If a Hemi-powered muscle car is on your personal bucket list, here’s a 1970 Dodge Challenger with loads of bucket-list experience — Hollywood style.
Matter of fact, this Challenger is the very car driven by Jack Nicholson in the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, according to the California seller who’s advertising the hardtop on ClassicCars.com.
Anyone who has seen that popular film should be able to identify the Banana Yellow-and-Black Challenger from its role as the “hero car” for close-ups and driving shots. In the film, driving race cars was one of the bucket-list items for the terminally ill characters played by Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, and the Challenger became part of the dream.
The Challenger is not an original car but a resto-mod created by famed muscle-car builder Ted Moser, who also built them for the Fast and Furious movie series, the seller states. It’s powered by a newer 5.7-liter Hemi V8 backed by an automatic transmission and slowed by a set of Weldman disc brakes.
After The Bucket List movie, the car appeared in a few TV roles, including on NCIS with Mark Harmon, and the 2010 movie, The Runaways.
The asking price is $57,500, which would seem kind of high for a non-original car except for its interesting Hollywood provenance. Another selling point is that the Challenger has only been driven about 2,000 miles since its restoration for The Bucket List, with less than 60,000 miles overall.
So if this is the car you’ve always wanted, go for it before it’s too late.
Or as Nicholson’s character said in The Bucket List: “We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.”