First 2013 SRT Viper fetches $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 26, 2012

The first 2013 SRT Viper was sold via an auction that benefits the Austin Hatcher Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The winning bid was for $300,000. The bidding process began last April. The unit shown on the stage of Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Orange County, California, was not the actual first “saleable” SRT Viper.

Rather, it was a late-stage prototype that accurately shows what the recipient’s vehicle will be. The winning bidder also gets an SRT Track experience. According to Beth Paretta, SRT’s marketing manager, she was excited upon first meeting Jim Osborn, the co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

She also expressed delight at re-introducing the iconic supercar back into the American Le Mans Series. Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson said that the first new car he bought was a 1997 Viper while his second was a 2003 Viper.

Bidding started at $20,000 but it quickly climbed and landed six figures after several seconds. The bids only started to slow down when they approached the $200,000 range.

The final bid was $300,000, which is very impressive but is far from the $1 million winning bid in 2008 for the first production Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, bought by Chevrolet dealership owner Dave Ressler. The United Way of Southeast Michigan benefited from the proceeds of this auction.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly a decade after Opel and sister brand Vauxhall introduced the Insignia large family car, these companies are now getting ready to unveil the second generation of this offering from...
by - December 7, 2016
After we caught a glimpse of the revamped Amarok, VW Australia once again wants to give its ute a sinister look inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise. The “Korama”...
by - December 7, 2016
Customers in the European market are known for leaning towards style and with this in mind, Nissan has revealed the special LEAF Black Edition. While the production run of this...
by - December 7, 2016
When Volkswagen unveiled the VW Atlas, it declared that this SUV is being developed for the United States and is set to arrive as a 2018 model. It also unveiled...
by - December 7, 2016
Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries