Ignored Dodge Viper rescued in a nick of time

Ignored Dodge Viper rescued in a nick of time


In the late 1980s, Chrysler the need for a more powerful brand image. Executive director, Bob Lutz, a former GM and Ford hero who was not offended by the huge sales queues, decided to change course. For this he engaged an old pilot and a sound converter Carol Shelby (AC Cobra, Ford Mustang Shelby, etc.) to create a sports car that can give it a more popular brand and appearance.

In 1989, the first example it emerged which came out because of its tough appearance with big hats and very wide wheels. This road without side windows was 1991 public presentation at the beginning of the forum Indianapolis 500

Dodge Viper RT10 1991

Instead of rustic Dodge Viper it was 8.0 liters large V10 engine which developed horsepower 394. Following the concept of Cobrahe was just a base without traction controlair conditioner or even door handles.

Despite this Spartan model, the car enjoyed great commercial success, selling 6,709 units between 1992 and 1996.

fate

The reservation of the Dodge Viper has been increased since then

The car shown below video purchased a new one in 1994 by Stan Kanapka. Unfortunately, the man died in 2015 and the car ended up with his brother. Destiny hit again in this family, the brother suffered a massive heart attack in 2019 that left Viper on the highway, without turning around and in all kinds of weather.

The reservation of the Dodge Viper has been increased since then

Now he looked like a dirty accident instead of a flash race car† This was inspiring WanaYouTube of the facility WD Details to help the owner rebuild the Snake.

hard work

In a very good video we can see the different stages in which this snake it was restored to its full glory, though the painting had suffered badly under the influence of Florida weather

The reservation of the Dodge Viper has been increased since then

After hard work snake it can be displayed again after a thorough cleaning of the body, interior and engine. Even the most worn seats were replaced.

Unfortunately, despite this thorough cleaning, the American beauty is not quite ready to take to the streets again. After all, a complete restoration, both mechanical and cosmetic, is needed before returning to the road and giving a fresh feeling to its driver.