May 15th, 2008
The first production 2008 Dodge Viper ACR that was raffled off to a lucky Viper Club of America member is now up for auction on EBAY. Ron and Teri Wellington from Michigan won the car back in February by purchasing 3 raffle tickets for $300. Of course, winning has it’s additional costs from Uncle Sam, to the tune of around $30,000 in taxes that will be due next year. The 2008 Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) was designed to fill the gap between the production Viper SRT10 and the Viper Competition Coupe. This raffle car came complete with every available ACR option including driver’s stripe, two-toned black center band and the Hard Core Package, which includes lap timer as well as other enhancements for the track.
It should be interesting to see how the bidding proceeds on this car (it does have a reserve, no fun!). Even with the Viper’s future being questionable with recent developments at Chrysler Headquarters, we don’t think it will come anywhere near to what the first production 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that closed at a few months ago, a cool 1 million dollars. Not to mention this raffle car was given to all the magazines and testers to thrash around for a few months before the official owners actually took delivery. Click on the picture below to watch the auction unfold: