You know that old saying about not getting cocky, because there is always somebody out there doing it better than you can? I can’t lie, I’ve been feeling pretty cocky about the progress that has been made with our Angry Grandpa Chrysler 300C. It’s quick, it sounds great, it’s still fully streetable with no real deviation from where it was before the build, and yet, when you bury your right foot, you know this isn’t a regular used-lot car. I know there are quicker Chryslers running the quarter-mile, but whatever…I’m good with that.
Then, as I was walking through the PRI show, I came face to face with a solid reality check: the Kooks Headers 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT-8. You can’t miss it, it’s the Chrysler with the bright orange and lace graphic wrap and the freaking parachute hanging off of the back. This is a 175 MPH brick, a ProCharged, 426 stroker Hemi-powered monster, and was Papa Kook’s personal hot rod all the way up until his passing in August, 2015. And even when he was in his mid-70s, he didn’t mess around one bit. His SRT-8 is a beast of a car, one that would absolutely shame Grandpa back into the driveway. Scroll down to learn more about it: