The final production example of the Dodge Demon and Viper were sold to one lucky Mopar enthusiast at Barrett-Jackson’s Connecticut auction over the weekend.
The unnamed individual paid a significant $1 million for both pieces of automotive Americana, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the United Way.
Both of the cars are painted the same shade of Viper Red. Notably, the Demon was hand painted in this color at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario as Viper Red isn’t part of the color palette for the Challenger. ‘Viper Red’ is also the shade the first-generation Viper RT/10 was shown in when it debuted in the early 1990s.
Described as the “ultimate last chance” this auction lot also included several pieces of Mopar memorabilia, including authentication kits for each vehicle containing custom build sheets, authenticity letters and certification cards. The buyer also received iPads with videos and photos of the cars and other custom branded items.
“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,” said SRT brand boss Steve Beahm. “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.”
Vehicles like the Dodge Demon, and especially the 8.4-liter V10 Viper, are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The lucky new owner of these two vehicles is now in possession of two highly collectible future classics. We’d wouldn’t be surprised if the $1 million they paid ended up being pennies compared to what these will eventually be worth – especially if the Viper name is dead for good, as many believe it is.
“The winner is taking home two spectacular and historically significant vehicles, and we can’t thank Dodge enough for bringing this special moment to our Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun,” concluded Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson.
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