In 2016, Danny Thompson drove the Challenger 2 on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a two-way average of 406.769 mph. In doing so he finished what his father, Mickey Thompson, had started with the quad-engine Challenger all the way back in 1959. In 2018 Danny made it happen again—this time with a little more cooperation from the salt—and upped his own record to 448.757 mph to claim the unofficial title of world’s fastest piston-powered car. Danny retired the car after that and it has spent its time since in various racing museums. Next year, in 2020, it’s going up for sale at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/09/10/danny-thompsons-5000-horsepower-challenger-2-auction