Is This 2018 Dodge Demon Convertible a Good Idea?


2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon convertible

Only in Florida

The Sunshine State is known for many things. Among them is the fact that there are some rather wild folks down there. This is perfectly exemplified in the purple Dodge Demon that was converted into a droptop. The owner apparently liked his Demon, but wanted to feel the sun on is face as he drag-raced from stoplight to stoplight. The car is now for sale on consignment at Cape Coral Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealership. 

This particular Demon is currently on its second owner and is number 2,762 of 3,300 built. The coupe was converted to a convertible by Droptop Customs of High Springs, Florida. The company is known for doing convertible conversions on Challengers. According to Motor Authority, Shaquille O’Neal commissioned two Challengers to be converted. 

The conversion is more intricate than just chopping off the roof. The company reinforced the frame rails and rockers with additional metal bracing. The trunk and the shock towers were also reinforced. The doors also received gussets to the bottom rear corners. 

The soft top that was put in place features a three-layer design and a heated rear window. It is power operated by a hydraulic motor but it does latch manually. It is recommended to be operated while the car is stationary. The cost of the conversion is unknown. The price of the car sits at $145,995. That’s a notable jump from the $84,995 base price. The car has only run 172 miles in its life.