The first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat carrying VIN #0001 was sold for $825,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday, September 27. All proceeds will go to Opportunity Village, an organization serving those with intellectual disabilities in Las Vegas.
One lucky new driver is officially the owner of the Hellcat Challenger with Vin#0001 that was donated by Dodge and auctioned off this past week at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas. All $825,000, which was also matched by the Engelstad Family Foundation totaling $1,650,000, was given to the Opportunity Village.
This Las Vegas-area non-profit charity assists intellectually challenged individuals and their families in the southern Nevada area, helping their beneficiaries become independent, teaching work skills and aiding them in self-betterment.
In addition to aides and volunteers, Opportunity Village operates a thrift store in the region. Annually, they assist over 3,000 people with needs ranging from job skills to social enrichment.
The auction package included a HEMI Orange painted presentation box with VIN #0001 electronic vehicle build book and video documentary, still shots, vehicle footage, an authentic Challenger SRT Hellcat embossed Laguna Leather iPad sleeve, a signed SRT Hellcat lithograph and a unique “birth certificate” for VIN #0001.
What makes this SRT Hellcat so unique is not only it being the first production vehicle, but it will wear a one-time only Viper exclusive Stryker Red finish. This paint will be applied by hand at the Dodge Viper paint facility, and the sale will include special Hellcat badging, specific VIN documentation and one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
Aside from carrying VIN 0001, the car is also the only Challenger that will ever feature the Viper-exclusive color Stryker for the exterior. The metallic hue is contrasted against matte black wheels.
The winning bidder for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN 0001 will not only get a slice of muscle car history, but also a windfall of video and still documentary content, a pseudo “birth certificate” for the car, and an autographed SRT Hellcat lithograph. It’s just about all you need to create the perfect Hellcat shrine in your garage.
Over the past few years, it has become very common for the first unit of a vehicle to be auctioned off for charity, and 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN #0001 will join an impressive list of “firsts” to hit the block this year.
Source: Hoffman Chrysler Jeep Dodge