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96 gts #7. rare? whats it worth?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by NASCAR, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. NASCAR

    NASCAR Viper Owner

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    hi,
    i am new to the forum and just wondering if anyone knows anything about this car. i was told that the first 10 gts vipers in 96 went to the top brass at chrysler. just wondering what you guys thought it was worth. and if anyone is interested. its a 96 gts coupe with 11k miles on it. has borla exhaust and a shifter. and the rear gear was changed to make it more driveable. any info would be great. just wondering if it worth more because it is number 7. VIN #1b3er69e7tv200007. thanks in advance for any help.
     

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  2. steve e

    steve e Viper Owner

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    What gear ratio is it now.
     
  3. NASCAR

    NASCAR Viper Owner

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    i belive its a 3.55 now. not sure tho
     
  4. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    I saw it for sale on July 8th, did you buy it or are you selling it?
     
  5. Free2go

    Free2go Viper Owner

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    I would say it's worth about...mmmmm...$47k.
     
  6. NASCAR

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    thanks for the info. i am selling it. i have it up for 56k. i had a couple people interested but both were actually to big to get in and out of the car. i didnt know if i was asking to much or not. it is a very clean car and i just didnt know if the vin actually made the car more desirable or not. i think 47 is a little bit low. i would probly take 50 for the car if someone was serious.
     
  7. AZMotorgod

    AZMotorgod Viper Owner

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    Stand strong. $50-55 is not unreasonable for a good looking clean example with such low miles.

    I believe after '17 these are going to just keep going up, up, up!
     
  8. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member VCA Member

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    JonB at Partsrack could possibly help you with the history and value.
     
  9. NASCAR

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    thanks again for the info guys. i will probly end up taking around 52-54
     
  10. NASCAR

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    update here guys, the car is still available and i am dropping the price to 52k, firm. if interested let me know. 810 304 1822. thanks.
     
  11. GRANGER73

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    If you're not under a lot of pressure, I don't know that I'd sell this car without doing a little research. There has to be some interesting history behind this car.
     
  12. Bonkers

    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast VCA Member

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    If I remember correctly the only sequential VINs were on the
    1998 GT2s. Its an interesting number for sure, but I dont think
    it was the 7th built either GTS or 1996. That being said I think
    the VIN would only be a sellng point to someone who doesnt
    understand automotive assembly (ie, not a car collector.)

    Also, in terms of rarity, there were three White GTSs built
    and given to the "brass" of Dodge. One of those would definitely
    be worth more than the average GTS.

    Good luck with the sale, looks like a pretty car nonetheless...
     
  13. GRANGER73

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    NASCAR. What is the MDH number on your door label? This will tell when the car was produced. I know cars weren't run with sequential VIN's but with a new model car, I would think the early VIN's would be controlled.
     
  14. FrankBarba

    FrankBarba Viper Owner

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    and i catch Sh*t when i was asking 58K for my 96. What did you do to get some butts in your seat?
     
  15. NASCAR

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    srry for the delay guys. i know the history of this car. it was sold to a top chrysler executive new. he just traded it in at my dealership. i am almost 100%certain that the vin number is accurate in that it WAS the 7th gts ever built. i will look at the MDH Number? tomorrow.
     
  16. speedracervr4

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    The 7th one built brings no additional value unless you have real documentation if it did indeed got to an exec.
     
  17. Free2go

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    Why would anyone give a dog fart if it went to an executive?
     
  18. Bill Pemberton Woodhouse

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    Well if it was a Chihuahua fart would it be worth less than say a Great Dane fart? Seems to me it depends on how big a fart the Executive was ? Say Tom Gale or Bob Lutz , now that would be a pretty important fart imho.
     
  19. Bonkers

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    Knowing the history of a car and proving the history of a car
    are two very different things in the marketplace. I knew for a
    fact that my GTS was driven previously by a little old lady who
    only drove it to the post office to get stamps... turns out it was
    Zoomie, and the stamps were all over the east coast...

    In all seriousness, get paperwork proving your providence and
    you'll see your offers rise. Otherwise you have one of the most
    desirable GTS combos and a cool VIN, but really nothing more.
    You'll sell eventually at the price you want... but the higher the
    amount the longer youre going to wait...

    Good luck!
     
  20. Viperman1974

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    You'd be crazy to go lower than $52k, stay firm. Honestly you should really try to hold on to that car, the values are only going up!
     
  21. GTSgreg

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    To anyone interested...
    I purchased this #7 car from the dealership! Couldnt be happier with the car so far! After trailering it home, i went through all the documentation, including original bill of sale, shipping order, manuals, and service records. On the Bill of sale, had the original owners phone number, so i gave him a ring and got to speak with him. He was a class-act of a fellow. Spoke with me for about a half hour on the phone. Told me at the time he bought the car brand new, he was the Vice President of Chrysler. The first 10 GTS cars to be made were offered to Chrysler execs, and to be eligible to purchase the new GTS, you had to own a previous model RT/10 (which he did), and so he got the #7 car.
    Apparently the first car off the line was crushed according to him? (Didn't get into further details about that, but id like to know more) So he said technically this is the 6th Viper off the production line.
    He informed me he had the original window sticker, professionally framed, along with a huge binder full of original shop manuals, and offered to ship it all to me! The window sticker says "This vehicle was built especially for him". Nice to confirm the history from the guy himself, and to have that documentation to authenticate it.

    If anyone else knows anything else about this car, or any of the other 10 cars that claim to have gone to execs, please share!
     
  22. ViperJeff

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    Just to make it interesting for you. (I don't have all the build dates, so this is based on the VIN sequence). So in reality it means nothing, nothing at all

    anyway....... The first 10

    001-006 RT/10's (2 Red, 2 Black, 1 White, 1 Dark Green)
    007-010 GTS's


    007-13 where the first 7 GTS's
    215 - 8
    554-555 9 &10

    001-008 Drop Ship Michigan
    009-010 Drop Ship Arizona

    Names....... No idea
     
  23. GTSgreg

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    Thanks for all that info! If those are true, and my car is VIN 007, is there a possibility my car was the first GTS ever produced? And where might you have found all that information so I could scour around and investigate? Thanks! Merry Christmas
     
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    Another idea. It seems to me that a James Bond movie fan might want to purchase this car. There must be a website for them.
     

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