This Dodge Viper is the bargain of the week

I don't remember when or how it started but as far as I can remember, I've always loved the Dodge Viper. The Viper is my go-to answer when people ask me what my favourite car is and I don't know why, perhaps it's the big engine or the resounding name or the shape. And the fact is that the Viper you see here could be yours for the price of a brand-new hatchback.

It is a first generation 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 and it would be, no point denying it, an extremely difficult vehicle to live with. Under the hood, you'll find the traditional 8-litre V10 producing only 400 hp, which means that this car is fundamentally underpowered by today's standards. This engine also makes an impressive 465 lb-ft of torque, meaning you're going to have to change the rear tyres on a regular basis. The power is sent through the rear wheels and via a 6-speed transmission and while that may sound romantic, it also means the clutch is going to be very heavy to operate. And that's before we get to MPG.

The Viper is painted in non-factory orange. The VIN says it was originally black, with aftermarket five-spoke alloys, while the interior is the colour of chestnut, or tan orange, as described in the listing. Other than that, well, there's no ABS and no airbags, but you do get an aftermarket stereo system.

This 1995 Viper is in good condition, it has done 57,000 miles and it comes with a clear title. Furthermore, it can even be financed, and I'm quoting the dealer, with "little down payment and bad credit". It costs $26,777 and if you can afford to spend that kind of money on a car you know you can't use everyday, you absolutely should.

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Comments (54)
  • Lights numb. Interieur faded. Color not original. Wheels not original. No value to collectors. 15k max

    12 days ago
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    • If I were to buy that, I wouldn't care about collector value. I'd be buying it to drive it, not put it on a shelf.

      11 days ago
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    • I respect that. But i would personally still very much insist on a lower price, on the "infant pumpkin diarrhea" choice of color alone

      11 days ago
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  • Viper was probably the car that disappointed me the most when I finally get to drive one... Feels like a heavy battlehsip, could not find the fun part of it at all...

    13 days ago
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    • I agree. The Viper was the most disappointing "Super Car" I've ever driven. I'd rather drive my daily 2010 Ford Fusion than take a Viper anywhere. It doesn't do anything well.

      11 days ago
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    • The looks is still stunning. I guess I should have opted for another car of this bunch :) For the Defense of the Viper, the Ferrari was a bit more expensive...

      11 days ago