“When you nail it the first time, You’re obviously awed by the performance. It seems like you could go on accelerating forever.” – Ribert Lutz voor de officiële Dodge Viper SRT 10 brochure.
If we think of the 90’s, we think of futuristic cardesigns such as the one of the 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10. The first generation is without a doubt for many of us a poster icon, a guilty pleasure we all want to own. The was already succesful before it went in production, Lee Iacocca said to Bob Lutz at a press conference: “Build that damn thing”, this in presence of hundreds of journalists.
The Dodge Viper wouldn’t be an American love story without the help of Carroll Shelby, known for the Shelby Cobra, Ford GT40 and Mustang Shelby. If there is one car that can be considered the spiritual successor of the brutal and immensely popular Shelby Cobra, it has to be the original 1992 Dodge Viper. Every part of this car screams performance and pure driving experience, starting with its monstruous 8 (!) litres V10, producing no less than 400hp and 630 (!) Nm of torque. All of this brutal power was sent through a manual six-speed gearbox to the immensely wide 335-rear tires and made this car one of the fastest, best handling and most demanding cars of its days.
The original Dodge Viper was only built in a very limited series of approx. 250 cars, all unique cars that in many ways differ from the 1993 and later cars:
The hood and latches are different
The engine is painted gloss red
Different bellypan bolts
Non-functional rear window snaps
No reverse lockout on transmission
Viper on Brake calipers instead of RT/10
Most of the options of this driving machine start with a “no”:
-no glass side windows but lightweight plastic screw-on versions
-no wind-up windows
-No vinyl buth cloth on roof
-No reverse lockout on transmission
-No boring rides allowed…
On top of being one of the ultra-rare original batch Vipers, this beast is also very unique in another way:
This is an original Canadian-delivered car, which means the side-pipes or on the car instead of the rear muffler. The first owner also was a very big fan of these cars, he bought two cars at the same time, both cars had consecutive chassis numbers. The first car he used as a daily driver, the second one is presented here and was sitting in his house as a show car since new. Because of that, the car only has 114 (!) original km’s and finds itself in an absolutely new condition. The tires are original, alle the crayon markings are on the hood, trunk and engine bay, the paint is 100% original (including the typical blistering for the first model year), etc…
The car is not only 100% original, it is also 100% complete and comes with:
-Both side windows and their pouches
-Delivery card of both the orifgibal owner’s Vipers, both with consecutive Vin-numbers
-All original sales folders
-Original leather Viper-pouch fort he paperwork
-Original 1992 Viper service manual, still in plastic
-Unopened licence plate installation kit
-Original owners manual
-Original warranty booklet
-Old sales invoice
All is there!
-First and most wanted year, one of only 250 cars
-Perfectly original condition
-Only 117km since new
-Every single original document and book
-All original sales brochures
This true timemachine and ‘90s icon is now aviable at Rock N’ Roll Classics!