CHASSIS NO: 1B3BR65E7PV200779
• 1,000-mile original car
• Finished in seldom seen Viper Black
• Power steering, power brakes and power door locks
• Original factory tires
488 cid V-10 engine, 400 HP, six-speed Borg Warner manual transmission, four-wheel vented disc brakes, independent unequal-length upper and lower control arms, coil-over shock absorbers with anti-roll bar suspension; wheelbase: 96.2”
With powerful cars long gone from the automotive landscape, Chrysler shocked the world in 1988 when they conceived a new car called the Viper. The goal was to produce a modern-day Cobra and no less than 85 engineers were selected for “Team Viper.” Long, low, and sleek, the Viper was a car like no other and if its looks alone weren’t enough to make an impression, a powerful V-10 showed the world that this was a true performance-based car.
Offered here is arguably one of the best original Vipers in existence; a 1993 Viper RT/10 that has been driven just 1,000 miles since it was built. It has been stored in a climate-controlled environment since new and today looks just as it did when it left the showroom floor back in 1993. So preserved is this Viper that the 1,000 miles that are on it were driven with a replacement set of tires while the factory tires were in storage. The tires have now been remounted on the car, meaning that this Viper has its factory rubber intact, something that very few original cars can attest to.
Finished in Dodge’s Viper Black, the sleek and beautifully executed design of the Viper’s sculptured body is perfectly rendered in the original paint that is unblemished and carries an excellent shine. As a true roadster, the body is void of exterior-mounted door handles or key cylinders adding to its ultra-sleek appearance. The impeccable condition of this Viper carries over into the interior that is finished in charcoal colored upholstery and features all of the fine attributes of a GT car with a wraparound dashboard, deep bucket seats, a full set of gauges, and a center console that houses the six-speed shifter. At the heart of this Viper is its massive V-10 engine that generates 400 horsepower. The engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed with all its factory wiring and proper colors intact. Engineers went to great lengths in the Viper’s engine bay to create a work of art that’s nicely displayed when its front opening clamshell hood is raised. This Viper also retains its fabric top and side curtains that are still stored in the factory issued carrying bag. As a preservation car, this Viper can easily serve as a benchmark for a factory correct car and would surely be a welcome addition on any concours field.