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Adam B

12,180 posts

172 months

Thursday 20th August 2015
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Thanks for the info, very interesting (was not knocking Autoform or quality of the mod in any way, just looking for views)

Can feel myself getting interested again, must resist classifieds, must try

fatboy18

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14,167 posts

129 months

Thursday 20th August 2015
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No problem smile Feel free to ask questions smile

altoplanohombre

220 posts

63 months

Thursday 20th August 2015
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Adam B said:
....... There again I prefer Vipers without stripes which is probably blasphemy smile

Edited by Adam B on Wednesday 19th August 22:32
You're not the only blasphemer....**@"^#@% ! I'm one of those as well.laugh


Dr-Bob

6,560 posts

178 months

Thursday 20th August 2015
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Always done my stripes in vinyl so i can have a change every couple of years.....

urquattroGus

512 posts

108 months

Friday 21st August 2015
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I was thinking about having a look at early RT/10 cars.

How much do you need to spend today? 25-30k??


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Viper

9,937 posts

191 months

Friday 21st August 2015
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there's as yet un-advertised black gen1 RT, great condition just gone up for sale within our club,
at the lower range of your budget

Dr-Bob

6,560 posts

178 months

Friday 21st August 2015
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Please drop me a PM regarding the Gen I mentioned above....


Its not my car but a very well documented club car..

Baz

Edited by Dr-Bob on Friday 21st August 20:55

gt500nick

943 posts

56 months

Saturday 22nd August 2015
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These cars are too cheap at 25-30k in my honest oppinion. I may be singular in my view but I believe they are worth a lot more. If I had the patience to wait I would ask for £50k for my gen 2.

fatboy18

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14,167 posts

129 months

Saturday 22nd August 2015
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gt500nick said:
These cars are too cheap at 25-30k in my honest oppinion. I may be singular in my view but I believe they are worth a lot more. If I had the patience to wait I would ask for £50k for my gen 2.
Could not agree more wink

Adam B

12,180 posts

172 months

Saturday 22nd August 2015
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Ultimately the market decides, do they fetch any more in the U.S. which is their natural market with LHD and cheap fuel?

ViperDave

4,236 posts

171 months

Saturday 22nd August 2015
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Adam B said:
Ultimately the market decides, do they fetch any more in the U.S. which is their natural market with LHD and cheap fuel?
Its hard to draw direct parallels but generally when i have looked the cheapest US cars will equate to the most expensive and unsold in the UK. I think it is also hampered by people not taking into account the true cost of a US car coming to the UK but rather look at the prices in USD on autotrader or ebay and divide it by the exchange rate and expect to pay that for a UK car, conveniently forgetting the 10% duty and 20% vat not to mention shipping, marine insurance, IVA/mot light conversions and registration all of which pretty much add back in that price difference on the exchange rate.

Dr-Bob

6,560 posts

178 months

Saturday 22nd August 2015
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The GenI in question

very well known as a good Viper in the UK club

Anybody interested in a well known black and silver RT/10?

Terry Graves old Viper...

1994 viper . 3 owners . History report from terry , mots and sorn certificates . 41 k miles from new . Owned by terry for the last 14 years up to last year . Extremely clean and well looked after . Never been tracked .double bubble hard top and original soft top and hard window kit included . After market heat resistant side sills , aftermarket custom stainless exhausts . Undamaged and original car .New rear tyres , good front tyres ( pilot sports ) 25 k firm price .terry can fully vouch for this car .pictures will follow in the next day or two .


Registration number comes with the car VPR 691

£25.000


Edited by Dr-Bob on Monday 24th August 10:46

vipernick

162 posts

144 months

Friday 28th August 2015
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v82fas said:
I might be a little slow on the uptake but does this belong to anyone on here?

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C638389#
Yes that's mine....

I think it's time to consolidate my car collection! I can feel a move towards a Lambo is in the offering..If there is anyone interested please contact me direct through PH

benny.c

2,773 posts

125 months

Sunday 30th August 2015
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An interesting discussion and I've noticed that prices don't seem to have moved on in the last ten years too. I had an S197 Mustang back in 05 and always thought at some point I'd swap it for a Viper. I've always loved them and my mate had one when I had the Mustang. Such a great car for the money.

When I eventually sold the Mustang I decided to go for an older classic and ended up with a 964T followed by an E30 M3 Evo II. In the four years I've owned the BMW it's at least doubled in value, maybe more and I've looked at what I could swap it for. I always look at Vipers but the static prices have put me off looking at one seriously. The sky seems to be the limit for E30 M3s at the moment and I think I'd regret selling. I'll always love Vipers but the current market means I doubt I'll buy one. If I was looking to keep one for a while I think it's a great time to buy, but as a relatively short term prospect (say three years), I'd worry about being able to move it on.

There was a modified black one for sale for ages (it may still be) which I really, really fancied, but ultimately I just couldn't do it. Having owned a Mustang and a few other yanks I have no problem with LHD or modifications but I can see why it would put a lot of people off. I also think they are in that modern, not quite yet a classic category which doesn't help matters.

Edited by benny.c on Sunday 30th August 22:57

fatboy18

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14,167 posts

129 months

Sunday 30th August 2015
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Thanks for the input BennyC

Some Vipers are selling but they certainly dont seem to gain in price like old fords or your BM wink

benny.c

2,773 posts

125 months

Sunday 30th August 2015
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It's impossible to predict I guess but I can see the Gen 1 & 2 cars being collectable classics at some point. There's nothing else quite like them.

sonicbloo

452 posts

68 months

Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Benny - hope you are ok, I certainly remember your old car well - and enjoyed watching its transformation from a standard s197 to a supercharged Shelby clone (then sadly crashed by its new owner)

I for one am glad Viper prices have stayed static thus far, it was one dream car that fortunately didn't get away due to me being priced out of the market, although I had to stretch my budget considerably from my original figure. They certainly aren't 'cheap', but waiting to buy AFTER they have started to rise doesn't make sense to me. IMO cars should not be bought as an investment, if they do go up that's a bonus, but I would hate to have regrets later in life about what cars I should have bought.


Dr-Bob

6,560 posts

178 months

Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Nice clean original GenI for sale.....

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=2...

ViperDave

4,236 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Dr-Bob said:
Nice clean original GenI for sale.....

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=2...
are there any other wheel options?

v82fas

158 posts

33 months

Tuesday 1st September 2015
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Very tempting price for it!