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.