 92
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Brandon, MS
    Posts
    3,525

    Default Who wants a Hellcat?

    I haven't owned a Dodge since I inherited my grandmother's 1953 Coronet in 1970. Looked like a Checker Taxi and drove like it too.

    These Challenger Hellcats coming out look pretty incredible. Even a run of the mill RT looks good and reasonably priced.

    Pros and Cons to buy one?

    I reckon the state troopers will have some Hellcat Chargers coming out in Q1 2015. By 2017, imagine buying a good used state trooper hellcat Charger with police tailoring. Will be pretty awesome, you think?
    Mike Mullen
    BPG #1278
    70 GS Stage1 auto 10-B
    96 Riviera Fuel Injected (not Supercharged)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    New Plymouth, Ohio
    Posts
    414

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    PROS; If you have the bucks to buy one you can take the same money and buy a really nice vintage GS
    Cons;It is a Dodge
    P.S. no hate mail please, I just hate to sit in anything that ain't a Buick

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    11,463

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Sorry Buick lovers anything with that much power is way cool in my book/. If I had the $$ I would have one
    John & Terry Kemper
    GSCA #4322
    BPG #1373


    70 Sportwagon

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI
    Posts
    408

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    That car is bada$$! I would love one if I was a wealthy man...The down side tho is that I think the Challenger body style is rather blah. But I'd still take one. You can also get it in a Charger. But then again its a 4 door.
    "Now bring me those cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of."

  5. #5
    cjp69's Avatar
    cjp69 is offline Platinum Level Contributor
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Kent, WA
    Posts
    10,462

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    I would like a Charger when they come out next year. Would make a great family car!
    Chris

    70 Stage 1 4 speed for sale or trade

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    14,423

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    I just found the operating instruction manual on line

    Alan W

    BPG # 1048 - Charter Member
    NE GS/GN Club - 17 Year Member
    68/69 Buick StepChild Nation - 29 Year Member

    What is a Buick StepChild ?
    Quote Originally Posted by 442w30 View Post
    ... They have awkward proportions from certain angles, and they look dumpy compared to their GM brethren
    ....'68 SportWagon400 "Sportn'Wood"..............'69 GS400 Convert "BigRed"..........

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,603

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69GS400s View Post
    I just found the operating instruction manual on line

    I actually watched the whole video lol!! Looks hard to fly imo.

    As far as the car goes, I'd def get 1 if things were different. Not a mopar fan by any means but come on, that's a lot of car.
    NY Chicago 64 65 Posse

    GSCA # 3741
    BPG # 1991
    494 Stroker, in the works
    2002 White Diamond Cadillac DeVille
    1965 GranSport 4 speed Coupe (Under Resto)
    1965 Skylark 462 12.21@109.8
    1964 Special Fireball V6, 3 on the tree! Sold
    1987 Grand National
    1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4sale..Gone. BACK!! Sold
    1995 Slammed Asstro
    17 in Boyd Coddingtons
    Daily Driver: retired :(
    1998 2 Door Blue Tahoe New
    Daily Runner, Garage kept Gem! :)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Wadsworth,OH
    Posts
    6,248

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    I think every brand has it's good and it's bad cars. I'd buy a Hellcat if I could.
    Phillip Sedlon
    Wadswoth,OH
    1970 GS convertible, 462/200-4R, (4250 lbs with me), 11.86 at 112 mph, 1.59 60'
    1978 Chevy Z28, 350/4-speed, no where near as fast.........yet!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    251

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    WOW. that is bad-ass. Awesome niche marketing to the likes of us too.

    Shame it doesn't have the WILDCAT body..... those Challengers and Chargers are too small for me...
    1968 Wildcat Custom coupe

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Simi Valley, CA
    Posts
    4,387

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Hellcat Police cars? Great, I'm driving a Jap econobox. Just what I need on my 6. lol

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    just north of Boston Ma
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Sweet Car , but i'd wait and see what the 2015 GNX brings....
    Kevin Hunt

    1967 Buick Wildcat custom convertible
    82 cutlass supreme (orig owner)
    collection of Vintage Snowmobiles

    excuses are the floor plans for fools

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Oh I have had my eye on it. Dont have the money...but still haha

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Caledonia, MI
    Posts
    4,762

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Oops, I just read this thread because the title made me wonder if the guy who married my exgirlfriend posted it.

    Seriously, that engine would make me want one. But, I would want to drive one first to see if I liked the rest of the car.
    Jerry
    '62 LeSabre 4dr. sedan
    '65 Skylark convt.
    '67 Skylark 2dr. hdtp.
    '30 Ford Roadster pickup
    '68 Nova SS
    '69 Z/28 RS apart
    '70 Camaro RS race project
    '71 Z/28 RS
    '73 Beetle convt. project
    '78 Futura
    '78 Fairmont wgn project
    '83 Olds Delta 88 Royale
    '88 Dakota
    '92 Plymouth
    '05 Silverado 4x4
    '14 Dodge Journey Blacktop edt.
    My name's Jerry and I'm a caraholic.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CH NJ/ SIC NJ
    Posts
    2,397

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Nice!

    http://www.streetlegaltv.com/news/he...kee-and-truck/

    Think the truck would be fun
    Do Right and Fear No Man!


    71' Skylark 455 4speed SOLD!
    Auto to 4 Speed conversion and 455 build completed by Nick at Gran Sport Garage
    87' GN with some go fast mods ("man that car is sweet Dad" my 10 year old) SOLD!

    BPG #2172
    13' Yukon Denali XL
    14' Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab Hemi 8 Speed!
    06' Pursuit OS 28 (new Money Pit)
    87' GN ("mothballed" for now)
    gone but not forgotten=
    68' Skylark Custom straight six
    68' Impala 327
    70' Monte 402

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,603

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Quote Originally Posted by kick71 View Post
    Man Mopar is killing it!!

    Never thought I'd be a mopar fan but they're doing some job to pull non-mopar guys to the dark side!!

    If I could I'd have a Challenger in my stable. Never thought I'd ever say such a thing!!! But I did!!!!
    NY Chicago 64 65 Posse

    GSCA # 3741
    BPG # 1991
    494 Stroker, in the works
    2002 White Diamond Cadillac DeVille
    1965 GranSport 4 speed Coupe (Under Resto)
    1965 Skylark 462 12.21@109.8
    1964 Special Fireball V6, 3 on the tree! Sold
    1987 Grand National
    1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4sale..Gone. BACK!! Sold
    1995 Slammed Asstro
    17 in Boyd Coddingtons
    Daily Driver: retired :(
    1998 2 Door Blue Tahoe New
    Daily Runner, Garage kept Gem! :)

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Near Flint, Mi
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjp69 View Post
    I would like a Charger when they come out next year. Would make a great family car!
    You must know the 7 rules of ownership first.

    https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motora...170957428.html

    Always use the red key....lol

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    6,782

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    I love Buicks, but in no way do I have an allegiance to the Buick name so much that I would buy one just because it's a Buick. Especially when you compare the way these 2 cars look. I mean really, is there a comparison? LOL The Buick looks like a repurposed econobox and the Hellcat looks like a pure breed ass kicker.

    2015 GN.jpg2015 Hellcat.jpg
    "Sometimes the place to be is right where you are"

    Ken Mild
    Proud member of The Stepchild Nation
    69 GS400; 462ci; 430hp, 530lb.ft.
    12.90 @108.45mph - Open diff. / 3.08 / BFG T/A's
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JjGIo3V40E

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,603

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Mild View Post
    I love Buicks, but in no way do I have an allegiance to the Buick name so much that I would buy one just because it's a Buick. Especially when you compare the way these 2 cars look. I mean really, is there a comparison? LOL The Buick looks like a repurposed econobox and the Hellcat looks like a pure breed ass kicker.

    2015 GN.jpg2015 Hellcat.jpg

    What buick is that Ken?!?!!???!!!

    That is one bad Buick!!!!!
    NY Chicago 64 65 Posse

    GSCA # 3741
    BPG # 1991
    494 Stroker, in the works
    2002 White Diamond Cadillac DeVille
    1965 GranSport 4 speed Coupe (Under Resto)
    1965 Skylark 462 12.21@109.8
    1964 Special Fireball V6, 3 on the tree! Sold
    1987 Grand National
    1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4sale..Gone. BACK!! Sold
    1995 Slammed Asstro
    17 in Boyd Coddingtons
    Daily Driver: retired :(
    1998 2 Door Blue Tahoe New
    Daily Runner, Garage kept Gem! :)

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Live Oak Florida
    Posts
    7,789

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Id like to see the drive train put into a Prowler. Orrrr bring back the magnum and put the Hellcat power in that.
    ROA Member # 13359
    BCA #46919
    BPG #2320
    68 Riviera: Show car.
    78 Regal:Track car 1.47 60'- 7.00.9 1/8 mile, 11.14 1/4

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Niles, IL
    Posts
    302

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    The car has too much power. Yes there is such a thing. It's one thing for a professional racer to drive something like that on a track. It's another for some guy to plop down his money and drive off the lot. You have to know how to handle that kind of power. I've already read a story about some guy who totaled his hellcat on the day he took delivery.
    1974 Buick LeSabre Luxus Convertible Stage 1
    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP (stick)
    2014 Chevy Volt (something to balance out the beasts)

    Walter

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    2,582

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    The Hellcat has impressive stats but the whole retro thing has gotten boring for me. I've moved on.

    Now if that Buick has the credentials of a CTS-V I would be more than happy to spend some retirement money on her.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Caledonia, MI
    Posts
    4,762

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Man Crashes 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat One Hour After Buying Muscle Car (SEE IT)


    Jerry
    '62 LeSabre 4dr. sedan
    '65 Skylark convt.
    '67 Skylark 2dr. hdtp.
    '30 Ford Roadster pickup
    '68 Nova SS
    '69 Z/28 RS apart
    '70 Camaro RS race project
    '71 Z/28 RS
    '73 Beetle convt. project
    '78 Futura
    '78 Fairmont wgn project
    '83 Olds Delta 88 Royale
    '88 Dakota
    '92 Plymouth
    '05 Silverado 4x4
    '14 Dodge Journey Blacktop edt.
    My name's Jerry and I'm a caraholic.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Happy Valley, Oregon
    Posts
    1,395

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Id take a 2015 Chevrolet Stingray ZO6 any day over that shuttle craft.
    I thought I have seen on YOUTUBE the ZO6 drag racing the Hellcat and
    spanking it...more that once. And...like anybody who would buy one
    would actually put anybody in the back seats.
    The yellow ZO6 is beautiful.

    Just my opinion...

    Buick Eric / Oregon

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    PAWLEYS ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA
    Posts
    1,728

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Not me, I make it a point never to buy anything "SLOWER" than what I already own !!!
    *1972 GS Stage1 Numbers matching Survivor"
    * 2 - 87 "GRAND NATIONALS" Most Optioned $OLD and GrandNasty
    * 1969 Electra 225 Custom--"RED on RED CONVERTIBLE" (BiggestRed)--Numbers matching California Survivor"
    * 1970 Electra 225 Custom--AquaMist--Numbers matching Survivor--$OLD !!!"
    _________________________
    "HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST"
    _________________________


  25. #25
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southwest Ohio
    Posts
    5,042

    Default Re: Who wants a Hellcat?

    Quote Originally Posted by AC View Post
    You must know the 7 rules of ownership first.

    https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motora...170957428.html

    Always use the red key....lol
    The guy that made that video is as pompous an a**clown as they come. Just another jackwagon with more money than brains and thinks he has "car guy cred" cause he had a wallet big enough to buy the flavor of the month on car mag land. I guarantee he'd get spanked in his precious hellcat buy a guy with a slightly warmed GN that actually knew what he was doing.
    Shawn
    "I drive too fast to worry about my cholesterol..."
    -72 Skylark- Project "Rusty Hulk"- 462ci 4 speed street bruiser
    Build Thread: http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?293656-Build-Thread-Project-Rusty-Hulk
    -72 Skylark- The wifes ride, " Elsa " - bone stock and classy cruiser
    BPG #2288 (RIP)
    BCA Member #???? (For Now)

    "The garage looks like the house of
    Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde..."






 

 
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 2015 Challenger Hellcat
    By blyons79 in forum The Bench
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 07-21-2014, 07:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top