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The $250,000 Viper

Big money at the Barrett-Jackson

by on Jan.28, 2009

Hurst/Viper 1 goes for 250 "large" at the Barrett-Jackson

Hurst/Viper 1 goes for 250 "large" at the Barrett-Jackson

Though best known for delivering big bucks for classic cars, the annual Barrett-Jackson Auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona, rang the cash registers big time for this new Dodge Viper.

Actually, to be more accurate, it’s the Serial #1 50th Anniversary Hurst/Viper, which sold for a record-breaking $250,000 – more than any Hurst model or Viper has ever commanded at the BJ.

The first of only 50 to be built, the Hurst/Viper features the new Hurst HARD-DRIVE gold pistol-grip shifter, huge black chrome Hurst wheels, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires, Corsa exhaust and Moton Club Sport adjustable coil-over suspension with Eibach springs. To mark Hurst’s Golden Anniversary, the modified coupe is finished in a satin-gold paint with gloss black stripes. The interior features custom Hurst logo floor mats and a special Katzkin charcoal leather with Hurst embroidered logos, gold thread detailing and perforated leather inserts.

Half the sale price is being donated to a new Victory Junction camping facility for children for chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses to be built in Kansas City.

Now, if Chrysler could only get this much money for every Viper…

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