Topflight Turbo: 12k-Mile 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo 5-Speed

  • March 19, 2021
The Rundown
  • First Year Stealth
  • Super Low 12k Miles From New
  • Bone Stock Except AEM Engine Management System
  • 300hp, DOHC 24v 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
  • Desirable 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Legendary Performance
  • Seems to be in Very Good Overall Condition
Why We Like It

When Dodge introduced the Stealth for 1991, it kind of blew the world away. The Stealth, and it’s sibling from Mitsubishi, the 3000GT, would set new standards for performance cars, competing with a flurry of similar machines from Japan, and it was even enough to strike fear into the hearts of Porsche, Ferrari, and Corvette. After all, for several thousand dollars less (except for the Acura NSX), these manufacturers were offering similar performance, stunning drivability, outstanding comfort levels, superb reliability, massive dealer networks – it was kind of obvious why the traditional expensive sports cars were a little nervous. On top of that, especially in the case of the 3000GT and Stealth, they were packed full of technology – the 3000GT VR4 and Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo offering all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, active aero systems, 4-wheel ABS disc brakes, and an ocean of power accessories and amenities. And then there was the drivetrain! Ferocious performers (especially in Twin-Turbo spec), they could sprint from 0-60 mph in about 5-seconds, finish the ¼-mile in something around 14-seconds, and top-out at 155 mph. They offer outstanding cornering and braking, a solid ride feel, great build quality, and again, tons of technology.

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topflight-turbo-12k-mile-1991-dodge-stealth-r-t-twin-turbo-5-speed43688691904.577284236.IM1.07.1600x1200 A.1600x1200This one shows very few miles on the odometer and looks to be in great shape. It might be the photographs, but it looks like exterior could use a nice buff and really get that bright red paint to pop! Inside, the interiors look great and consistent with the mileage from the few photos provided. Built in the early 1990s, finding good examples of the Stealth is becoming more challenging, so many of them falling victim to the goofiness of the fast and furious movement. Stock, original cars like this one are true gems.

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Valuation Verdict

A fair number of these hot performance sports GTs were built, but a large portion of those saw many miles, lots of abuse, and deferred maintenance. The main enemy for these cars were junior racers slapping on every nuance of aftermarket performance enhancement they could get their hands on, subsequently destroying the cars over time. As such, finding a preserved original is tough – and yes, it’s usually the well-kept originals that are commanding the highest dollars. Looking over the market, a number of Twin-Turbos are out there, but not too many with the low miles like this one. One dealership in Beverly Hills has a white Twin-Turbo with a few miles less for nearly $50! That’s obviously a goofy price, but we don’t deny that these cars will be worth that much someday. Our thought is, this one seems fairly honest, straight, clean, and shows low miles – it’s likely a great catch to enjoy mildly and watch increase in value in the coming years. As such, we call it ‘Fair Market’ at about 20% less than the advertised price, so get your comps in order and polish up your negotiation skills.

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