The 1992 Dodger Viper, the first ever built, went up for sale Thursday at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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It is considered a special piece of automotive history coming from the personal collection of the late auto executive Lee Iacocca.
The international auction house, Bonhams, expected the car to fetch between $100,000 and $125,000.
It went for much more, with a winning bid of $285,500.
The next-level sports car was a standout for Chrysler, a company in the 1990's that was known more for minivans.
The Viper debuted as a concept in January of 1989 and soon found its way onto the production line.
The car has 6,500 miles on it with an 8.0-liter V-10 engine making 400 horsepower.
That engine was modified by Lamborghini, which Chrysler owned at the time.