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n1kki6 September 4th, 2019 07:18 PM

Hey All,

Hopefully this is the correct forum. I have owned quite a few sports and muscles cars and have recently turned my attention to the Viper. I have always wanted one and have the cash to buy.

My only problem; finding one.

I am look strictly for a GTS. I am probably on the low side for value in that $39k to $45k range, but I have seen plenty of nice cars sell in these prices. I am looking at red with or without stripes or blue/white. Could go yellow for the right car.

First, can I expect to find a nice car in this price range? Second, other than the obvious car shopping places like ebay, cars.com, autotrader, where else should I be looking.

I am located in MN, and the selection up here is pretty much limited to rt/10's and gen 3s, which I also love, but finding a gts is few and far between. I rarely see a gen2 gts. Any other recommendations for find a car out of state would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike

Viper98912 September 4th, 2019 07:39 PM

You can definitely find a nice car for that price. You're pretty much hitting the right websites, along with the 3 main Viper sites that also have classifieds.

99RT10&GTS September 4th, 2019 08:44 PM

Talk to Matt(Mbcenter), he is in MN and has a lot of nice cars. I think he is ready to sell his 1997 GTS(B/W)

n1kki6 September 4th, 2019 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 99RT10>S (Post 4678423)
Talk to Matt(Mbcenter), he is in MN and has a lot of nice cars. I think he is ready to sell his 1997 GTS(B/W)

Will do, thanks!

mbccenter September 4th, 2019 09:11 PM

I might sell my 24k mile B&W but you would have to up your budget a little. I am in MN so saves you some there.

n1kki6 September 4th, 2019 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by mbccenter (Post 4678427)
I might sell my 24k mile B&W but you would have to up your budget a little. I am in MN so saves you some there.

Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, I am not sure how much more wiggle room I have. I could certainly spend a bit more depending on what a little is, but I have a few house projects going too, and a couple grand here a couple grand there can add up quick, so it kind of depends.

EllowViper September 5th, 2019 08:21 AM

Where in Mn? I'm from Lake City but currently live in Tampa Fl....MacDill AFB. I get "up there" a few times a year visiting family (they will never leave...even to visit). Vipers are fun, but I miss snowmobiling more....

n1kki6 September 5th, 2019 10:23 AM

I live in St. Michael. Pretty much the same distance NW of the metro as lake city is SE.

mbccenter September 5th, 2019 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by n1kki6 (Post 4678433)
Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, I am not sure how much more wiggle room I have. I could certainly spend a bit more depending on what a little is, but I have a few house projects going too, and a couple grand here a couple grand there can add up quick, so it kind of depends.

Sounds like you might be better traveling to look at them.. Hate to get in the way of your house projects.

Red Kaos September 6th, 2019 04:28 PM

Several good leads above. When you get a chance, check the VOA Facebook page. There is a well sorted '01 GTS for sale; yellow with gunmetal stirpes. It is at the high end of your range. I know this Viper, and the owner. Truly a well done GenII inside and out. Worth your time to consider. It is located in the Panhandle of FL. PM me if you'd like. Good luck.

n1kki6 September 6th, 2019 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mbccenter (Post 4678499)
Sounds like you might be better traveling to look at them.. Hate to get in the way of your house projects.

Not sure if that is good old Minnesota passive aggressive. I have the money in cash, but it's hard to make a decision without a price. Sure, the "if you have to ask it's too much." Again, would really depend on what you are asking. I'd absolutely love to avoid travel mostly because of shipping home. I have a pile of skymiles so the flights are pretty much "free" since they were accrued via international travel paid for by my employer. Do you have a price in mind?Are you set on selling? Free time for me to come take a look?

n1kki6 September 6th, 2019 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Kaos (Post 4678603)
Several good leads above. When you get a chance, check the VOA Facebook page. There is a well sorted '01 GTS for sale; yellow with gunmetal stirpes. It is at the high end of your range. I know this Viper, and the owner. Truly a well done GenII inside and out. Worth your time to consider. It is located in the Panhandle of FL. PM me if you'd like. Good luck.


Thank you, I will take a look.

slothman September 7th, 2019 07:13 PM

mine is for sale taking best offer ....im out in CA

mbccenter September 9th, 2019 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by n1kki6 (Post 4678623)
Not sure if that is good old Minnesota passive aggressive. I have the money in cash, but it's hard to make a decision without a price. Sure, the "if you have to ask it's too much." Again, would really depend on what you are asking. I'd absolutely love to avoid travel mostly because of shipping home. I have a pile of skymiles so the flights are pretty much "free" since they were accrued via international travel paid for by my employer. Do you have a price in mind?Are you set on selling? Free time for me to come take a look?

I do have a price in mind and I also have a very nice B&W. My price is reasonable for what the car is but there is so much more to a Viper than just the price. You are more than welcome to come look at it or PM me your number and I can get you all the info. I really don't care if I sell or I don't as it is very pretty to look at :)

slothman September 10th, 2019 09:04 PM

I sent my number bro ...give me a call if you want a red one =)

n1kki6 September 18th, 2019 11:47 AM

Found one. 98 in red. Love it.


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