If you want to be a proud owner of the very first Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you can now do it for a good cause. The American carmaker has announced that it will auction the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction, which is scheduled on September 25-27 in Las Vegas. The company will give away the auction money to Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area. Barrett-Jackson will also waive off all bidding and consignment fees, so 100 percent of the sale price will be donated to Opportunity Village.
Expressing his views on the auctioning of the latest Dodge, Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC said, “The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is already guaranteed to be one of the hottest cars that will roll through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes in decades to come. The VIN 0001 being auctioned this year is the ultimate one-of-one collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger, as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”
The one-of-one special-edition 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine and 0001 vehicle identification number (VIN), has an NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 126 mph, 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque on tap right from the assembly line. Adding to the exclusivity, this American muscle car will be the only Dodge Challenger to ever have a Viper-exclusive Stryker Red exterior – hand-painted at the Dodge Viper paint facility – and it will include special Hellcat badging, specific VIN documentation and one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
The auction package includes a HEMI painted presentation box with a VIN0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage, an authentic Challenger SRT Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve, a signed SRT Hellcat lithograph and unique “birth certificate” for VIN0001.
Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company said, “It’s also going to be the means to help countless people with severe intellectual and related disabilities reach their potential. We’re honored that Dodge chose our 2014 Las Vegas auction to sell Hellcat VIN001 to support Opportunity Village. Not only will the wonderful people at this organization benefit from the sale of this muscle car, but the winning bidder will own a truly amazing piece of American automotive history.”
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