Earlier this summer, two historic Dodge vehicles were auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in Connecticut as part of the “The Ultimate Last Chance” auction. The vehicles in question were the final 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the very last 645-horsepower 2017 Dodge Viper. The two Dodge vehicles, which together offer a total 1,485 horsepower, were auctioned as a pair to benefit The United Way.
The two vehicles together earned $1 million for The United Way — 100 percent of the “hammer price” will benefit the nonprofit organization. This marked the highest final price that was raised during the four-day auction at Mohegan Sun.
“We know the power of the Dodge Viper and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to put a smile on people’s faces; we’re smiling today because we know the power of this donation to the United Way,” remarked Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT — FCA North America. “These particular vehicles mark the end of their eras as the last vehicles of their kind to be built; it’s rare to have just one such vehicle cross the auction block, much less a pair at the same time.”
Both Dodge models were auctioned off in the Viper Red color on June 23. The Challenger SRT Demon had to be hand-painted to match once it came off production lines at the Brampton Assembly Plant.
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