To raise money for charity, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is getting ready to auction off two very desirable modern performance cars as a pair at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction event this June: the final 2017 Dodge Viper ever built at the now-closed Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, and the last of Dodge’s limited-run Challenger SRT Demon. Together, the two cars have a combined horsepower rating of nearly 1,500 horsepower, and it’s reasonable to suspect that even sold individually, each car would command a massive price due to their supreme collectibility.
“An avid collector could search a lifetime to try to put two vehicles of this pedigree together and never find it, it’s that elusive,” Dodge//SRT Head Steve Beahm summarized the auction lot. “Pairing the last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Dodge Viper production cars – two of America’s most sought-after vehicles – under the roof of Barrett-Jackson gives someone the ‘last’ chance to own this unique piece of automotive history, and Dodge//SRT the opportunity to raise money for a cause close to our hearts.”
That cause is United Way – a non-profit organization that helps support and raise funds for countless charitable organizations. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction of these two cars will benefit the organization.
Both the last-ever 2017 Dodge Viper and the last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are being auctioned in an exclusive “Viper Red” exterior paint hue, with black interiors featuring VIN instrument panel badging. Each comes with unique VIN documentation and “one-of-a-kind” memorabilia. The Demon also includes a custom Demon car cover, a rear-seat delete, and the “Demon Crate” – a package of extra performance parts to help owners get their SRT Demons ready for drag racing.
The Dodge Viper officially ended production last fall, about twenty five years after the first Viper rolled off the Conner Avenue plant line. The final iteration of the “race car for the road” featured an 8.4-liter V10 engine pumping out 645 horsepower. The Challenger SRT Demon, meanwhile, was meant from the beginning to be a limited-edition, one-year model, with total production capped at 3,300 units. The two-door makes 840 horsepower on racing fuel, and in the right conditions, it can blast through the quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds.