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Just curious, if vipers were were not made, what other car would you own.
 

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A frequent question and it always makes me wonder.

I'd probably be racing stock cars if there were no Vipers. So I guess that means I'd have a nice pickup, trailer and late model. My only other interest would be Ferrari Challenge which at $30K per race it is waaaaayyyyy out of my price range.
 

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chuck, it's good to hear YOUR opinion. Nice to know what the gurus would do. I really believe the viper is just the best car for the performance for the money. So many other cars need so many upgrades just to get it to stock viper status. And the other cars which compete with it are so expensive.
 

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Definetly Z06 unless money wasn't an issue. Oh wait a minute, I already have one. I guess I would get the viper if the Z06 didn't exist. ;-)
 

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Interesting question. I just don't have it in me to own a Vette. I've gone past that. Just too common. Not flaming the car....just the production numbers. Lotus might be an alternative, but that would mandate (at least) an extra $5,000. Likely choices: Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa ($90,000), Panoz Esperante Convertible ($90,000), Jaguar XKR ($80,000). Most of these have some of the panache and punch...but fall short. Interesting question....
 

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excellent choice...panoz esperante. very nice. It's a difficult question to answer considering price range, etc. My point is...that's what makes a viper such a unique class of vehicle.
 

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convertible hemi cuda mint condition repainted 2000 viper steel gray
 

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Okay the esperante is NOT a nice car? :rolleyes:
 

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nohsreg2000, never seen one.
 

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Not many people have. Their are only about 400 Duesenbergs in the world they were made in Aubern Indiana from 1919 to 1936(I think) The term ""thats a duesey" or "a real duesey" comes from that car. They madea car called the "twenty grand" because that is what it cost in the 1920s!!!!

Most of the stars of the era and royalty owned them. Vintage Ferraries, Bugatties and Duesenbergs are among the most expensinsive cars in the world.Eddie Rickenbacker (WW1 ace) drove one to Indy victory in 1919 I think.

Duesenbergs start at the half mill mark and have sold for as much as 13 million $$$$ I used to work at a car mueseum that had 2. onewas the former King of Swedens car. Jay Leno is a collector as well.
 

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nohsreg2000 said:
Duesenberg....1932 J body supercharged strait 8, 340 Hp
Hey why the hell not.
I think the thread is about replacing a Viper, i.e. "what other car would you have (if you could not have a Viper)." Not what car would you have if you could have any car in the world. That question begs a completely different mind set and is much more easily answered. Why not a Bugatti...etc.

This thread is better addressed bearing in mind the relative cost of the SRT (say $85,000).

Regardless, FYI:
In 1932 the Deusenberg was powered by a 420-inch straight-eight with chain-driven dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and a supercharger. It produced about 300 hp and drove the Duesenberg to over 120 mph, an astonishing top speed in those years.

Many Duesenbergs carried custom-built bodies, which is why you'll seldom see two alike. Among them is the one-of-a-kind 1929 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Murphy Boattail. An aluminum-bodied convertible, it sold for $15,000 when new. The current owner is retired ASC Controls president Bill Chorkey of Farmington Hills.

As mentioned, two of the two short-wheelbase Duesenberg SSJ LaGrande Supercharged Speedsters were originally owned by Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. "Short" being a relative term in this instance as the wheelbase was longer than a Chevy Suburban.
 

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