Black soft top
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|Exceptionally nice condition inside and out, well optioned, a beautiful color
well cared for, just inspected and serviced, 2 owners, collector quality in every way!
|3 keys - 2 remotes
/ best offer
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(VIN: 1B3ER65E7WV401237), viper red / black leather, black soft top and body color hardtop, 5,050 original miles, 6-spd.
trans., 488 cu.in. Lamborghini developed 8.0L all aluminium V10, sequential multi-point electronic fuel injection, 450 hp.
@ 5,200 rpm., 490 lb.-ft. torque @ 3,700 rpm., lightweight alloy block
with cast iron liners, light alloy block, light alloy head,
overhead valve and two valves per cylinder, bore x stroke: 101.6 mm x 98.5 mm, 9.6:1 compression ratio, 3.07:1 axle ratio,
power assisted four wheel ventilated disc brakes, built 10/1998, in-service date of 11/12/1998 with 10 miles, sold new in
Westerville, OH, tubular space frame with center spine structure, stainless steel rear center exit dual exhaust, composite
body panels with fibre reinforced skin, forward hinged one-piece clamshell hood, dual airbags and 2-passenger 3-point
safety belts with pre-tensioners, passenger side airbag defeat switch, 4-wheel independent suspension with unequal
length upper & lower control arms and coil over shocks, double acting gas shocks with rebound adjustment, tubular design
front & rear sway bars, 40% limited slip differential, power
assisted rack & pinion steering, energy absorbing tilt steering
column, projector beam twin bulb aero poly ellipsoid / halogen headlamps, fog lamps with removable lens covers, bold
graphic white-faced analog gauges with 180 mph. speedometer, 7,000 rpm. tachometer, oil pressure, voltage coolant
temp. and fuel level gauges, variable intermittent windshield wipers, Alpine premium sound system with AM/FM stereo
and in-dash CD and digital clock, CFC free a/c, premium leather high back manual adjust sport seats with manual lumbar
support, power & heated ext. mirrors, windshield and windshield washer nozzles, power windows, black brake calipers,
body color hard top & black cloth convertible soft top cloth roof
with storage bag and removable / lockable glass rear window,
interior courtesy lights, map lights on the interior rearview mirror, polished 17" 5-spoke aluminium rims.
Options: CFC-free A/C, power windows and door locks, fabric soft top with storage bag, custom tonneau cover and dual
bubble hardtop, removable rear hard plastic window with storage bag, premium leather high back manual adjust bucket
seats with manual inflatable lumbar support, reverse trans lockout, Alpine premium sound system with AM/FM stereo
and in-dash CD and digital clock and 2 factory amps, 3-spoke leather covered sport steering wheel, keyless entry (3 keys
and 2 remotes) with alarm system and engine immobilizer, polished 18" rims with Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 tires.
Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 tires (275/40-17f & 335/35-17r) with Tread Depth Measurements: DF: 7/32, PF: 7/32, DR: 6/32,
PR: 6/32 (10/32 is new tire tread depth), aluminium alloy space saver spare tire, black brake calipers, paint is like new as-is
the interior, 19 gallon fuel tank, EPA fuel economy of 12 city / 21 highway, 3,456 pound curb weight, just inspected and
serviced by the local Viper tech with all services and recalls
performed, checks out via Dodge N.A., paint is basically flawless,
clean CarFax and AutoCheck reports showing no accidents and some service history, 1 owner since new, never smoked in,
one of only 362 RT/10's produced in 1998 and this example is one of 252 painted in viper red. A completely original and
exceptionally nice example of a Viper RT/10 in a classic color combo and one of the lowest mileage RT/10's currently on
the market, new MSRP of approx. $68,225.00.
1993 Dodge Viper: Vipers were supposed to come in several
new colors in 1993, but only black actually appeared. Otherwise, no
changes were evident. Chrysler Corporation planned to build 3000 Vipers
this season, but quality problems with the hood slowed production to
about half that total.
1994 Dodge Viper:
Air conditioning with CFC-free refrigerant could be factory-installed
this year. Previously, air was a dealer-installed option only. A new
electronic mechanism for the transmission prevented shifting into
reverse gear when the car was moving forward. The shift pattern put
reverse just to the right of fifth gear. Emerald green and yellow
joined the body-color selection, and a new black-and-tan interior could
be ordered (with emerald green exterior).
1995 Dodge Viper: No changes were evident for 1995. Air conditioning remained the only factory option.
1996 Dodge Viper:
Viper's previously exposed exhaust pipes now were enclosed. Routed
through a single muffler at the rear, the exhaust system used two
central tail pipes. Dodge claimed this reduced back pressure, boosting
horsepower to 415 and torque to 488 pound-feet. Three color schemes
were available this year, and only 500 roadsters were to be built
before production moved to a new plant. A removable hardtop was a new
option. Vipers also got new side curtains with sliding glass windows to
replace the former zippered plastic curtain. Restyled wheels wore
Michelin MXX3 tires. In spring of 1996, a GTS coupe joined the original
RT/10 roadster. The GTS was equipped with dual airbags, new seats with
integrated safety belts, power windows, electronic door latching with
an anti-theft system, adjustable pedals, 6-speaker CD system--and a new
powerful (450-horsepower) engine.
1997 Dodge Viper:
Production of the new GTS coupe continued, and the roadster reemerged
after a short delay, incorporating most of the coupe's new features.
Those included dual airbags and the 450-horsepower engine.
1998 Dodge Viper: The Dodge Viper returns for the 1998 model year with minimal changes to
the interior and exterior. The Viper is available in two models, the
RT/10 Roadster and the GTS Coupe. New refinements and equipment include
tubular, stainless steel exhaust manifolds to reduce weight and improve
emissions, an electronic radiator fan control for improved operation,
revised keyless entry system response and battery rundown protection.
The Viper also features next generation depowered airbags which include
a passenger air bag cut-off switch. Exterior paint includes Viper
Bright Metallic Silver and Viper Red. Interior color includes a Black
Monochromatic Interior. Leather seats, tilt steering, and an AM/FM
Stereo ETR CD player are also standard. A
cutoff switch was added for the passenger-side airbag this year, and
the exhaust system now was constructed of lighter-weight materials.
Metallic silver was a new exterior color.
1999 Dodge Viper:
New standard equipment included 18-inch wheels (formerly 17-inch),
power mirrors, aluminum-finished interior accents, and a new gearshift
knob. The GTS coupe got a remote hatch release, and Connolly leather
was a new option. Black was a new body-color choice for the GTS.
2000 Dodge Viper: Except for silver as a new body color, nothing was new for 2000.
2001 Dodge Viper: Viper got standard antilock brakes and added two new exterior colors for 2001.
2002 Dodge Viper:
An optional Final Edition Group was added midyear, shortly after the
previously optional lift-off hardtop became standard on the RT/10
convertible; otherwise, available graphite metallic paint was the only
change of note as Dodge's high-performance 2-seater entered its final
model year in its current design.
Picks: This 1998 Viper reflects its extremely low mileage in its condition - excellent inside and out, the paint is virtually
flawless as-is the interior leather and carpeting. All of the
glass is original and unmarked, and the soft and hard tops also
show as-new. The rims are unmarked and the tires are very high quality and have good tread life left. If I had to nitpick
something it would be that the car needs a new set of floor mats. That's really about all I can nitpick. Drives and shows
very well and it's hard to beat the outrageously low original mileage. Just inspected and serviced by the Viper tech at
our Dodge dealer, incl a/c work. There is nothing else to reasonably fault. Photos show the condition so please request
and review them.
Numerical Condition Evaluation:
(1 denotes Very Poor / Item needs replacement, 10 denotes Excellent / Showroom New)
CONV. TOP: 10
WINDSHIELD / GLASS: 10
INT. CARPETING: 9.5
SERVICE RECORDS / OWNERSHIP HISTORY: 8
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