Click above for a high-res gallery of the Hurst Viper at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

Autoblog was the first media outlet that was granted access to the matte gold-colored Hurst 50th Anniversary Dodge Viper. Unfortunately, our pockets aren't nearly deep enough to actually purchase one for ourselves. We did, however, manage to witness the sale of the very first model down the assembly line to one very lucky bidder here in Scottsdale, AZ, at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. Included in the deal were an adjustable Motion Sport Suspension with Eibach springs, a custom Corsa exhaust system and a fresh set of Hurst black chrome wheels sized 19-inches up front and 20-inches in the rear. Oh, and a custom dash-mounted plaque with the buyer's name engraved on it for all to see. How cool is that? Wondering what sum of money it took to secure rights to the first Hurst Anniversary Viper of 50? Exactly $275,000 after auction fees. In what has been a very charitable night, Woodhouse Dodge vowed to donate the profits from the sale to Victory Junction who runs a camping facility for chronically ill children.

Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

First Hurst 50th Anniversary Dodge Viper:

#01 of 50 from a Limited Series of coupes and convertibles with special flat Hurst Gold paint with black racing stripes, Hurst Hard-Drive gold anodized shifter, Hurst black-chrome forged aluminum wheels, Hurst logo graphics, Hurst 50th Anniversary Limited Edition dash plaque, Hurst charcoal leather interior with logo and gold top-stitching, Michelin Performance tires, Corsa exhaust, Moton adjustable shocks, and matching car cover.

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