By Patrick Rall
The Chrysler Group has announced that when the very first
production unit of the 2013 SRT Viper rolls off of the Connor Avenue assembly
line in Detroit, it will be destined for the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in
Orange Country California. Like many “first
off” vehicles that head to a high profile auto auction, the proceeds will go to
charity with the beneficiaries of the first 2013 Viper auction being the Austin
Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer helps assist
families who have a child battling pediatric cancer and while there is no way
of knowing just how much the first production version of the 2013 SRT Viper
will bring – we can bet that it will be a nice chunk of change.
No details have been provided as to what we
can expect from the first 2013 Viper but if we had to place bets – we would
expect that it would be sporting the GTS package with every bell and whistle
SRT has available for the new supercar.
Aside from the fact that this auction will be for the first
official production model of the 2013 SRT Viper, Chrysler might just do
something special to make this auction car even more valuable. In the past some companies have sent cars to
auction with a unique exterior color (like Ford’s 1-of-1 Grabber Blue Boss 302)
so perhaps SRT will offer the first Viper in a unique paint code to bring more
attention to it but even something as simple as a dash plaque pointing out that
the car in question 2013 SRT Viper #0000001 should be enough to bring in a
great deal of money for this honorable charity.