YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO: DODGE VIPER GTS
An eight-litre V10, 450hp, 490lb ft and 1,500kg - and all for £35,000. Still fancy that Cayman?
How the Viper drove was almost irrelevant (despite the fact that it actually drove pretty well). The hook was the look, and of course the unending power and torque - 450hp and 490lb ft to be precise, giving a 0-60mph time of around four seconds. And the noise. Gosh, what a noise. If you haven't already, go and look up some videos of Viper exhaust noises. Done it? Good. You'll know just what we mean, then.
SRT Viper, for example – have continued in the same vein, they have along the way lost some of the raw charm of the original.
So how's about it, then? This one's a great example. As a GTS, it does without the leaky roof and wind noise of the original RT/10 convertible. It's covered just 35,000 miles, and looks from the advert to be in immaculate nick. The silver over black colour combo is a tad dull compared to the loud, proud reds, yellows and blues that were available – but with that styling, it's not really an issue. There's no mention of history, but then the ad is pretty sparse, so you'd hope that it's an oversight rather than a shortfall in that department. It's yours for £34,995 – or, less than the price of a new Cayman. And as incredible a car as that is, if it's drama you're looking for, the Viper's the one.
DODGE VIPER GTS
Why you should: It's a cartoon character's car made flesh
Why you shouldn't: It's thirsty, and not particularly well-made
See the original ad here