While the legendary Dodge Viper maybe hissstory, the sports car has been making a lot of news of late. Recently, we told you about several important variants crossing the auction block and another one is about to make the trip, later today at the Bonhams Auctions going on in Phoenix, Arizona.
The very first 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 to come off the assembly line and kickstart what would go on to be one of the most iconic nameplates in automotive history will find a new home today. Carrying the VIN number of #001 is not the only thing special to this car’s lineage. This car was owned by industry icon and then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca.
Iacocca went on stage at the 1991 Detroit Auto Show and introduced the upcoming Dodge Viper with another auto industry icon, Carroll Shelby riding in the passenger seat. He then went on to tell the press that he originally passed on Shelby’s offer to purchase the very first Shelby Cobra built but wasn’t making the same mistake again with the new Dodge Viper.
Fast forward twenty-eight years and the Viper Red sports car only has 6,200 miles on the odometer and has remained part of Iacocca’s personal collection until his death, last year. According to the auction house, they project that the car will go for somewhere in the ballpark of $100,000 to $125,000. With that kind of projection, this important part of automotive history would be one hell of a deal, for one lucky buyer. We personally think that that car will go for more, considering its importance in not only the Chrysler Corporation’s story but also its significance in the automotive world.
The car will go across the auction block today, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). You can see more of the auction details on Bonhams Auction website.
So how much do you think the very first Dodge Viper will go for? Leave your answer in the comments below.