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Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Viper rolls, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Viper rolls

    Viper rolls Enthusiast

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    Trying to gauge the market to sell my '05 Viper with less than 14k miles. It never made it to the track and I never abused it but I did get chances to drive it like it was intended at times.

    The car had 4 miles on it when I took delivery in '04 and I love driving it on nice days. Bone stock except for I put the skip shift harness in and I've done my own oil changes. Except for new batteries, the only thing that ever broke was the audio player where someone jammed in an extra CD.

    Otherwise, it's probably the best car I've owned in terms of problems or things breaking. Totally amazed by that. Ex-wife (I know, I should have never let her drive it out of a parking lot) just kissed a curb with the rear rim so I've got to have that repaired.

    I've got all the original paperwork, lots of items that Dodge mailed to new owners, magazines featuring the car and some cool Dodge marketing material. All of that will go to the new owner. I hope I can find someone who really loves Vipers, who will really take care of it as well or better than I have. My plan is to get the next Viper hardtop offered in the future, setting it up for track duty. If they don't bring one back, I'll buy a track prepped car and hone my driving skills.

    So if you are still with me, thanks.

    What I'm trying to figure out is the prices people are getting for their cars.

    I've been through the list of cars here which is cool but lots of the links are dead. I've looked at KBB, BlackBook - NADA and other pricing services. The asking prices on Craig's list seem mostly really high, I can't believe people are getting those numbers and guess they are either not motivated to sell them or they just start high.

    I just want to sell mine, don't want to play a bunch of crazy games etc. I've got 2 garages of cars that I've bought and built and sold other cars to get these so I've got experience with all of it.

    Anyone with advice or input on prices, places to sell a bone stock viper etc is appreciated. I've been in VCA for many years but have not done too much with it, unfortunately, I plan on doing some things while I still have the car and once I start tracking my new acquisition.

    I've seen as low as $30k for high mileage modified, $40k for one with 8k miles and ugly (I think) interior. and asking prices all the way up to $50k for a similar car. Trade is $32k, a private sale is average of $36k.

    If I could get $35k-$40k I would do the deal now, if it's less I'd accept a deal for it as a trade on something else I've been looking at.

    '05 Red/Black
    13.8k miles
    Stock - no mods other than skip shift harness
    Indoor car cover
    Battery Tender (hardwired with plug in for power cord)
    Various marketing materials & models from Dodge Marketing
    No available options in late '04 when I got my '05

    Thanks in advance!

    YT
     
  2. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President

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    My dad had a car pretty similar to that, but I think it had closer to 30k miles on it. Off the top of my head I'd say you wouldn't be crazy asking $40k, but that's just from what I've experienced and seen in the past and it could be a touch on the higher end. Time of year and location can have a pretty big effect on prices. I think my dad got his for less than that from a dealer, but it was a good deal and they traded in a truck at the time if I remember right. Prices seem to be going up a bit since the car was discontinued, but the gen 3's still seem to miss out a bit at times. I know I paid close to $40k for mine with 43k miles and some mods, but I was also motivated to buy at the time and had made a spreadsheet of pretty much every car for sale in the US in my price range and whittled them down to just a few that I made calls on. There were better deals out there, but I liked the mods that came on my car and considered the price worth it for me.

    If you just want it gone I bet at $35k you'd have it out the door pretty quick. If you don't have to get rid of it tomorrow I'd start at $40k and see what people offer you.
     
  3. Viper rolls

    Viper rolls Enthusiast

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    Thanks for post, i completely agree with your suggestions.

    I decided to list it for $39,999.

    I think there is a type of buyer who wants a totally stock Viper and am counting on this to somewhat be a differentiator for me to sell quickly.
     
  4. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President

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    Yep, a lot of people want to start at the base and do their own things with them. Stock is never a bad thing as you can always change it yourself later if you really want or leave it alone and experience it like the factory designed.
     
  5. Dju

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    35-40 sounds fair. I paid 34 for mine this year in similar condition
     
  6. Shaggy

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    What year was it?
     

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