A custom restored 1993 Hennessey Viper Venom 500 turned tribute to Operation Red Wings (on which the book and movie “Lone Survivor” was based) will be auctioned at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach classic car auction on Friday, April 8th at 3 p.m. All proceeds of the sale will benefit Lone Survivor Foundation, a nonprofit founded by retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers and renews hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support.
This awe-inspiring 1993 Hennessey Motorsports V-10 Viper was donated to the Foundation by Ronnie Rains, owner of Interstate Treating, Inc. in Odessa, TX. The restoration work and interior was done by Creative Auto Restoration in Odessa, TX. Renowned artist Mickey Harris from Menno, SD airbrushed scenes depicting the U.S. Navy SEAL team from Operation Red Wings: Lt. Michael P. Murphy (KIA), Petty Officer Matthew Axelson (KIA), Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz (KIA), and Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell (Ret.). The SEAL team was ambushed on June 28, 2005 while on a mission to gather intelligence on Taliban leadership in Afghanistan and Luttrell was the only survivor.
The LSF Viper is a low mileage, Hennessey Venom 500 (serial number 005) that Motor Trend tested in 1994 and wrote up as “the quickest car Motor Trend has ever tested. Period.” They went on to say that the Hennessey Viper Venom 500 “packs enough testosterone to outfit six pro wrestlers, three Marine Corps Platoons, and a trainload of foamy-mouthed Brahma bulls.” The Venom 500 “blasts from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds” and “scorches the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds at 116.3mph.”
For more information about the vehicle: http://bit.ly/lsfviper