$200,000 Dodge Challenger race car stolen in San Bernardino

Dodge Challenger
This $200,000 race car was stolen from a shop near downtown San Bernardino.
(San Bernardino Police Department)

Authorities are searching for a $200,000 race car stolen from a San Bernardino shop Monday, police said.

The car, a 2008 Dodge Challenger modeled after Mopar’s “Superbirds,” was having motor work done so it could break 200 mph when it was stolen from a downtown race shop, said San Bernardino police Sgt. Rob Young.

Suspects backed up to the car’s trailer and pulled away with it Sunday night or Monday, he said.

Information led investigators to the empty trailer, which was recovered Tuesday night. Three suspects were arrested and search warrants led police to at least seven stolen vehicles, although the race car was not among them, Young said.

Police are still investigating the degree of the suspects’ involvement in the race car theft, he said.

“We’re still looking for it. We’re turning over about every rock that we can find out here,” Young said.

Police believe the car is still in the San Bernardino or Riverside areas, he said. The San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force and the Riverside Auto Theft Task Force are investigating.

The car has a Wyoming license plate 15GRIZ. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (909) 384-5742.

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