Exotic vehicles have always been rare in the Indian market due to the extremely high import tax regime. There are many enthusiasts who have imported exotic vehicles privately and in recent times, the number of imports has increased substantially. There are a few vehicles imported by the enthusiasts years ago and a few of them are on sale in the used car market. Here is one such vehicle, a 1995 Dodge Stealth ES for sale. Details below.
The vehicle was directly imported from the USA in the early 90s. As per the advertisement on OLX, this is a 1996 model and is a left-hand-drive vehicle, which makes it even more special. The red coloured Dodge Stealth ES for sale here is located in Dwarka in Nashik, Maharashtra. The seller has mentioned that the vehicle has completed a total of 38,000 km on the odometer, which is not much. However, it is quite difficult to ensure that it is the true reading since there are no service records available for the car.
The seller has mentioned that this is one of its kind vehicle in India and there is no other Dodge Stealth ES present in this market. While we cannot verify the claim, we can say that this is the first time we have spotted this Dodge model for sale in the market. The owner also claims that the vehicle is in top-notch condition and the pictures do show the same. The owner has mentioned that the car is currently owned by the second owner. There is no information on why the owner wants to sell it in the market though.
Dodge Stealth ES
The Dodge Stealth ES is basically a Mitsubishi 3000GT under the brand logo of Dodge. There were a total of four models under the Stealth name launched by Dodge. The Stealth ES was discontinued in 1996 so most likely it is one of the last vehicles from that era.
Powering the vehicle is a transversely mounted 3.0-litre naturally-aspirated V6 petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 164 PS with the base version of the Stealth. Dodge also offered more powerful or high-performance versions of the Stealth in the Indian market. The ES and the R/T variants had the engine with double overhead camshafts. In these variants, the engine produced a maximum power of around 222 PS. The top-of-the-line variant was the R/T Turbo. As the name suggests, the engine came with an intercooler turbocharged that pushed the power output to about 300 PS. The top-end variant came with a permanent 4WD system and a 4 wheel steering system too.
You can contact the seller directly for more information and details. Also, buyers should know that servicing and sourcing parts for such a vehicle can be a daunting task, especially in a country like India where importing parts require a lot of tax and sourcing is not easy.