For Sale: 1998 Dodge Viper in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

Here's the sweet spot in Dodge Vipers. This 1998 RT-10 roadster is the desirable second generation, with updates in poise and power. But it doesn't lose the hardcore reputation that made these wind-in-your-hair supercars the ultimate machine for true power drivers. Now look at the low mileage and exceptional condition, and you realize that this is the ultimate collectible, too.

These early Vipers are impressive. You could tell they were inspired by the great driver's power cars, like the Shelby Cobra, but now that a quarter-century has passed, they have become icons all on their own. The long front end has an aggressive style like the namesake snake, and the size also gives extra time for all the curves to form. Plus, the large air inlets that channel through the doors, integrated flying buttress roll hoop, and two large exhaust tips taking center stage at the rear are all how this conveys a very speedy style. The car's 25-year mark is also important for this car because it also means it now begins to qualify for vintage registration in many states that offer it. And this example certainly earns classic car status. It's a well-kept roadster that has barely averaged over 1k miles annually. So the factory-applied Viper Red paint still has a slippery smooth style that shows off all the best curves. And everything from the silver racing stripes to the upgraded tinted taillights adds the right touch of distinction.

The interior is just as impressively preserved as the exterior, but your first thought when you look inside is likely all about the equipment for a pure speed machine. The black leather bucket seats keep you planted behind the wheel, and there's no room for sliding around in an interior that completely envelopes the driver. Your arm fits so that your favorite resting spot is right on top of the gear stick. A full gauge package is at eye level, and the black-on-white background readouts make the info crisp and clean. The second-gen is often the more desirable one to have because it made room for the right kind of features that were expected on an expensive car like this. It includes power windows, power locks, keyless entry, dual airbags, a tilt steering column, and the correct AM/FM/CD stereo. And since it's so easy to remove the fabric top, it's especially nice to have air conditioning to add a cool breeze to whatever wind is flowing through the inside.

Tilt the large hood forward, and there's no mistaking the Viper's gorgeous red cast aluminum intake manifold and valve covers on this low mileage example. This one is quite desirable because the power in the 8.0-liter V10 jumped to 450 hp in the 1998 RT-10, which was the top of the series. You get complete control of this via six-speed manual transmission that then sends the power to a beefy rear end. This is backed up by a fully independent suspension, large four-wheel disc brakes, power steering, and super-sticky Michelin Pilot tires.

This is the well-respected, well-maintained, and well-preserved Viper that you always hoped was out there. It just brings together the right features for added fun and collectability - all in a bright and aggressive package. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1998 Dodge Viper
  • Listing ID: CC-1681729
  • Price: $55,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1998
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Viper
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:25980
  • Stock Number:3875-TPA
  • VIN:1B3ER65E4WV400126
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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