1994 Dodge Viper RT-10
Normally, presenting a prototype to an automotive CEO to sign off
on production is a long, grueling process. However, after riding in
a prototype Dodge Viper for half an hour, Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca
absolutely loved everything. He even turned to Bob Lutz and told
the man, "What are you waiting for?" The rest is history. Lead
engineer for the original Viper, Roy Sjoberg, drew inspiration from
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works special division, which designed
crazy planes like the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 spy plane. He wanted
to pass that inspiration on to his team so they'd make a special
car like nothing Chrysler had ever seen before, which was why he
gave everyone a copy of the book Skunk Works by Ben Rich.
Here we offer up for consignment a 1994, original 38,177 mile car,
with all service invoices and the owner's manual. This car has been
driven and enjoyed and even has a rare custom 3-piece removable
hardtop to enhance your driving experience with open air pleasure.
A true original 10-cylinder ass kicker!
Slithering into our Hallowed Halls, this car is draped in Viper
Red. A true pony design on steroids with its long hooded front
section, ending in a large swooped cove and inset doors. All
integrated aerodynamically inserted headlights and running lights
and oval quad separated grille, the design is iconic in its sports
car styling. Just below the doors is a seamless black side piped
exhaust melted into the rockers on either side. A wide low bulbous
rear with more smoothly inserted taillights and signals and a small
rounded trunk lid are framed below by another body matching red
bumper. The B pillar and roll bar design houses a vertical rear
glass, and on top is a 1 of 50 made 3-piece custom removable roof
that fits nicely in the trunk inside the custom storage bags and
opens the cockpit up to the sunshine. This top also comes with drop
in tinted plexiglass side windows for those foul weather drives. 17
inch 3-spoke aluminum wheels appear to be spinning when standing
still and are wrapped in newer Michelin Pilot Sport staggered width
rubber on the corners.
A swing of the speedy styled swooped rearward two tone doors in
dark and light gray, leads up to the immaculate high back leather
buckets which are within black plastic shells. A wide central
console races between these buckets, and houses an ashtray, the
Hurst shifter, handbrake, and headlight/running light toggles. As
the console coils upward, there is a high-power AM/FM/Cassette
radio and climate controls. Onto the dash now we note a series of 4
white faced gauges aimed at the pilot for their monitoring. In
front of the rally steering wheel are a trio of deep inset circular
instruments and warning light cluster. Also noted are a dual
configuration of woofers and tweeters just behind the console
rising up to the rear glass like they are being charmed by a pungi
wind instrument. SSSSSSSSssssssssssssleek.
Under the hood is where the real venom of this car is stored, and
it strikes in the form of an 8.0 liter V-10 original mill. This
engine had a tune up in July of 2021 along with a new water pump in
March of 2022, the radiator was recored in December of 2019, and
benefits on the performance end from smoothed intake tubes. This
has electronic fuel injection, and a T56 6-speed manual
transmission on the back which had a new clutch installed in
October 2020 and a new clutch master and slave cylinder in February
2022. All power coils rearward to a rebuilt and upgraded in July
2021 3.55 geared Viper rear axle.
True showroom condition would best describe the underside with no
rust, aero design, and sporty suspension. Power disc brakes are all
around as are independent coil sprung suspension (how
appropriate!). A tubular space frame provides the rigidity.
Stainless steel exhaust snakes its way to the side exits.
This car ignited immediately to a thunderous roar only a V10 can
produce. Tightly strapped into the cockpit, I put it through its
paces, and it responded very well. It handles like it's on rails,
and one needs to be gentle with the accelerator or the rear wheels
will get very happy. Lots of V10 power, and a smooth sports car
like ride. Even neater was when the top was off it was a whole
different experience, and a good one!
Obviously well cared for and put neatly away like a favorite toy
would be when finished playing with it. Ssssssssleek design, a
biting V-10, and a sit in this car and it will wrap its sporty
charm around you and definitely get a choke hold on you.
5-2 Door Convertible
V-New Mach Ave Assy Plant
100081-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.