This immaculate 1996 Dodge Viper GTS is for sale with only 37 miles on the clock

Why do people do this? :(

The 1996 Dodge Viper GTS you see here, in pristine condition, was recently put up for sale on Bring a Trailer and the most absurd thing about it is the fact that it's somehow only done 37 miles in 24 years. I'm afraid this basically means the car was not driven at all and these 37 miles have probably been accumulated by driving on and off trailers and in and out the showrooms and air-conditioned garages. What a pity.

Under the hood, you'll find the Viper's party piece, the iconic naturally-aspirated 8.0-liter V10, producing 450 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque and sending the power to the rear wheels only, via a 6-speed manual transmission. That makes it somewhat (beautifully) underpowered, I know, but that's part of the charm with the Viper.

Apart from its engine and its mileage, this car is a bit special because the GTS was also the first Viper to use airbags, and it features a "double bubble" roof designed to accommodate helmets since the Viper GTS was used as a pace car for the 1996 Indianapolis 500. The interior is characteristically barren and simple, with an Alpine CD player, power windows, black leather upholstery and uncomplicated white dials with black markers and numbers.

The car only has one previous owner, who apparently had no intention of driving it (duh), and was acquired by the seller, a dealership in Wisconsin, earlier this year. It is still available, because the $82,500 high bid wasn't enough to meet the reserve price, which at this point is likely to be in the 6-figure range.

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Comments (38)

  • Best American Car of the 90's. No questions asked.

      22 days ago
  • I don’t think it will bring the kind of money the owner wants it to bring. It’s not old enough for that. If it reaches 50 years old with that kind of mileage it could be worth a fortune. The problem is the original owner likely got too old to wait for it to reach “collectible” status. Someone will eventually get a very cool, low mileage, car and they will pay handsomely. I think it will take years for it to be worth more than $100k.

      24 days ago
  • How nice of the seller, keeps the nostalgic brand new 90s car feeling for the future generation! 🙃

      24 days ago
  • If only I had money. 😣😞

      21 days ago
  • Investment return. That’s why they do it

      21 days ago