Vipers To Be Crushed: Vipers To Be Crushed, Chrysler is ordering that aging Dodge Vipers, currently used by schools to train future car mechanics, be destroyed.
“Approximately 10 years ago, Chrysler Group donated a number of Dodge Viper vehicles to various trade schools for educational purposes,” Chrysler said in a statement. “As part of the donation process, it is standard procedure — and stipulated in our agreements — that whenever vehicles are donated to institutions for education purposes that they are to be destroyed when they are no longer needed for their intended educational purposes.”
The equipment on the cars is now out of date, Chrysler said, so the cars are no longer worthwhile teaching tools. Also, none of the cars are particularly significant, according to the automaker, so their destruction would represent no great loss to automotive history.
“Chrysler Group fully understands and appreciates the historical significance of the Viper and is very active in preserving many of its legendary models and designs for historic purposes. However, none of these vehicles fit into this category,” the automaker said.