Dodge Viper was donated to tech center so students could work on it. But Chrysler says the Dodge Viper is outdated and not street legal.
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Chrysler has told a trade school in eastern Pennsylvania that it must destroy one of its prized cars, a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS.
The Reading Eagle said (http://bit.ly/O8DOlN) the car was donated to the Berks Career and Technology Center in 1999 and hundreds of students have worked on it since then.
But there was a catch: Chrysler maintained ownership and the school would be required to destroy the muscle car when the automaker decided the time had come.
Berks Career and Technology Center director Robert Lees said the Bern Township school got the crushing news in January.
The automaker said the equipment on the cars is outdated, they're not street-legal and they're not historically significant.
Lees said Chrysler requires photos or video of the car being crushed as proof.