Even with all; the uncommon, storied vehicles being sold this week in Scottsdale, Arizona, this 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 in person owned by Lee Lacocca is a remarkable standout. After all, it is not every day you obtain a shot purchasing a vehicle driven a mechanical legend.
Further, it is the first Dodge Viper are made rising its historical cache. This American sports vehicle was fully unhinged for its time, supporting to change the picture of Dodge into a performance powerhouse once more. It will crossed the block at Bonhamas Scottsdale Auction on Thursday, 16 January for a hammer price of $285,000.
It was a huge deal with Lacocca stood up before the press along with Bob Lutz and Carroll Shelby back in 1990 to declare the Dodge Viper. It send shockwaves via the enthusiast world, mainly considering Dodge had quite much been reduced to selling minivans and front-wheel drive vehicles for the previous decade. Instead, this was a halo vehicle with rear-wheel drive, gobs of power, and a look that was just plain mean.
This particular vehicle was obviously enjoyed by Iacocca sparingly, as proof by the fewer than 6,500 miles showed on the odometer. Definitely, the silky-smooth red paint, perfect wheels, impeccable engine compartment, and showroom standard interior all back up that figure.
While the temptation to treat this Dodge with best care, considering its virtually untouched nature, the naturally-aspirated 488ciV10 with 400bhp at 4600 rpm is a huge temptation to drive it like you stole it. Like any right sports vehicle, there is a 6 speed manual transmission for your increased road or track fun. And while the Viper is notoriously unbridled in lots of ways, 4 wheel disc brakes and independent suspension makes it a pretty more civil.