First Last Generation Viper Is Going To Auction At Barrett-Jackson:

VIN #001 Goes To The Auction Block...

Dodge’s iconic halo car, the Viper has been gone for two solid model years now. The Viper made a global legacy like no other Dodge vehicle in the brand’s history. During the period between 1992 and 2017, there were around 31,500 Viper built. Of those cars, approximately 2,427 were of the last generation Viper coupes (also called the GEN V in the Viper community).

You might remember that Dodge//SRT auctioned off the very last Viper (a 2017 Dodge Viper GTS) along with the very last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in June 2018. Both vehicles were sold together for a cool $1 million USD with all the proceeds going to the United Way. 

With that being said, the SRT brand auctioned off the first production-model 2013 SRT Viper GTS for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County (Calif.) Auction in June 2012 with the proceeds going to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The winning bidder was Scott Thomas, an avid car collector from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He got to pick up his Viper on January 10th, 2013 during a ceremony with former CEO Sergio Marchionne, former SRT Brand President and CEO (now Head of FCA Design) Ralph Gilles, at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

2013 SRT Viper GTS VIN #001. (Barrett-Jackson).

Fast forward seven years, the car is hitting the auction block once again. Thomas is putting the car up for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. The car has no reserve placed on it, so it will be very interesting to see how the Stryker Red-colored GTS does on the block seven years later. The car is under lot #1398.

2013 SRT Viper GTS VIN #001. (Barrett-Jackson).

In addition to the original SRT Viper Media Kit, its offering includes photographs taken on the day of delivery with all the factory workers posing behind the car, the original manufacturer’s brochures and other memorabilia from the 2013 Viper launch event, including pictures of Sergio Marchionne personally handing the car over to Scott Thomas. In addition to clear bra paint protection, the Viper includes a hard-wired trickle charger and original car cover. All warranty and recall service work has been performed. 

2013 SRT Viper GTS VIN #001. (Barrett-Jackson).

So how much do you think the first production-model 2013 SRT Viper GTS will go for at Barrett-Jackson? Leave your answer in the comment below.






Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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