Update, June 25, 2018: This past weekend, this two-car item sold at Barrett Jackson Northeast for $1 million. While , it's still a significant price for the very last Viper and Demon ever built. And it's all going to a good cause: As Dodge has done in years past, the proceeds from this auction will go directly to United Way. Our original article, published on April 13, 2018, when the auction was first announced, appears below; you can .
The last five years have been a renaissance of performance at Dodge. The latest Viper, recently discontinued, was the best snake yet: Razor sharp on the race track, blessed with modern technology, but still rowdy and old-school with a six-speed stick and the kind of power that wasn't easy to tame. The Challenger SRT Demon was the most laser-aimed drag-racing machine you could buy from the factory and drive on the street, a daring package from any automaker.
And now's your chance to buy the very last example of both hardcore performance cars.
is a two-car package set to be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on June 20th. The auction item includes the very last Viper and the very last Challenger SRT Demon ever built, both wearing Viper red paint and a black Alcantara interior, along with the requisite Demon Crate full of goodies.
This is a rather unforeseen opportunity— the Viper included in this listing was originally intended for the automaker's heritage museum. And the Challenger SRT was meant to be special-ordered by buyers, though a look around the market shows not everyone followed those rules.
One hundred percent of proceeds from the two-car auction will go to United Way, a charity with an unexpected bit of Viper history: When Dodge cleaned out the Connor Assembly Plant, the facility where Vipers were built, it auctioned off all the memorabilia from the cleanout to benefit United Way as well.
As for how much the two-car ticket will go for? It's hard to predict, but we can look at past auctions for a clue. Dodge auctioned the very first Gen 5 Viper built in 2012, and the first Challenger SRT Hellcat built in 2014, for a combined total of $2 million. Given that these are the very last of each model, we suspect they might fetch considerably more.
If you're interested in bidding on this ultimate Dodge two-car garage, you can . Who knows? With the right (assumedly very large) bid, you might end up with an irreplaceable piece of Dodge history. Or rather, two pieces.