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fatboy18

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14,310 posts

131 months

Monday 27th February
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Ginja said:
Mark, Dave added those with the help of Pete I seem to recall, they documented it on here. They are just vinyl I believe.
Not feeling that myself, good to know they could be removed. smile

The car is clean though smile Nice to see the cars moving upward. thumbup

Dr-Bob

6,569 posts

180 months

Sunday 12th March
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http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C832928
Yes Dave's old car and Robs before that .. Very well looked after GTS.. done bits on it for all three owners..

Red or Dead

18 posts

31 months

Tuesday 14th March
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I have spent a worrying amount of time checking prices of these cars for the past few months. Specifially GTS.

Prices seem to have gone up quite alot. It's not just the weak pound, they have gone up loads in the USA too.
Add that to the looming brexit, GTS via importers are working out just under £60,000 on the UK road.

I reckon by the end of the decade a GTS under £50,000 will be a high mileage affair only.

fatboy18

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14,310 posts

131 months

Tuesday 14th March
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Oh I love this high milage bks, My car has done 78k and you could eat you dinner off the underside of my car, these so called low milage cars kept in storage (and more importantly, Not looked after) are not worth crap IMO We have seen it time and time again, perished rubber gaiters, rust on the chassis. Leaking gaskets.

Its a car and they are designed and meant to be driven.

Red or Dead

18 posts

31 months

Wednesday 15th March
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I don't regard 78,000 miles as high mileage.
I'm talking about 130,000 miles plus.
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vaughan watkins

486 posts

131 months

Wednesday 15th March
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Well a final edition changed hands last week, sadly not me but a Guy called Chris who has been looking for some time finally bit the bullet last week, lovely car biggrin

acr_nick

947 posts

58 months

Wednesday 15th March
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A new initiate?

£50k for a good gen 2 GTS seems reasonable to me having owned 2. what else can you get for that money with as much character, style, performance, rarity and drama

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Thursday 16th March
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fatboy18 said:
My car has done 78k and you could eat you dinner off the underside of my car
How has your Viper performed from a reliability point of view over this distance? Do you have to spend much to keep it running well?

fatboy18

Original Poster:

14,310 posts

131 months

Thursday 16th March
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V10 SPM said:
fatboy18 said:
My car has done 78k and you could eat you dinner off the underside of my car
How has your Viper performed from a reliability point of view over this distance? Do you have to spend much to keep it running well?
Since 2008
4 sets of Spark Plugs.
1 Leaking timing cover gasket.
1 set of new plug leads.
1 Clutch
A few sets of brake pads!
Tyres....yes
1 leaking gearbox rear oil seal
1 broken UJ which damaged a Half Shaft and diff output yoke. Upgraded to unitrax 1000hp shafts
(because 1 UJ broke, I changed out ALL of them)
2 melted fan relays
1 broken window regulator shuttle
1 Battery
1 worn rubber boot on a roll bar drop link.

mods.....lots biggrin

of course there are the usual, Oil filters, Oil, Coolant changes smile
I have never had a valve cover off the engine.

Changing the thermostat was a PIA






Edited by fatboy18 on Thursday 16th March 19:42

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Thursday 16th March
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Most of my issues so far seem to have been age related.

fatboy18

Original Poster:

14,310 posts

131 months

Thursday 16th March
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V10 SPM said:
Most of my issues so far seem to have been age related.
Such as?

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Thursday 16th March
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General corrosion has been a bit of an issue for me, particularly the cooling system. But that is sorted now. On the plus side rising values will partially off-set the outlay on new parts at some time in the future.

fatboy18

Original Poster:

14,310 posts

131 months

Thursday 16th March
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V10 SPM said:
General corrosion has been a bit of an issue for me, particularly the cooling system. But that is sorted now. On the plus side rising values will partially off-set the outlay on new parts at some time in the future.
Sadly a lot of this happens from Under use and cars being kept in storage in the wrong conditions.

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Thursday 16th March
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Well mine has been kept in a garage but used all year round. There can't be many Vipers around that have had one owner from new, now 16 years and counting. The trouble is I just don't feel the desire and enthusiasm to drive it like I used to.

Red or Dead

18 posts

31 months

Friday 17th March
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I think we are missing the point. The point is they are all going up. That's what this topic is about isn't it?

It doesn't matter whether it is high mileage or low mileage, roofless (or windowless) or GTS.

The general consensus is that they have recently hit the lowest they are going to go and fingers crossed the small climb we have seen is the start of a big climb. As somebody above said, at the moment I can't think of a better way to spend 50 grand. Maybe a 997 turbo is a much better car for the same money but where is the sense of ocassion?

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Friday 17th March
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Red or Dead said:
The general consensus is that they have recently hit the lowest they are going to go and fingers crossed the small climb we have seen is the start of a big climb. As somebody above said, at the moment I can't think of a better way to spend 50 grand.
I agree that prices are going up. I think they reached their low around 12-18 months ago when I was offered £25k for mine. Since then it has probably gone up by £10-15k. Some of the cars priced around £50k have been for sale for quite a while though so I'm not sure how strong the demand is.

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Friday 17th March
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Red or Dead said:
I can't think of a better way to spend 50 grand.
...& if there really is anyone out there who'd pay £50k then they could take mine right now!

Red or Dead

18 posts

31 months

Friday 17th March
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V10 SPM said:
if there really is anyone out there who'd pay £50k then they could take mine right now!
What do you have?

V10 SPM

161 posts

171 months

Friday 17th March
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Red or Dead said:
What do you have?
Viper GTS, probably the last official Chrysler UK Gen II car, registered 03/2001, black with silver stripes.

Red or Dead

18 posts

31 months

Tuesday 21st March
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vaughan watkins said:
Well a final edition changed hands last week, sadly not me but a Guy called Chris who has been looking for some time finally bit the bullet last week, lovely car biggrin
Vaughan. Are you talking about the really good looking chap that just oozes charisma and coolness.?