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by George Skentzos

Chrysler announced today that the first two all-new 2008 Dodge Challenger’s to roll off the production line will be auctioned off for local charities with a third to be sold through online auction site eBay.

“The Dodge Challenger is an icon and the revival of this storied nameplate has enthusiasts chomping at the bit to get one. Consumers now have the opportunity to not only own the car of their dreams, but to help those in less fortunate circumstances as well.” Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Marketing.

All three 2008 Dodge Challenger’s up for auction will be the SRT8 models, sporting HEMI Orange paint, hood stripes and a 6.1-liter HEMI V8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

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Proceeds from Dodge Challenger No.1 will benefit notMYkid, (possibly not the best name for a charity) an organization designed to educate parents about youth and adolescent substance abuse, eating disorders, suicide, ADHD, depression, and more.

The auction will take place at the 37th annual Barret-Jackson Collector Car Auction Event in Scottsdale, Arizona from the 12th to the 20th of January, 2008.

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The second Challenger with build plate No.2 will benefit United Way of Southeastern Michigan, through a private auction for Dodge dealers which begins Sept. 26.

The auction of the third Challenger will be announced on eBay at a later date.




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