Finding your favorite car at auction can be a great way to get your hands on it for a bargain – but auctions aren’t always about finding the best price on your dream car. The Ultimate Last Chance auction, scheduled as part of the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction in June, is about getting your hands on some one-of-a-kind Dodge horsepower – for a good cause. What cars are being auctioned and what will it cost you to get your hands on them?
The Ultimate Last Chance
2017 was the last year for the Dodge Viper. The sportscar disappeared from Dodge showrooms everywhere due to new safety regulations. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards were changed to require that all cars had to have side curtain airbags installed by 2017. The already cramped interior of the Viper just didn’t have enough headroom to be able to safely install these airbags, so Dodge had to call it quits on this sexy sportscar just four years after it was revived.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, on the other hand, was a super-limited run of the Challenger. Only 3,300 of these cars were ever made, they started at $84,995 stock and had the highest horsepower of any production car on the market at the time, capable of generating a whopping 840 ponies.
Either one of these fantastic models would be a prize to the lucky collector that manages to get their hands on them – but these cars aren’t being sold alone. The last Dodge Viper and the last Dodge Demon will be auctioned off – together – in the ultimate last chance for any hardcore Dodge collector.
Where to Bid
So where can you get your hands on these two pieces of fantastic Dodge engineering? The auction will be held as part of the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction, held in Connecticut between June 20th and 23rd this year.
Don’t expect to buy these beauties at MSRP though. The last time Dodge put a car like one of these up on the auction block for charity, it was a first off the line Challenger Hellcat that sold for $1.6 million in a 2014 auction. Then you’re going to want to make sure you have a nice clean place to display them. No street parking for these guys.
It’s all for a good cause though – the cars go to a collector and all the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the United Way.
If you really want to get your hands on some Dodge history, and support a good cause while you’re doing it, head to Connecticut in June and dig deep – this is going to be an auction for the record books.