The Dodge Stealth was in fact so stealthy that there’s a good chance it might be overlooked when naming off the memorable sports car models of the 1990s.
In Japan, automakers were on a roll in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the sporty two-door niche; the Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra, Acura NSX and Mazda RX7 were a few of the iconic sports models that took the world by storm during that era.
Mitsubishi had a hot contender in the segment, too. Its 3000GT VR-4 packed advanced feature content for its time: All-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering, twin-turbo performance and adaptive suspension highlighted that car’s offerings.
It was during this same timeframe that Chrysler had a collaborative relationship with Mitsubishi and saw fit to rebadge the 3000GT as a Dodge Stealth in North America. Doing so elevated the brand’s presence in the performance realm alongside the formidable Viper supercar.
The Pick of the Day is an original, low-mileage 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T that looks to be about as factory-fresh as any 30-year-old car can be.
This particularly clean Stealth can be found on ClassicCars.com, listed by a dealership in Apex, North Carolina, offered with only 44,000 miles on the odometer and said to have been garage kept.
While the 3000GT and Stealth siblings each shared the same 3.0-liter 24-valve V6, the engine could be either naturally aspirated or twin-turbocharged. The motor in this car is the latter, and it’s a powerplant good for 300 horsepower and 308 pound-feet of torque.
A five-speed manual transmission puts the power to all four wheels. The seller states that the Stealth “rows through the gears with ease,” and describes it as a car that was years ahead of its time.
The contoured body lines that make up the profile of the car could indeed be compared to those of a stealth fighter jet, and the driver-centric interior makes for a commanding cockpit with convenient access to gauges and controls, including digital automatic climate control. There is even an AM/FM cassette deck (“digital synthesized receiver,” as shown on the unit itself) for a fully immersive 1990s audio experience.
With collectability of neo-classic sports cars on the rise, you might not want to let this Stealth off your radar. The seller is asking $20,500.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.