Junkyard Gem: 2001 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe

Many of the Dodges that got R/T badging around the turn of the century were on the boring side, but this one has a manual transmission and powerful engine.

The Chrysler "Cloud Cars" of the 1990s were the Chrysler Cirrus, Plymouth Breeze, and Dodge Stratus; by the turn of our current century, only the Stratus name remained standing. For 2001, the Stratus sedan remained on a Chrysler platform, while the unrelated-other-than-name Stratus coupe became a sibling to the Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Stratus R/T was the hot-rod version; here's a 2001 Stratus R/T coupe languishing in a California self-service wrecking yard.This car has the 5-speed manual tran...