2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 Fetches $1.65M for Charity
On September 27, the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction for a whopping $825,000. As the proceeds benefitted Opportunity Village in Vegas, the Engelstad Family Foundation of Las Vegas decided to match the auction price, giving it a grand total of $1.65 million and marking the largest sum ever fetched for a car in the history of Barrett-Jackson.
To its credit, Barrett-Jackson waived the bidding and consignment fees so that 100% of the proceeds would benefit the charity.
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And, of course, Rick Hendrick was the one to place the bid. Anyone surprised? Bueller? Bueller?
“The $1.65 million raised by auctioning this one-of-one Dodge Challenger Hellcat at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction means the most powerful muscle car ever will also have a very powerful impact on the people who benefit from the services of Opportunity Village,” commented Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands, Chrysler Group LLC. “The VIN0001 muscle car was not only one of the hottest cars that rolled through the Barrett-Jackson auction lanes, it is also the ultimate collectible 2015 Dodge Challenger as Dodge is ensuring there will never be another one like it.”
Included in the auction package for the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 is a 6.2-liter supercharger engine cover and a HEMI Orange painted base presentation block, as well as a video documentary on an iPad mini that covers the process of building the car.
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“We are so unbelievably thankful for the support of Dodge and Barrett-Jackson,” said Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director, Opportunity Village. “We are touched by their amazing generosity and support of our mission here to support individuals with disabilities by giving them the chance to lead independent and fulfilling lives.”