April 25, 2002
Last Dodge Viper Coupe to be auctioned at fundraiser
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The last Dodge Viper Coupe produced will be auctioned May 7th at a Northwood University, Michigan scholarship fundraiser.
The Viper, a special Final Edition GTS Coupe numbered 360 of 360, will mark the end of coupe production at DaimlerChrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. The all-new, redesigned 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 is offered exclusively as a convertible.
The Final Edition Coupe, representing the last car built on the 2002 Dodge Viper platform, will be part of the only run of production Vipers to wear a Viper red with dual stone white-striped paint scheme. The white over red theme was the same one that carried the Viper GTS-R/T race car to an outright win at the 2000 Daytona 24-hour sports car racing event and consecutive American Le Mans Series manufacturers championships.
In addition to the special paint striping, a number of other details distinguish the GTS Final Edition. Inside, red-stitched, black leather steering wheel and shift knob are unique to the model, with a numbered dash plaque recognizing each individual car from the series.
The black tie auction will be held at the Detroit Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint. Tickets are $150 per person. Corporate tables are also available.
For ticket information, contact Northwood University at (248) 822-2445.