1991 Dodge Stealth RT AWD Twin Turbo

Price: US $12,993.50 Item location: El Prado, New Mexico, United States
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Stealth
  • SubModel: Twin Turbo
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: R/T
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 151,795
  • VIN: JB3XE74C3MY025318
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Heated Rear Mirrors, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: All Wheel Steering, 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1991 Dodge Stealth R/T

This auction is for an excellent 1991 Firestorm Red Dodge Stealth R/T All Wheel Drive Twin Turbo sports car. The car drives, brakes, accelerates and handles great. The A/C is cold; the heat is hot. It consistently gets an honest 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Importantly, this car comes with a brand new motor: a newly installed completely rebuilt blue-printed OEM factory spec engine (only 35 miles total mileage on the new engine). The front seats have also been fully reupholstered in all imported leather. There are numerous other new parts as well (described below).

In short, this car is an exceptional, good looking, great driving, and reasonably priced AWD Twin Turbo Stealth that has had an easy life, been well cared for, and essentially needs nothing. It is ready to go to its new home and is truly FUN to drive! Should you win the auction on this car or buy it now, I’m confident you will not be disappointed.

I recommend this car not as a car salesman (I am not one) but as a car guy. I have had a half-dozen of these outstanding twin turbo GT (grand touring) sports cars, including this one and two others that I still own, and this one is as good as an unmodified factory spec car gets. (I can’t keep all three of my twin turbo cars, even though I’d like to.)

Detailed Description:

The powerplant is a transverse front mounted Mitsubishi built 6G72 3.0 liter intercooled twin turbocharged V6 engine with computer controlled electronic fuel injection, four overhead cams, 24 valves, and factory oil cooler. The gear box is a sturdy Getrag five speed all synchromesh manual transmission (transaxle). In addition, this model car has the fully functional factory all-wheel drive with hydraulic in-phase all wheel steering system, power assisted four wheel disc brakes with ABS, power assisted rack and pinion steering, an excellent cruise control system, and a driver side air bag.

R/T model creature comforts include automatic climate-temperature control (to manage A/C and heat) with manual override, bucket seats, power windows and door locks and driver’s seat and outside mirrors (heated), front and rear defrosters and intermittent windshield wipers, a tilt steering column, coffee cup holders in the center console, overhead reading lights, and vanity mirrors. The back seats fold down and create a truly large area for luggage/gear relative to most other cars of this type.

In addition to the well-optioned R/T model package, this particular car is also equipped with an original optional factory ultimate sound AM/FM cassette radio and amplifier with compact disc and three band graphic equalizer as well as leather reclining bucket seats (newly reupholstered).

History: This is a three-owner car. This car was sold new in 1991 to a Portland, Oregon area surgeon by Buff Chrysler-Dodge of Newberg, Oregon. In 1999, it was sold it with 54,267 miles on it to the owner of a Hurricane, Utah golf course. Both prior owners obviously took great care of the car. In 2014, I bought the car with 140,768 miles in excellent condition other than for a tired engine and a worn bolster on the driver’s leather bucket seat (typical for these Twin Turbo cars). Mileage on the car now is 151,795.

Technical Details:

The engine is newly rebuilt with only 35 miles on it for initial break-in and systems checks. Equipped as it is with OEM Mitsubishi 13g factory sport turbos and with the car’s turbo boost solenoid updated to factory specification, rated horsepower is projected as 375 net horsepower, which is an additional 75 net horsepower over the base stock twin turbo powerplant without these options. The installation is by the book and factory; all stock OEM engine and fuel management computers, systems and emission controls (including exhaust catalysts and O2 sensors) are installed and present.

The Getrag 5 speed transaxle shifts silky smooth and without synchro grind.

Here’s a summary of what’s new or been added in the 11,000 miles since I bought the car:

Newly Installed 6G72 Twin Turbo Engine:

Seasoned block boiled, trued and decked

Cylinders bored oversize and honed with torque plates

Heads decked and totally rebuilt with new valve guides and seals

Precision valve job

Connecting rods re-sized

Crank main and rod journals turned and polished

Rotating assembly balanced

New pistons (OEM spec hypereutectic)

New rings (moly top rings)

New main, rod and thrust bearings (Clevite)

New gaskets (Mahle and Felpro)

New freeze plugs

New crankshaft seals (front and rear)

New camshaft seals

OEM spec gen three big bore lifters

New water pump

New timing, accessory drive, and power steering belts

New timing belt tensioner, idler pulley and tensioner pulley

Turbocharger upgrade: Mitsubishi OEM GTO 13g “sport” turbos

New Bosch Iridium spark plugs and OEM spark plug wires

New air filter

New fuel filter

Turbo boost solenoid limiter plug removed per factory 1993 service spec

New coolant fill pressure cap

New OEM PCV valve

[Note: All factory emissions and smog related equipment is installed and in place, including exhaust gas recirculation, positive crankcase pressure, oxygen sensor and exhaust catalyst systems.]

Drive Train:

Flywheel turned (per factory two step specifications)

New clutch disc, pressure plate and throwout bearing

New remanufactured front CV drive axles (left and right)

Brakes:

New front rotors and pads

Suspension:

Four wheel alignment

Tires:

Sumitomo HTR A/S PO1 245/45 R17 95 W rated (168 mph) All SeasonRadial Tires (installed new when I got the car)

Paint and Body:

Original factory paint in good condition

Body straight with no known damage history

No rust issues

New front windshield glass

New OEM aft top roof moulding

New lower outer window weatherstrips (left and right)

New power window regulators (left and right)

New hydraulic hood struts

New windshield wipers

New radiator over-flow tank and sender

Interior:

New imported leather upholstery on front seats

New leather shifter boot

Computer Control:

Remanufactured factory ECU (with new non-leak capacitors – fixes well-known major issue)

Nits and Picks and Fixes

As nice as it is, the car is not new. These are the only items left on my “list” of items on my “nits” list that I either ignore or would eventually address were I to keep the car as well as the “fixes” so far as I can tell:

SRS (supplemental restraint system) light on

- All my cars have this; so far as I can tell, it just comes on after a certain point but has no implications for driving the car; I choose to ignore it (some people disconnect the light)

Tiny chips in the paint on the front of the car

- This is the same as for any car from being on the road; they are not noticeable unless you look for them close up; I choose to ignore them; they go away of course when the cars eventually get repainted

Defroster vent cracks

- Every Stealth/3000GT I have ever seen has these cracks in the vents below the front windshield; it’s a cosmetic issue only; I choose to ignore it; the ultimate fix is to replace the plastic vents with metal ones

Washer fluid level indicator light is on

- There’s plenty of windshield washer fluid in the plastic reservoir and the sender is plugged in, but the low level light is on nonetheless; I have ignored it, but the obvious fix is to replace the sender with a new one, or simply replace the entire washer fluid tank with a new one

Although not a “nit” or problem, the factory exhaust is fixed at sport for max power; this setting is still quiet and civilized but avoids the known problem of the exhaust control cables getting permanently stuck in restricted/ow power mode

What’s included with the car:

Original window sticker

Original owners manual

Digital factory (Mitsubishi) technical manuals

Chassis

Electrical

Engine (6G72 V6)

Space saver spare tire

Jack and tools

Two keys

Price and Investment Considerations:

For what it’s worth, the NADA classic car guide offers a good idea of what this year and model of car tends to sell for these days. Equipped from the factory as this car is, the market prices range from about $5,000 (low retail) to $9,000 (average retail) to $16,000 (high retail). Given its new engine and otherwise very good condition, car people I talk to think the fair value for this car (fair to both buyer and seller) would be something more than $9,000 (average retail) but something less than $16,000 (high retail). I agree, and am pricing it (setting the opening bid) at $10,500 which is exactly half way between the average low and high retail and just a bit above average retail. “Buy It Now” is just a bit more, $11,500, which is at the low end of what I know it actually costs to find a really good twin turbo car and get its motor and drive train in top condition.

I find it hard to believe, but if we want to go out and buy a comparably performing NEW factory all wheel drive twin turbo sports car today it will cost us more than $100,000. That means cars like the car in this auction which offer essentially the same fun driving experience can be owned for a tenth of what a comparable new car costs. Small wonder that the Stealth and 3000GT cars are appreciating now in value.

Clear Title with No Liens:

The New Mexico title is clear and in my possession. There are no liens.

Questions:

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I’ll do my best to answer them straight away. Although I always do my best to accurately and fairly describe things for sale on eBay and have a 100% positive feedback rating, the car is available for inspection to any serious buyer by prior arrangement. The car is in Taos, New Mexico, (north of Santa Fe near the Colorado state border) and you’re more than welcome to come check it out for yourself before bidding.

Terms and Conditions of This Auction:

This car is offered strictly “as is”, with no warranties express or implied. I welcome all bids and buy it now commitments. Please not that the car is being advertised elsewhere and is also being offered for sale locally, so I reserve the right to cancel the auction at any time before it closes or a buy it now commitment is made.

Payment Terms:

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 by PayPal is due to be received by me within 48 hours of the close of the auction. The full balance remaining is due to be received by me within seven days of end of auction. The balance due is payable in cash, or by PayPal, cashier’s check, bank check, wire transfer, or otherwise by agreement with Seller (me), it being understood that the car and title will not be released to Buyer (you) unless and until all required funds have actually cleared and been received by Seller (me).

Shipping:

Shipping is solely buyer’s responsibility. Making arrangements for and cost of shipping from Arroyo Seco, New Mexico is entirely the responsibility of Buyer. I am more than happy to work with you on details of getting the car, and will help in any way I can. Buyer agrees to pick up car within thirty (30) days from end of auction unless otherwise worked out and agreed to by Seller.

Thanks for looking, good luck, and thanks in advance for your winning bid or buy it now!