Somehow, in 2019, a small handful of new Dodge Vipers managed to find themselves welcoming homes.
Yep, that’s right. Five still-new Vipers were sold off lots last year, according to sales data from Fiat Chrysler. It’s just one snake that won’t die without a fight, apparently.
The fifth-generation Viper, if you’ll remember correctly, went out of production on August 16, 2017—over two years ago. The last example, a yellow ACR with black racing stripes, currently resides in FCA’s heritage collection. So what’s the deal?
Well, like the handful of unsold Lexus LFAs hiding throughout the country, there’s a number of possibilities these five Vipers didn’t sell until 2019. Dealers could have been using them for display purposes to bring in more customers, or stashing them away for investment purposes hoping their values would go up. Or maybe, they’re just asking too much money, and wouldn’t budge on price. An eBay Motors search reveals there are two Vipers for sale listed in brand-new condition—though one of them has over 300 miles on the odometer.
For some context, Dodge sold a total of 19 Vipers in 2018. So just judging by these sales numbers, it seems the remainder of new Vipers in the world is slowly starting to trickle away as more and more dealers sell their stock off. That’s just speculation at this point, however.
We’ve reached out to Dodge for more information on how these Vipers were sold, and how many are still up for grabs. We’ll update this article if we hear back.
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