Dodge Brings Back Plum Crazy Challenger, Charger for 2016 Only

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Dodge is offering its famous heritage hue Plum Crazy on both the Challenger and Charger, for one year only.

The new purple shade will be revealed on the cars this weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Dodge says that Plum Crazy is one of the most highly requested colors for its cars, and has been since the color’s debut in 1970.

Order books for Plum Crazy Challengers and Chargers will open in September for those who have already purchased a car and in October for everyone else. It will only be available to order in the 2016 model year.

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On the 2016 Charger, the SXT, R/T, SRT 392, Scat Pack and Hellcat can all be ordered with the special hue. For Challenger, it can be had on the STX, R/T, Shaker, Scat Pack, SRT 392 and Hellcat.

Since the Challenger and Charger returned to the market in 2006, just 11 percent of all the cars built are painted in a limited-edition hue, making them very collectable. If you look at just Plum Crazy, a scant 7,460 examples of this paint hue have left Dodge factories since 2006.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Adrian McCabe Adrian McCabe on Aug 13, 2015

    Bring these to Australia

    • C. Lewis C. Lewis on Aug 25, 2015

      Sorry....but you can have your GTOs back though.

  • Popeye D. Saylorman Popeye D. Saylorman on Aug 25, 2015

    Cool Color. I remember when this color was around on the originals. Unfortunatly this color never held up to the weather back then. The color would fade prematurely and crack. Of course I am sure todays paint is much better after a 45 year time span.

    • C. Lewis C. Lewis on Aug 25, 2015

      Not necessarily simply because of the restrictions placed on paint formulation now. Sure, they have the ability to make superior automotive paint compared to back in the day but can't because of environmental regulations and such. I love my Challenger in 'Blackberry Pearl' but it scratches if you accidentally breath on it.