It's typically hard to find early examples of the Dodge Viper that haven't been crashed or modified, but one eBay seller has a showroom-fresh version of the V10 roadster up for sale worthy of an eBay Find of the Day.

With just 504 miles on the odometer (according to the description and not the images) and "no defects at all," this 1994 Viper is a rare find indeed. Tack on the Buy It Now price of just $37,500 and it seems like a steal – especially when checking out the prices and conditions of other early Vipers currently listed on eBay.

Even after spending months ogling the all-new 2014 SRT Viper, it's hard to ignore the raw beauty of the original open-top model. From the three-spoke wheels to the calf-searing side pipes, everything about this Viper looks just the way it did when it rolled off the line almost 20 years ago. The seller even says that the top and windows have never been installed meaning there are no scratches anywhere on this car!


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      antacid
      • 1 Year Ago
      why did he buy a car he basically never drove only to sell it at a huge loss?
      Andrew Ramos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Body looks great. Those rims have always looked terrible to me though.
        Phil B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew Ramos
        They make the whole car look like a plastic model aka fake. Still, it was the early '90s and that melted plastic look was everywhere...whatchagunnado?
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Back when 400 ponies was crazy power. Now it's jus 37% more than a Maxima.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BipDBo
        Still waaaay more power than most folks need! Quite enough for me!
          BipDBo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Teleny411
          Most folks aren't in the market for a Viper. Besides, nobody "needs" that much power in a small car. Tractor trailer, yes. We could all get to work with probably 50 hp. "Needing" power isn't the point, though, is it?
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BipDBo
        Doubt the Maxima has 450lb.ft or weighs as little as this. Instead, it has a whiny CVT and electronic nannies. This car burns you and makes your ears ring so you know its real.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      19 years later the reaction to this car is meh. I think ultimately history will treat the early Vipers very well. I can see this being a big money car in the 2040 Barrett-Jackson. Low miles, original 1st gen Viper that hasn\'t been flogged for years or wrapped around a tree will be in very short supply.
      Awhattup
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is the car 37k good as today's standard? nope! but it is the first mark of the Viper and great condition as a collection.
      Red-eye
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only thing wrong with it is it is a Dodge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Red-eye
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      J W
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I'm not mistaken, this is pre ABS, traction control and all other fun robbing nannies:) That's a great price for the miles, at least around where I live. You'll pay that for 10, 20 or 30,000 mile examples. I don't care how "crude" or "juvenile" this car is, I love it!
      handbraaaake
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah, the original Viper. Back in the day I tried to convince my dad who was a porsche fan at the time to buy one but he told me; "The Viper was a crudely conceived idea some rednecks had in a shed and was built from panels hand beaten over a saw-horse with the engine from a freight-train and the gearbox from a tractor."
        Clipper44
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        Is your dad Jeremy Clarkson? Pretty sure he said something exactly like that.
        Rayvan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        Must have been rough, back in the day, to have such crude, rednecky car kicking their precice, refined asses so badly all the time...
        huisj203
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        Sounds like what Ferrari people said about Lamborghinis in the 1960s.
        carnut0913
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        hows that voggie duffer working for him, where they forgot to put an engine in and tacked it on aft of the rear axle?
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        Your dad was a fool. I'm sorry.
        cartarded
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        As a fan of the new Viper I'd have to agree with your dad. Just look at the pictures...
        bubba_roe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        Was there some part of his statement that wasnt true?
        Tiberius1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @handbraaaake
        First Gen Vipers have always screamed "Kit Car" to me, but that doesn't mean they are to be shown disrespect in any way..they are an absolute hoot to drive!!
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somebody will get a sweet ride. I'd put some better wheels on it though..,
      carnut0913
      • 1 Year Ago
      its a stretched Miata!!!! wink wink its still gorgeous
      rstonnerdd
      • 1 Year Ago
      You are also getting 20 year old rubber parts under the hood, 20 year old tires and a 20 year old plastic interior. I would approach this with much care. Any indication on how it was stored - fluids replaced at a timely interval, tires rotated to prevent flat spots or on jack stands, in a climate controlled storage space? If my checking account balance had just three more zeros on the end of in it, I might consider it . . .
        Kristen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rstonnerdd
        Somehow, I doubt maintenance has been a priority. The ad states, "Welcome to 1994." Must've been the year this guy failed out of elementary school. The guy doesn't seem to be aware of the contraction "you're," among other glaring mistakes. You are = you're. Seriously. Wow. It's a simple example, but it shows carelessness and haste. If he's careless and hasty in developing an ad for a roughly $40k vehicle, I would question his maintenance habits. It's already giving me a bad feeling in my gut. He seems to be a guy who is just looking to move a car and make a buck, versus an enthusiast looking for a new home for his Viper. I wish luck to all the parties involved. They're going to need it.
        kqr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rstonnerdd
        The sun (UV) is typically the biggest enemy of plastic and rubber parts. They tend to hold up very nicely if the vehicle is lightly driven and garaged when not in use. In that scenario, twenty years should not be a problem at all. I have a fair weather, pleasure use-only garage queen that I bought brand new twelve years ago and the rubber and plastic on it is still like new. It even has the original wiper blades, and they're just as flexible and supple as the day it left the factory.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a really good price. Hell, it'll retain value much better than the USD.
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