A very special ad has appeared on Facebook Market. The original 1996 Dodge Viper limousine is produced in the US state of Missouri. According to the ad, the 7.62-meter-long Viper drives “great,” and likely has a mileage of around 10,000 miles. So every reason to look at this long lanky.
It’s not your ordinary limousine
Although the car is a limousine, in the past it was not. The car – originally a Dodge Viper RT/10 – has been “stretched”, as it were, by the previous owner. Someone with enough money and a carpenter’s eye can stretch any car and turn it into a limousine. Something that also happened with this Viper.
Unlike a regular limousine, the new elevated section does not include additional seats or an entertainment area, but in fact mainly empty space. The middle of the car is empty except for two additional bench seats, separating only the rear seats from the original front cabin.
The car is equipped with front and rear roll bars, but does not have a targa on top. The Viper is called “top-less”. Driving in the rain is therefore an absolute must.
The original RT/10 is still the car it once was in terms of performance. The original engine block, a raw V10 petrol motor, has been retained. This produces about 415 hp, and a maximum torque of 662 Nm. With this engine you can reach a maximum speed of 260 kilometers per hour. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, which is undoubtedly very fast for a car of this length.
The car is still perfectly Viper due to its color. This is finished in white, with blue stripes and maintains elegant lines. Very typical of this generation of Vipers.
The Viper, which can seat at least 12 people when fully converted, has comfortable leather seats and a very powerful sound system.
According to the current owner, the car is very useful as a means of advertising for the company. Hence the folding towbar, which can be used, for example, to pull a float. But whether a converted limousine with just a few extra seats on each side is worth the $160,000 asking price is up to you. Take a look here’s a Facebook Market ad.