A few weeks ago, we told you that the last of two models produced by Dodge were going to take over the Barrett-Jackson auction and that the two would be sold together, like an old pair of shoes.
Well, the event took place last weekend in Connecticut, and for a final price of $1 million USD, these two coveted collectible cars flew off.
The good news is that the sale proceeds will go to the United Way charity. Since the original announcement in May of the pair being offered, when the final Challenger SRT Demon was assembled, Dodge has been clear in it's intentions.
“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 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.”
This sale officially marks the end of these two iconic models, although in the case of the Viper, the final edition was assembled in August 2017.
However, we should not rule out the possibility of a return, in one case or the other... and especially with regard to the over the top version of the Challenger. To believe that Dodge will leave the floor to Ford and Chevrolet would be a big mistake.