Chrysler demands school destroy $250,000 one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper

The rare Dodge Viper

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.” […] The manufacturer has given the school two weeks to scrap the car, and has requested proof that it has been scrapped.