Now’s your chance to own a piece of Viper history
The former Conner Avenue Viper plant built its last car in August of 2017. While the horsepower and production workers are now gone, a treasure trove of Viper memorabilia remained.
“We found things like signed sketches, photos and posters,” said former Viper plant manager Mike Tonietto, in a statement at the facility. ”Rather than store them somewhere where they would never be seen or, worse yet, disposed of, we decided to auction them off.”
Items range from autographed Viper hood assemblies, more than 500 pieces of artwork, to plant banners and signage. There are even a few Plymouth Prowler items, as that iconic vehicle was built at the Conner Avenue facility, too. Oh, and a Viper GTS sketch with portraits of Lutz, Gale, and Castaing, with all their signatures.
The auction of more than 1,800 items—including the Viper sign over the building’s entrance—goes live today, March 21, 2017, and will run through April 13. All auction proceeds will benefit the United Way of Southeastern Michigan. A full list of items and bidding instructions are available here.
Bid early. Bid often.