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    Thank assholes and attorneys, but I repeat myself

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  • #2
    From Mother Fiat


    Response to Third-party News Reports of Vipers Being DestroyedResponse to Third-party News Reports of Vipers Being Destroyed
    March 6, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Attributed to Chrysler Group LLC:


    Approximately 10 years ago, Chrysler Group donated a number of Dodge Viper vehicles to various trade schools for educational purposes. 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. With advancements in automotive technology over the past decade, it is unlikely that these vehicles offer any educational value to students. 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.


    Chrysler Group has no record of any legal proceedings involving Dodge Viper vehicles donated to educational institutions being involved in accidents and product liability lawsuits.


    About Chrysler Group LLC
    Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.


    Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, SRT Viper and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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    • #3
      Kinda like the turbine cars only none of those were donated to schools. Seems like I remember San Jac College next to me had one. I know they had a couple of Vettes and body in white cars....mostly GM tho.

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      • #4
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cranky View Post
          Kinda like the turbine cars only none of those were donated to schools. Seems like I remember San Jac College next to me had one. I know they had a couple of Vettes and body in white cars....mostly GM tho.

          The reason they were suppose to destroy all of the Turbines was tariffs. The Feds considered the cars from Italy, and back then there was a stiff tariff on expensive foreign cars, and Chrysler made a deal to not pay tariffs if the cars were destroyed shortly after a one year study.
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          • #6
            I guess there's a reason then. Still sad.

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