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Sergio Marchionne's Dodge Challenger STR8 Fetches $175,000 for Charity

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black

The one-off Dodge Challenger SRT8 belonging to Chrysler CEO Serio Marchionne and called "Pitch Black" has officially hit the auction block, fetching $175,000 during the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend.

If you all remember, the one-off 2011 Challenger SRT8 was far from a run-of-the-mill model. It came packed with plenty of custom details that were included to make it stand out from the model line. And that’s on top of the 470-horsepower output the muscle car was capable of.

So yeah, it was quite the exclusive steed that Marchionne dutifully sent to auction to benefit the United Way for Southeastern Michigan community group. As far as the winning bidder is concerned, the lucky man was apparently an avid car collector who added a pretty impressive one-off Challenger SRT8 to his collection, as well as a 540-horsepower Hemi V-8 crate engine from Mopar.

A unique Challenger SRT8 and a Hemi V-8 engine? Sounds like an impressive haul at an auction, even for its $175,000 price tag.

Click past the jump to read more about Sergio Marchionne’s Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black

In addition to boasting a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces a stout 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, Sergio Marchionne’s Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black came with a bevy of custom details that when added together, you won’t be able to find in any other Challenger.

The details really speak for themselves, particularly the aero components that include a set of custom mixed “Dark Charcoal” racing stripes, lowered suspension that makes use of a Mopar adjustable coil-over kit, a Mopar exhaust system, smoked taillights and a set of factory forged 20-inch wheels with a matte-black finish.

Inside, the Challenger SRT8 Pitch Black features black leather seats embroidered with “SRT” and “392” logos, as well as a state-of-the-art SRT-exclusive Electronic Vehicle Information Center, among other goodies.



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