Dodge Challenger Hellcat fetches $825,000 at auction
The first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat sold for $825,000 during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction Saturday.
The vehicle, serial number one with a “Stryker Red” exterior developed for the Dodge Viper, was sold to Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and several Chrysler dealerships.
“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,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge and SRT brands president and CEO, in a statement.
The Challenger Hellcat auctioned higher than many other vehicles that drove across the auction block Saturday, including a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, VIN No. 003 that raised $147,500 and a 50 Years Limited Edition Ford Mustang that sold for $170,000.
The auctioned Challenger Hellcat included a special 6.2-liter supercharger engine cover and a “Hemi Orange” painted presentation containing an iPad with a video documentary that shows the step-by-step building of the car.
Money raised from the Challenger Hellcat auction benefited Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with significant intellectual disabilities in the Las Vegas area. The Engelstad Family Foundation of Las Vegas matched the auction price, bringing the grand total raised for Opportunity Village to $1.65 million.