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Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Luisv, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Luisv

    Luisv Viper Owner

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    So I finally did it. I got my paws on my dream car. We (wife deserves huge props for all the searches and digs) found a great car in Florida. We have been searching a bit and I am sure somebody from the forum may have spoken to me in the course of the search. A great friend and tech went up with me to take a close look at a 2002 Viper. As you all can see... we liked what we found! I purchased it yesterday and drove it down. To make a long story short, we jumped in a rental, drove up to Jacksonville from Miami (350 miles) to take a look. We liked what we saw and I bought it. Drove it down the same day. Total time... 18 hours and 700 miles... was tired... but it was well worth it!

    This morning I shot a few pics with a phone as I was heading out to work. You can expect more in the coming days... but, for now... what I have... a gorgeous 2002 with some bugs and a dirty windshield.

    I took some video of the drive back in the car... but I have to download and edit... be ready to see a stupid, ear-to-ear, smile on my face!

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  2. my viper

    my viper enthusiast

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    Looks mint. Congrats!
     
  3. T26

    T26 Viper Owner

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    Congrats! Great looking car. Your face will hurt from all of the smiling. :D
     
  4. PDCjonny

    PDCjonny Enthusiast

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    You're a rock star now.
    Congrats.
     
  5. tlcobra

    tlcobra Viper Owner

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    I remember the 2 nd day looking in the garage and saying i have a Viper.
    Congratulations. Nice car
     
  6. VYPR BYT 94

    VYPR BYT 94 Viper Owner

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    Wow, she certainly does! My wife gave me permission to search... and I'm eternally grateful. :D
    Congratz!
     
  7. Texas1

    Texas1 Viper Owner

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    Congrat's & welcome aboard!!!
     
  8. v10enomous

    v10enomous Viper Owner

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    Looks like a good one ! Congrats !
     
  9. DrTaco

    DrTaco Viper Owner

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    Congrats on the car and welcome!
     
  10. CRUIZER

    CRUIZER Viper Owner

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    Other than the 1996 ... I think the 2002"s are one of the best years of gen 2. Looks like a nice clean Viper! Congrats
     
  11. Gus Strakes

    Gus Strakes VCA Member - South

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    Congrats on the car, and welcome to our world! I'm assuming the stripes are factory, and, if so, that's an FE, and you might want to register on the FE Sight at: www.feviper.com
     
  12. DrumrBoy

    DrumrBoy Enthusiast

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    Congrats on the find. Great color combo (but I'm biased). Enjoy the beast!
     
  13. Viper98912

    Viper98912 Enthusiast

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    Beautiful pickup, welcome, i'm new too
     
  14. AFL in NJ

    AFL in NJ Enthusiast

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    She's a real beauty! Welcome and Congratulations!!

    Regards,
    Aaron
     
  15. BlackSnake99

    BlackSnake99 Viper Owner

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    Gen 2s are the best. Congrats.
     
  16. Luisv

    Luisv Viper Owner

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    Thanks everyone! I am really pleased.

    I loved the GTS so I am real happy to have found this one.

    Yes everything is factory... and yes, this is a FE. #298 I'll go and check out the site. My wife had mentioned something about that. She came across a registry of some sort. Likely the same one...
     
  17. GTS Warp

    GTS Warp Enthusiast

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    Suuweeeet! A happy wife is a happy life. My wife green lighted our search last year too and scoured the classifieds as much as I did. Welcome to our world!:D
     
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  18. Mopar Steve

    Mopar Steve Viper Owner

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    Congrat's I too am lucky to have a supportive wife. Looks great, enjoy!
     
  19. 2000_Black_RT10

    2000_Black_RT10 Viper Owner

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    Nice looking GTS, congratulations. Enjoy your summer with it.
    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  20. 2001-V10 Power Nut

    2001-V10 Power Nut VCA Member - South

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    Sweeeet, Car looks great, Join the club and you & your wife will meet some great people, enjoy:)
     
  21. AbsolutHank

    AbsolutHank Viper Owner

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    Awesome car! Welcome to the VCA
     
  22. Allan

    Allan Viper Owner

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    ............Watch out for the cops...:crazy2:
     
  23. herbbone

    herbbone Viper Owner

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    nice. congrats, enjoy. most fun you will ever have driving . be safe.
    Mark
     
  24. Luisv

    Luisv Viper Owner

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    Thanks everyone... Again...

    Joined the club as well over the weekend. Look forward to meeting some fellow owners!
     
  25. alwayscode390

    alwayscode390 Viper Owner

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    Do the FE's pull a premium? If so , how much more for an FE than a regular version GTS? ---
     
  26. got one

    got one Viper Owner

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    welcome aboard!!!!!
     
  27. v10enomous

    v10enomous Viper Owner

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    Yes it probably adds $6-8k... but there were 360 of them made so there always seems to be at least a couple on the market. The big kahuna is the FE ACR which there are only 34 of the 360.
     
  28. alwayscode390

    alwayscode390 Viper Owner

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    WOW thats a lot of extra coin!!!

    Considering there is only 144 (108 without stripes) Red 2001 GTS's .... 360 red/white with a plaque doesnt seem that rare.

    Neat though, I love it when the cars are numbered like that!!! ---
     

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