Sergio Marchionne’s Personal Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Sells at Barrett-Jackson and Raises $175,000 for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan
The media has bombarded the reading public in the last few years with articles about how the wealthiest Americans are hoarding money and hurting this country, but the last week of Barrett-Jackson proved that some of them are still doing a lot of undeniable good for those less fortunate than themselves. This past Barrett-Jackson automotive auction in Palm Beach, Florida, raised over $2 million in charity, and was headlined by a few key vehicles. Chief amongst these major cars auctioned was the Chrysler CEO’s–Sergio Marchionne–own personal Dodge Challenger.
Sergio Marchionne’s Challenger SRT8 392, about which we’ve written in great detail before, fetched a whopping $175,000 total. The vehicle was purchased by a private collector from New York. Along with the vehicle, which also featured a number of brilliant custom styling and performance touches, the buyer also received a modified 392 540-horsepower Hemi V-8 crate engine from Mopar as part of the deal. The SRT8 392 engine, which is outfitted already in the vehicle, is good for 470HP.
The SRT8 392 Challenger owned by Marchionne wasn’t the highest price tag for a charity vehicle sold at this weekend’s auction, however. That honor goes to the No. 1 C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible, which was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and collector Rick Hendrick for $1million. Mr. Hendrick has now spent over $2.1 million on a pair of no.1 Corvettes this year, all of that money going to various charities.
The 392 SRT8 previously owned by Marchionne was, however, the highest price fetching Chrysler/Fiat product auctioned for charity, but was not the only one. In total, over $250,000 was raised by the Chrysler/Fiat company this past weekend to be donated to charity.