43rd Dodge Challenger SRT8 sold for $228143
Dodge and Victory Junction Gang Camp partnered to auction the 43rd 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 on eBay and the winning bid of $228,143.43 was placed by Richard Martin of Delaplane, Va.
“Dodge is elated the auction of the only B5 Blue 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 raised so much money for such a worthy cause,” said Mike Accavitti, Director–Dodge Brand, SRT and Motorsports Global Marketing. “I have a deep respect for the work that Kyle and Pattie Petty and all the folks at Victory Junction Gang Camp do, it is truly an honor for Dodge to be able to help further their mission.”
“We are extremely excited that the No. 43 Dodge Challenger has raised $228,143.43 for Victory Junction Gang Camp!", said Kyle Petty, Victory Junction Gang Camp Founder. "It has been a pleasure working with Dodge on this program and we are very thankful that the car raised enough to send so many children to camp.”
The all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 marks the return of the iconic nameplate as a modern muscle coupe. The limited-edition 2008 Challenger SRT8 features the proven 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, a race-inspired interior and an exterior design that stays true to the Challenger heritage while delivering a host of modern features and technologies, and “race-inspired, street legal” SRT DNA.
Developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering organization, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was engineered with a focus on the five pillars of every SRT vehicle: bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout powertrain and benchmark braking.
Dodge auctioned the no. 1, no. 2 and no. 43 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vehicles raising more than $800,000 for three charities – United Way of Southeastern Michigan, notMYkid and Victory Junction Gang Camp.
“It is great that the enthusiasm people have for the all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 has been the catalyst that will help so many people,” Accavitti said. “Consumers couldn’t wait to get a new Challenger, and that excitement will benefit the lives of young people throughout the United States through these three organizations.”
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 made its worldwide debut on Feb. 6 at the Chicago Auto Show. It has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,995 and will arrive in Dodge showrooms in May.