With production finally underway for the Hellephant crate engine, they are finally getting into the hands of customers. We don’t know how many engines are being made, but they sold out within 48 hours of its 2018 reveal. If you missed out on the chance to buy one, however, you may still have the chance to purchase one- at a premium.
Over the past week, there have been at least two postings for a Hellephant engine for sale. One is currently for sale on mopargenuineparts.com for $32,940, or roughly $2,000 more than the $29,995 original price. Despite sounding official, the site with the listing is run by Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram in Long Island, NY. However, while the listing is there, it says, “this item is unavailable at this time”. Its existence, though, proves they obviously have intent to sell it. It’s unclear if the dealership bought the engine with plans to resell, or if a customer is going through them. They also only show stock photos of the engine, so they probably haven’t received theirs yet.
Earlier this week, there was also a listing for a Hellephant on Facebook, but has since been removed. We don’t know if it was sold or just taken offline.
The Mopar 6.9L supercharged V8 Hellephant crate engine pushes out 1000 hp and 995 lb ft of torque, and is assembled in Indiana. While it is based on the Hellcat V8, it uses an all aluminum block. It also offers a plug and play package that simplifies the instillation for pre-1976 vehicles.
What both of these posts show is that people bought Hellephant engines with the intention to sell them for profit. There also could be people that have simple decided they no longer want it. Mopar didn’t put any restrictions on resale of the Hellephant crate engine, so stay tuned to see if any more go on the market.