1992 Dodge Viper With 34 Miles Stored As New In Garage For 27 Years!

While a first-generation Dodge Viper may not be the most forgiving car you could drive nowadays, finding one that has just 34 miles (54 km) on its massive 8.0-liter V10 engine definitely has value if you’re a collector or just a fan of the original Viper.

The car is now being sold on eBay for just under $100,000 ($99,885), and up until now, it has been stored in a climate controlled garage and started on a regular basis. It even has its original tires, with no flat spots.

Worth the money?

The Viper is a very interesting car, to say the least. But is a 27-year old model worth $100,000? Well, it could be for someone. It hasn’t really been broken in yet and it still looks pretty good even by today’s standards. While its straight line performance figures aren’t as near as impressive as they were when it launched (nowadays, there are some hot hatches that are quicker to 60 mph (96 km/h) than the first-gen SR I Viper), it remains one dangerously fast ride.

On paper, it has 400 HP (406 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque, all of which is going to the rear wheels with the help of a six-speed manual transmission. As for how quickly it can accelerate from zero to 60, that would be 4.2 seconds, assuming you manage to launch it perfectly.

The ad also states that the gas tank has been drained, all fluids changed and all filters replaced, so whoever ends up buying the car hopefully won’t encounter any mechanical issues.

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  • U8INIT

    All I see is Dr. Doolittle being cut out of this car…lol

  • TheAmerican2point0

    4.2 seconds 0-60 is still impressive.

    • dougt

      yes it is. But when the young lady in her goofy tesla model 3 performance beats you by over a half second while texting her friends, it kind of loses it’s coolness.

      • Matt

        You missed the point. It’s not about what cars are faster, but that a MY1992 Viper can do 60 in just over 4 seconds, which even in 2019 is not what you’d call slow.

        • My bone stock Durango can do 4.6 0-60 with my whole family in it or 4.4 with just me….and it fits my whole family. Depends on your version of slow for the money. $100k will get you a Trackhawk SUV that will blow that out of the water…with a family in it.

      • TheAmerican2point0

        “Coolness” is different from impressive in this context.
        The coolness is the engaging part of the Viper. A person could easily text and do 0-60 in whatever time in a Shitla, but it would get boring easy. All you do is press down the gas pedal and tada. For the Viper, you’ve got 3 pedals- much more fun

  • SnakesOnAPlane

    It’s a Dodge, of course it’ll have immediate mechanical issues.

  • KAG25

    Tire Rack says $406 for each rear tire, pretty sure it will eat thru tires fast.

  • TyrantRex

    It is a piece of automotive history to be sure, but I wouldn’t dare spend $100k on a 1st year Gen 1 RT/10. You can get one 10 years newer (Gen 2) with pretty low mileage for less than half that.

    • Mike anonymous

      You can get a really nice gen 1 for WAY below this in great condition. it seems like they may be asking too much unless the person has never once put a single mile on it.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    If you’re into Vipers and have some money, this is definitely the one to get. It is truly a museum piece.

    “The ad also states that the gas tank has been drained, all fluids changed and all filters replaced, so whoever ends up buying the car hopefully won’t encounter any mechanical issues.”

    It’s going to need a lot more than that. Every single hose, seal, gasket, etc made out of rubber will likely need to be replaced. Cars don’t like to sit not being used.

  • dougt

    Well, he maybe doubled his money. If he had put it in a nasdaq index fund, it would be worth 13-fold, even after fees. Not to mention the wasted garage space (likely worth $20k+ over the years) and hassle of moving the vehicle every time you want to move.

    People who do this are just dumb. With VERY rare exception, new cars will not end up being collectibles. They have to be iconic and limited, and in a very special way.

  • Merc1

    What a crude car the first Viper was. Looks like junk the day it rolled off the assembly line, but I’d imagine a lot of fun.

    M

    • TheAmerican2point0

      I wasn’t around when the first one came out, so I can’t comment on that. But IMO pretty much all cars from the 90’s were ugly. The only 90 car I like is the Mercedes 190E EVO II. The Viper ain’t bad compared to others. But then again, it’s opinion against opinion.

      • Merc1

        Yeah it actually was built pretty bad and you have to literally wrestle it to drive it. Those things made up it’s “charm”.

        M

  • Bash

    Oh wow. Come to daddy.

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