- Phase II Final Edition
- 10,143 actual miles
- #118 of 360
- 450hp / 8.0L V10
- Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission
- Dana 44 / 3.08 gears
- Original paperwork
Want an affordable way to get your hands on a top-notch super car which has serious collector pedigree and can handily dispatch pretty much anything on the road? Then step right up and take a look at this showroom fresh 2002 Final Edition Dodge Viper! Designed from the beginning for dyed-in-the-wool gear heads who desire ultimate performance and want to be seen in the best car money can buy, the Dodge Viper has been a poster child of audacious American attitude for over 20 years. And unlike a 50 year old Charger and Challenger that has been rebuilt to collector car status, this pristine Phase II Viper is a low mileage, all original time capsule which has been pampered since the day it rolled out of the showroom and only taken out on traffic-free special occasions. If you're looking for the best version of one of the best super cars ever built, this Final Edition Viper is your ticket!
According to the original window sticker included with this sale, Viper Final Edition number 118 (of 360) was delivered to Ed Moses Dodge in Scottsdale, Arizona with the following standard and optional equipment:
STANDARD FUNCTIONAL AND SAFETY FEATURES
* ---Next generation front airbags with a passenger on/off switch
* ---650 Amp battery
* ---Four wheel disc anti-lock brakes
* ---Anti-spin differential
* ---3.07 axle ratio
* ---Power rack and pinion steering
* ---Sport suspension
* ---Variable intermittent windshield wipers
* ---Compact spare tire
* ---Dual rear exhaust
* ---Adjustable pedals
* ---Rear window defroster
* ---12 inch clutch
* ---Engine oil cooler
* ---19 gallon fuel tank
STANDARD INTERIOR FEATURES
* ---Air conditioning
* ---Security alarm
* ---Power windows
* ---Keyless entry system with two transmitters
* ---Alpine premium stereo with CD player
* ---200 watt amplifier
* ---Leather wrapped shift knob
* ---Gauges – fuel/oil pressure/voltage/coolant
* ---200 MPH speedometer
* ---Rear view day/night mirror
* ---Headlamp warning chimes
* ---Tilt steering column
* ---Leather wrapped steering wheel
* ---Full length floor console
STANDARD EXTERIOR FEATURES
* ---Halogen headlamps
* ---Fog lamps
* ---Tinted windshield
* ---Power mirrors
* ---P275/35ZR18 and P335/30/ZR18 black side wall tires
* ---18 inch polished aluminum wheels
* ---Final Edition Group with dual painted stripes and numbered dash plaque ($00)
* ---Dual painted stripes ($00)
* ---Gas guzzler tax ($3,000)
BASE PRICE: $72,225
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: $3,000
DESTINATION CHARGE: $775
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE: $79,000
Despite its similar outward appearance to the first generation Viper the Phase II, introduced in 1996, was distinct enough to be considered a whole new model. Extensive modifications included a reworked engine with higher power and less weight, an almost completely redesigned chassis that is 60 pounds lighter and 25% stiffer, a thoroughly redesigned suspension, reduced braking distances and government mandated dual front airbags. Virtually new in every way, this Final Edition Phase II features bright Viper Red paint and Stone White decals which pay tribute to the Oreca cars that dominated Le Mans. Like most Vipers, it has been a carefully tended toy rather than a daily driver or even a track weapon; and as a result, has led a very easy California life which included sunny day only driving at mostly interstate level quickness. Fit and finish are exceptionally good with plastic body panels that show no signs of age-related stress, and a glossy, flat finish which does a great job of turning passing reflections into vivid blurs.
Inspired by Pete Brocks classic Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe and sporting one of the most unique shapes ever put on American roads, this 2002 Final Edition Viper looks fantastic from every angle. Covered in a protective 3M clear bra, the front of the car centers a menacing Dodge crosshair grille between a smooth chin spoiler, clear HID headlights and optional halogen fog lights. At the top of that grille, a red snake skin textured Viper emblem leads your eye to the cars functional ram air hood which features heat extractors, a centered air intake for the motor, and a passenger's side air intake for the climate control system. Behind the hood, factory glass is bordered by body-matched mirrors, unique B-pillar mounted door handles and a polished fuel filler cap, and topped by a classic 'double bubble' roof. At the sides of the car, aggressively sculpted doors and chip-free fiberglass rockers sit between super wide rear fenders and body-matched “Viper GTS” emblems. And at the back of the car, a curved body-matched rear spoiler is propped above showroom fresh tail lights which include a cool Viper emblem CHMSL, a stylized rear bumper and stainless center exit exhaust tips.
The engine under this cars massive clamshell hood needs no introduction. Displacing 8 liters and turning a stout 9.6 to 1 compression ratio into 450 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque, this 488 cubic inch aluminum beast is one of the most outrageous powerplants ever bolted between the fenders of a production car. Dodge designers knew the big mill would be the cars focal point, so they went out of their way to dress it up a bit by coating the ram tuned aluminum intake manifold and cast aluminum valve covers in a slick coat of bright red paint and menacing Viper logos. In fact, it's such an impressive piece that I'm really surprised the Mopar guys didn't put a Lexan window in the hood like Team Corvette did for their new ZR1. Everything is as clean as the day the car rolled out of the 'snake pit' in Detroit, and the engine bay is absolutely immaculate, from its dual throttle bodies all the way down to its aluminum oil pan, tubular stainless exhaust manifolds and regularly refreshed fluids. Have those throttle cables ever stretched to the wide-open position? Has the dual speed fan or aluminum water pump ever had to strain to cool the engine after a 150 MPH blast? Has the air cleaner ever attempted to swallow a squirrel as it throws almost 1000 cubic feet of air toward the cars aluminum heads, forged aluminum pistons and forged steel crank? Unlikely. Rather, this car has probably done some idling and a few passes down the street on the day it came home, but otherwise has abstained from the joy for which it was designed and built. And while that's a shame, nobody can argue that preserving this car for the future was a mistake.
Underneath the car, you'll find a spotless chassis, that's complete with a Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission and an upgraded Dana 44 limited slip differential which carries interstate-happy 3.08 gears. Part of the Phase II Viper updates included a reinforced frame, which improves precision and addresses concerns about cowl shake, and a cast aluminum unequal length double A-arm front and rear suspension which utilizes revised geometry, updated coil overs and factory sway bars to create a more user-friendly track experience. This new revised suspension, when combined with the stiffer chassis and aerodynamic body, raises this cars lateral grip to 0.98 and allows slalom runs which exceed 70 MPH! At the center of the car, the rear-exit exhaust I mentioned earlier has been upfitted with a Borla cat-back system which sends air through smoothed intake tubes and great sounding Borla mufflers to give the big V10 a much improved roar. And at the corners of the car, four wheel disc brakes, which come equipped with both standard electronic distribution and a state-of-the-art anti-lock system, squeeze “Viper” branded dual piston calipers around 13 inch rotors. Turning the engines massive torque into melted pieces of pavement is a handsome set of 18 inch polished aluminum wheels which wear factory fresh 275/35 front and 335/30 rear Michelin Pilot Sport radials.
Like the cars which inspired it, this Viper features a fresh black interior that places an emphasis on simplicity and performance above all else. The perforated leather bucket seats are so comfortable that Dodge actually licensed their design as an office chair; and the door panels, while simple, feature both a satin finished door handles and trick emergency releases. In front of the seats, a large dash holds clear white-face gauges above an optional Alpine CD player; and between the seats, a satin finished shifter holds Final Edition exclusive red stitched shift knob above a satin finished emergency brake handle and a sequentially numbered plaque. Below the seats, Viper logo floor mats protect like-new carpet, and behind the seats, built in storage bins lock to secure small valuables. Connecting the driver to the road is a nice set of factory aluminum foot pedals which hang below a Final Edition exclusive leather wrapped and red-stitched steering wheel. Behind the cockpit, the fully finished trunk is all business with a 'compact' spare tire and jack, two large speakers and a factory amplifier.
Documentation included with the sale of this Viper consist of the original window sticker outlined above, the cars original owner's manual and warranty booklet, a 2002 Viper dealer brochure and a clean Carfax report.
There can't be many low mileage Final Edition Vipers left in the market. But with the realities of depreciation, no matter how immaculately maintained these cars are they're selling for extremely reasonable prices. So, this Viper presents two distinct opportunities: You can be a savvy investor, buy low and wait for the market to catch up. Or, you can just seize the opportunity to ink an excellent deal on a car that, even ten years off the showroom floor, is one of the fastest and most exclusive machines on the road.
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