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1992 Dodge Viper

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Online May 2020: Collector Cars - Barrett-Jackson
Friday, 8 May - Sunday, 17 May 2020
$42,000
Not sold at a high bid of
229
Lot Number
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Original
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis No. 1B3BR65E3NV100045. Viper Red over gray leather. 488-cid, 400-hp V-10, 6-speed manual.

Evaluation: Original | One of just 285 Vipers built for 1992, the first model year. Bought new by ex-NFL quarterback John Elway. Spent much of its life displayed in the showroom and maintained at his dealership in Colorado. Represented with 8000 original miles. Located in Arizona.

Bottom Line: Obviously, there are no crowds in an internet auction, but this car clearly failed to excite anyone like it did in Scottsdale only a few months ago, where it was reported sold for $88,000 (we rated it in #2- condition at the time). The John Elway connection doesn’t necessarily make this Viper more desirable to anybody but Broncos fanatics, but this reported high bid is light for an 8000-mile ’92 car even if we forget about him. The consignor was reasonable to hold out, although this might be a hard car to sell anytime soon.

by Hagerty Editor
8 May 2020
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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