Daily Driver Miles: 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 – Sold?

Feb 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

March 4, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

First-generation Dodge Vipers are a unique breed, and captivating for all the wrong reasons. These were crude machines, sent to production with plenty of rough edges still exposed. While red over gray is the classic color combo, a few cars made it out wearing less conventional schemes, as this fly yellow 1995 RT/10 originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist in Spring Hill, Florida goes to show us. The private seller is asking $39,500, and comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the ask is right in line with current valuations as a “Good” condition model is worth $33,500 and “Excellent” is pegged at $47,100.

What I meant by “captivating for all the wrong reasons” is because the first-generation Viper is the four-wheeled equivalent to the bad girl (or bad boy) in high school that everyone wants to date even though they know it’s a recipe for disaster. The early Vipers were uncomfortable, with cramped footwells and an awkward entry into the cabin, with a wide sill that would almost certainly burn you considering the hot exhaust gases exiting just underneath via the side-exit muffler. There are no exterior door handles or roll-up windows, and the targa roof panel looks like an afterthought. But that’s the charm of the early RT/10, as Dodge would eliminate many of these concerns with later editions.

The Mopar Muscle and Munitions YouTube Channel features this similar 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 being put through its paces:

The seller’s car has clearly been driven, racking up an impressive 65,000 miles. There’s a very real attraction to an exclusive sports or muscle car when you see it with more than the standard low-mileage on the clock; it suggests the owner actually used it as intended, which is to say being driven and never missing an opportunity to row through the gears behind the mighty V10. The interior is a simple affair, but the gray leather buckets appear to be in excellent shape. The seller notes recent maintenance as including new tires, pads, and rotors all around. Upgrades are limited to a 3 inch wrapped cat-back exhaust, and twin K&N filters; however, the seller mentions “many” upgrades, so perhaps there are more than shared in the description. This driver-grade Viper is the kind of supercar you want to buy as there will be little to no fear of using it like any other daily – albeit one with 400 horsepower on tap.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“rare yellow, gen. 1, has approx. 65,000 mi. (2,500 mi per yr.) it is in vg. to excel. cond. comes with original hard and soft tops, both hard and soft windows w/back window. many upgrades, 3” wrapped catback exhaust, twin k&n fillters, new tires, pads&rotors all around. call for more info. no trades, cash only, title in hand.

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