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Old September 4th, 2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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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.

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Mike

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Old September 4th, 2019, 06:39 PM   #2
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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.
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Old September 4th, 2019, 07:44 PM   #3
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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)
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Old September 4th, 2019, 07:52 PM   #4
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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....
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I live in St. Michael. Pretty much the same distance NW of the metro as lake city is SE.
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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.
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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.
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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?

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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.
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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
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Found one. 98 in red. Love it.
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