Author Topic: ‘It’s like putting down a favorite family pet’: Chrysler demands school DESTROY $250,000 one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper  (Read 360 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575585/Its-like-putting-favourite-family-pet-Chrysler-upsets-school-ordering-250-000-one-kind-dodge-viper-destroyed.html



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Students at a Washington college have launched a petition to save a rare $250,000 Dodge Viper, likening the decision to scrap the car to losing a beloved family pet.

The automotive students at the South Puget Sound Community College were told the 1992 model must be destroyed, after car manufacturers Chrysler deemed it no longer has any educational value.

Professor Norman Chapman told ABC News: 'It's like taking a family pet, putting it in front of kids and destroying it.'


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Why does it have to be destroyed?  The world has gone mad!
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It's not at all like destroying a family pet.  It's just a damned car. 

If I were Professor Chapman, the car would suddenly vanish without a trace......................
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It makes no sense to demand something of this value be destroyed.

If anything, Chrysler should reclaim it and resell the car, recouperating the cost.

Stuff like this does nothing but fuel conspiracy theories (a similar destruction order for a GM electric car ended up inspiring the film Who Killed the Electric Car? and Greenies consider that film a holy piece of work).
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why is it so rare?  and if it's so valuable, why is the git in the picture washing it with a stiff bristle broom?

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why is it so rare?  and if it's so valuable, why is the git in the picture washing it with a stiff bristle broom?
It was a pre-production model, a prototype if you will. Not quite one of a kind, but certainly unique compared to other Vipers of its era.
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It was a pre-production model, a prototype if you will. Not quite one of a kind, but certainly unique compared to other Vipers of its era.

Ahh.  shouldn't they be washing it with something better than a nylon bristle broom?

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I should think that whoever owns the car has the right to decide what to do with it.  :shrug:
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I should think that whoever owns the car has the right to decide what to do with it.  :shrug:

obviously, but that doesn't mean that other people can't try to persuade the owner to do one thing rather than another.


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