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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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New Viper Classified: 1997 Chrysler Viper GTS-R Team Oreca Chassis C3

A new Classified Ad has been posted to the Vipers For Sale section:

Description: 1997 Chrysler Viper GTS-R Team Oreca Chassis C3

Engine:

Motor# 2021
8.0L (7990cc) V10, OHV 2 Valves/Cylinder
4.0 in. Bore
3.88 in. Stroke
650 bhp @ 6000 rpm
650 lb ft @ 5000 rpm

Transmission:

Borg-Warner 6 Speed Manual

Suspension:

Front - SLA with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, spherical bearings and anti-roll bar
Rear - SLA with extra toe adjustment link, coil springs, telescopic shocks

Tires:

Front - 27/65/18
Rear - 30/80/18

Front and Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes

Height 45.1 in
Weight 2750 lbs
Width 75.7 lbs
Length 176.7 in
Wheelbase 96.2 in

Trailer: 1999 TPD Triple Axle

This is one of the most original surviving Team Oreca Vipers developed and sponsored by Dodge to win the World Championship in 1997. Probably one of the best documented Vipers and a real piece of Viper history with racing heritage.

1996 Gingerman Raceway. Viper-Ferrari War. Viper was the winner during first public appearance

1997 24hr Daytona, driven by Tommy Archer

1997 Finished 5th (GT2) 14th Overall at Le Mans, driven by Justin Bell, John Morton and Pierre Yver

1998 Purchased by Gene Gibson from Oreca

1999 Purchased by Chamberlain Motorsports and entered in 6 races; Won 4 in Madrid, Barcelona and twice in Portugal

2000 Purchased by Muzzy Racing

Original Documentation from Chrysler showing the cars development, setup and race specifics included as well as memorabilia.

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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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That is one sick car!!!!!
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Yup!!!
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that's a collectors item and a piece of history not a car to race, although what the vintage and historical racing car age theshold? It should be elidgeable in a few more years. My guess is that for racing the CC is probably just as capable on the track.
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My guess is that for racing the CC is probably just as capable on the track.
Not even close. The GTSR is far and away a better race car than the Comp Coupe.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Not even close. The GTSR is far and away a better race car than the Comp Coupe.
Hey Jonathan -

You know anything about this specific car? I have heard that it may not be a Oreca engine anymore - ie - built after it was raced by them. Also heard that one of the owners was racing it in the bay area for a while. My ol man is sort of interested, but not at that price.
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The price is steep because of the racing history involved. Caldwell Development Inc (down in San Diego, but no longer in business) used to build the motors. Kevin Singleton of Exotic Motors in Temecula probably worked on the original motor as he worked on the GTSR engines for Oreca. Point of reference, those former Oreca GTSR's that were for sale several months ago were both bought by a guy in Newport Beach. He paid around $100K for each. They need a little TLC and they don't have the same racing pedigree as the one listed for $350K. With any race car the price jumps dramatically if there is some serious racing history with the car.
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So it doesn't matter that this was the winning car (s) in Lemans, to demand such a price for it? I think they said it finished 8th in a race and like top 10 in another and that was it.
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Not even close. The GTSR is far and away a better race car than the Comp Coupe.
Since I am not very well educated in Viper racing, what is it about the GTSR that makes it much better than a comp coupe? After all, one would think that the newer car is going to be a better racecar.
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