First SRT Viper Sells for $300,000 at California Auction
By Jake Lingeman
The first 2013 SRT Viper sold for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Costa Mesa, Calif., on June 23. The final price made the Viper the top seller of the event.
Proceeds from the sale will go to the Austin Hatcher Foundation, which helps families and children affected by pediatric cancer.
The Viper, which debuted at the New York auto show in April, carries an 8.4-liter, 640-hp V10 combined with a six-speed manual transmission. The new-generation car made news with its traction and launch control, two firsts for the nameplate. It will arrive in dealerships near the end of this year.
You might recall that in January, a 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 durability prototype sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the same price of $300,000. This no doubt will add fuel to the Hatfield and McCoy-level battle between Ford and Chrysler customers.
Bidding on the SRT Viper surpassed $250,000, then a trip to the SRT Track Experience and tickets to Petit Le Mans were added, powering the car to the $300,000 mark.
The value of this future museum piece is likely to go up. We'd bet that in 10 years or so the $300,000 paid will feel like pennies to a new buyer. Here's to hoping that the car goes somewhere we can all enjoy it.
Ok folks lets give this buyer a break. This guy is doing it as a charitable effort so the money can go to families and children affected by pediatric cancer.
He probably doesn't even need or want the car.... hell, he may even give it back to them to auction off again for charity sake,
Or....... would you all rather talk about the stupid car, and whether or not the guy shouldn't have bought the car and just kept his money burried in the back yard ????
Lets look at the good deed he is doing with gratitude and appreciate the story for what it's worth - which is helping those poor folks who are grappling with children with cancer.
Mr. buyer whoever you are - I applaud you !
In other words, this thing handles and screams.
There will always be rich people. Deal with it.
Ok folks lets give this buyer a break. Were missing the point, the car was bought to help families, who cares how good or bad the money can go to families affected by paediatric cancer. which is helping those poor folks who are grappling with cancer.
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