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End of Viper Production Signals Closure of FCA’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant

Posted July 19, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant is no stranger to hardship, having witnessed the decline of the spark plug business, along with the rise, fall, rebirth and ultimate death of the Dodge Viper. Changes to federal safety standards and declining demand will end Viper production once and for all next month, and with it, the lifeline granted the Conner Avenue plant, which Automotive News reports will close its doors on August 31.

The Conner Avenue plant isn’t even located on Conner Avenue; instead, it sits at 20000 Conner Street, something even the automaker’s own signage gets wrong. Built by Champion Spark Plug in 1966, the facility occupies 27 acres, while the building itself measures 392,000 square feet. By automobile assembly plant standards, that’s tiny, but the Conner Avenue plant was never tasked with producing high-volume vehicles.

The facility produced spark plugs for over 20 years before being retooled by Chrysler in 1992 to build Dodge's premier sports car. But as of next month, both the iconic Viper and the Conner Avenue plant will be discontinued.

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07/21/2017 1:50 PM

Another one rides the bus

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