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Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by georgethedog, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. georgethedog

    georgethedog Enthusiast

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    Yes, Georgethedog may be back... Good or bad depending on your point of view...

    Anyway, please forgive me for asking this, but I have been out of the Viper world for a couple years now and have lost touch with values.

    I am looking at a 2008 Viper SRT-10 convertible that has been converted to a Street Serpent. It is basically all stock except for the conversion. It is a two-owner blue with white stripes and has a little over 8K miles.

    Opinions please on a fair price. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Steve M

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    Low to mid 60s would be an asking price I'd expect, maybe picking it up for upper 50s to low 60s?
     
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    Thanks, Steve. The asking price is $69,995... I hate it when the dealer starts so high that even when you get them down $5,000 the deal is still not that good.
     
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    Just as an example, mine was originally listed by a dealer for around $69k...they ended up dropping it to $57,900-ish, which was as low as they would go. The car was mostly stock (had some aftermarket stereo gear) with about 9,500 miles on it.
     
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    The street serpents are amazing car's but when converted they always make me wonder why someone would do that to a perfectly good Viper. I'd do your diligence (odds are someone here knows or has seen the car) and make positive it has a clean record. Not that having an accident wouldn't make you want to buy it but may work has a great negotiating tool.

    GL and sounds like an amazing looking car.

    -Tim
     
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    Be happy to offer any advice or thoughts on that Viper as I know just a little about Street Serpents, Vert/Coupe conversions, etc. I think I know which one you're looking at - and while I know about many of the conversions, it was the first time I've seen that one.

    John
     
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    Thanks, John. I'm steeping back a little bit so as to not make any rash decisions. The Challenger SRT-8 to AFR 'Cuda turned out great! Steve at Autoform is a master at what he does and my 'Cuda looks OEM. My brother wants to buy it and since he lives in the same town I will still be able to take it to car shows.

    I'm considering retiring in 3 1/2 years and my wife in 6 1/2, so I am running a lot of numbers right now. I don't want to make a bad financial decision... Probably a Gen IV would be a bad decision because they have a lot of room to depreciate based on the prices and where the other Gen cars seem to end up after the big depreciation years ($30's to low $40's). It would probably be the best move to get back into a Gen 3 (Street Serpent if I could find one). The Gen IV one I am looking at is just overpriced IMO... Actually, it is not even a good starting point for negotiating--again IMO. I could get a brand new C7 for about the same price, but I do want a convertible...
     
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    That car in stock form lists around low 60's usually. With the Street Serpent conversion I would expect it list a good bit more. The dealers asking price doesn't sound half bad.
     
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    Dealers always tell me that my "modded" car isn't worth near as much as stock... Can't have it both ways.
     

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