This matte gold Dodge Viper is the product of a Hurst Performance Vehicle conversion. It's one of only 50 to be made and this one's been auctioned off at a price of US$275,000.

Since 1958 the Hurst Performance Vehicle Group has partnered with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to build some of the finest performance cars. Their latest offering, a matte gold-coloured Hurst 50th Anniversary Dodge Viper, sold at auction for US$275,000. Only 50 of these cars are expected to be produced.

What makes it special, apart from the auction price, are the black chrome wheels measuring 19-inches and 20-inches front and rear respectively, a dash-mounted plaque with the buyer's name on it, an adjustable suspension system and a Hurst HARD-DRIVE gold anodized pistol-grip shifter amongst others.

The beneficiary from the car's auction is called, Victory Junction, an all-year camping environment for children who are ages 6 to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The camp aims to provide a fun, educational and life-changing entertaining experience for these children in a medically-sound manner.