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    Pleasant Ridge man likes his 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    Pleasant Ridge man likes his 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10
    'It's like driving around a giant stereo'

    BY MEGHA SATYANARAYANA
    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

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    Lena Kepler, 17, watched her dad pull into the Berkley High School parking lot to pick her up one day last year and her heart sank.

    "Oh, no," she remembered thinking. "The music's really loud. The engine's really loud. And it's red."

    Not an uncommon response for sensitive teenage souls. But her father, Eugene Kepler of Pleasant Ridge, was driving a 1994 cherry red Dodge Viper.

    The car was the first off the assembly line in 1994, built in Detroit, and spent much of its early life as a display vehicle at auto shows.

    "That car had more air miles on it than land miles," said Kepler, an electrical contractor who has owned a Corvette and who drives a BMW.

    The Viper, which he bought in 2007, sits in the garage, surrounded by electrical supplies. Kepler said he was really looking for something else, but the curvy red machine caught his eye. The previous owner, he said, told him the car could be described in one word: voluptuous.

    "There are very few cars that are a personal vehicle -- for personal pleasure. And I'm just as much a hedonist as anybody," he said.

    Living on the Woodward Dream Cruise route has its perks, but also its perils, he said. He likely won't cruise, but will take the car to Woodward at the end of his block. He'll let the gawkers swoon.

    QUESTION: Why get a Viper?

    ANSWER: I wanted a beautiful convertible. I thought, "You know what? I'm never going to get another chance to get a serial one Viper." The first owner was really happy not to sell it to some punk kid that was going to wreck it. This car was made in the city of Detroit and Detroit is the Motor City.

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    actually pretty kool
     
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    Re: News Story on 1994 SN# 1 Pleasant Ridge man likes his 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Re

    I've got an 86 Yugo serial #001 and put a cool stereo in it that I don't drive and can't hear the exhaust either...where are the reporters!!:curse:
     
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    Re: News Story on 1994 SN# 1 Pleasant Ridge man likes his 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Re

    Just kidding...I'd never admit to owning a Yugo.
     
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