We had the distinct pleasure
of having owned a 1992 Dodge Spirit R/T. This model is rare enough
in of itself (only 191 built), but this particular car is silver
in color. Only 31 cars were produced in silver. This particular
car was owned originally by an older gentleman, who took very
good care of it. The original owner sold it to a good friend.
He parked it in a barn and there it stayed for the last few years.
I bought it from him. That's the Reader's Digest version of this
The car currently had 182k miles on it when these pics were
taken. That seems hard to believe, given the excellent condition
the vehicle is in. The interior looks like it was never sat in,
and the paint is in amazingly good shape.
I installed polyurethane front control arm bushings, new axle
shaft seals, and new front wheel bearings/hubs in July 2005.
Also installed Eibach Pro-Kit springs, and a new set of Koni
Adjustable shocks and struts.
A 3" stainless steel mandrel bent exhuast from FWD Performance
was installed in June 2005. I added a Dynomax Ultraflow 3"
muffler. There is no catalyst. The exhaust was extensively fitted,
and it has no ground clearance issues, nor does it rub anywhere
on the body or frame.
Also added in June 2005 was a dual A-pillar gauge pod. It
has a Westach EGT gauge and a SW Boost/Vacuum gauge. It reads
to 15psi. An Autometer 30"Hg/20psi gauge will replace it
soon. A/C blows cold. It was converted to R-134a in May 2005.
In May 2005, the car received a NOS steering wheel from Chrysler,
new cruise control buttons (for cosmetic purposes). It also got
a B&M short shifter and a new MOMO GLHS shift knob. Pioneer
AM/FM/CD/MP3 player was added in May 2005.
Added FWDP strut tower brace July 2005. Also installed are
Mopar Performance +20% fuel injectors and FWD Performance 15
Also added powder-coated valve covers and billet aluminum
valley cover in July 2005.
I had the valve covers off to replace them with a freshly
powder-coated set. While I had it open, I took a couple of pics.
Notice how good the rockers and lifters look. There is no abnormal
cam wear on any lobe.
The head was replaced under warranty. This one was machined
at STAR Machine, and the center core plug has been welded.
Even the trunk is clean.
In September 2005, I sold the silver R/T. The idea that it
was sold was not monumental. What was important was the location
of the buyer. In this case, Finland! As far as I know, this will
be the only silver Spirit R/T to leave North America. I hope
to have pictures sometime soon of it in it's new (and colder)
All loaded up, behind a Mercedes AMG.