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1994 Dodge Viper

RT/10 Roadster
Mecum Dallas 2022
Wednesday, 7 September - Saturday, 10 September
$66,000
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
10 September 2022
Sold Date
S227
Lot Number
#3+
Original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 1B3BR65EXRV101229. Red over gray leather. 488/400hp, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, side exhaust, cassette stereo, hardtop and soft top.

Evaluation: Represented with 17,100 miles. A few small chips on the nose and a large T-shaped crack on the right front. Large scratches on the back of the hardtop as well. Good interior. Some light road dirt underneath. Not as clean as the mileage might suggest, but still a decent, unmodified example of the early bare bones Viper.

Bottom Line: The original RT/10 was a sensation when it was new, but it has been overshadowed by the later, better, more usable Vipers. Even so, these early cars have risen right along with other Viper prices. It used to be a sort of open secret that an old Viper offered about as much speed per dollar as you could find anywhere, but they’re not the performance bargain they used to be. This is a strong result for one with visible age and flaws, undoubtedly helped along by its relatively low odometer reading.

by Andrew Newton
16 September 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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