One of 1,399 limited editions built, this R/T is another great example of a wolf in sheep's clothing. It has some serious performance under its skin, the very few signs of which are a small spoiler, mild bodykit, 15" snowflake alloy wheels and a small R/T decal on the trunk lid. Under the hood, however, sits a Lotus developed 2.2L 16-valve turbo 4-cylinder engine, producing 227hp (167kw), linked to a heavy duty 5-speed A568 manual transmission. These cars also had 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes, optional ABS and the interior of the R/T was uniquely trimmed with velour cloth bucket seats and velour door card panels.
With a 0 - 60mph time under 6-seconds, at the time of launch these were promoted as the fastest US-built sedan, with performance matching many high cost European imports. The power figures certainly put the car in line with many Group A 2-litre rally cars of the era, such as the Lancer Evo, Celica GT-Four and Nissan Pulsar GTiR. It reminds us a lot of the Ford Sierra Cosworth sedans - If only the Dodge was fitted with a 4WD system to match!
This particular car is a 1991 model, and one of 774 red cars produced in that year. It presents in immaculate condition, and the seller describes it as a full matching numbers vehicle in unmodified condition, suitable for investors. The car comes with all original components, including original Marchal driving light covers, documents, booklets, build sheet and complete 4 owner history. Interestingly, the car won the 2014 Chrysler Performance West Spring Sling show in Van Nuys, California.
See it here on Ebay USA, with a starting bid of $11,500 (USD). We hadn't been aware of these rare sedans until now, and this is the first one we've added to Classic Register. If you own one, please sign-up and add yours to the register so can preserve the details of these rare R/Ts into the future.
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