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question of viper value 1996

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Damion Green, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Damion Green

    Damion Green Enthusiast

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    What does a 1996 with 97k miles go for these days? Paints great, runs and drives. has Stoptech breaks. Sits in a museum right now. Whats it go for? And where are some good places (aside from Ebay) to post it up at? 64330868_2290228274578813_6227306901042888704_o.jpg
     
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  2. steve e

    steve e Viper Owner

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    I know there is a 100k miles on it, but if its clean inside and out and drive train is good. 20-25k seems low, if you can get it for that grab it, the blue and white 96 GTS will some day be a real collector item.
     
  3. Dirk Pitt

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    I know a lot of folks say these cars will be special from a colletor's perspective. I agree with you, if that day ever comes it will be in the distant future and there are a lot better investments if that is what you're after. I have a '97 that I'm selling and I've listed it cars.com, cargurus.com, one of the Viper sites and have put it on e-bay. It's been for sale for a few months and I'm not getting much interest. Hopefully it picks up after the new year. I never expected it to sell on e-bay and even though there were numerous bids (some over $30K) I never got a single question. Be prepared to be patient and expect you'll likely get less than what you think it is worth. These are really great cars but there is a relatively small market for them. The Gen II cars are works of art from an appearance perspective so nobody wants to drive them hard but they are also one of the best driving cars - so they scream to be "rode hard and put up wet." It's a conundrum that all owners (and buyers) face so they generally sell for less than one might expect. It's a great deal if you want a car to drive and a crappy deal if your trying to sell a car that is sitting in a garage/museum.
     
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  4. DJ'sviper

    DJ'sviper Viper Owner

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    Looking a the photo it looks like was raced hard. Lot of rock chip marks on the paint. What are you looking to sell in for. These days really drop in value with a lot of miles when you can pick one up for under 30k lies on it. Its a gamble on how much it is going to cost touring the car up to value. breaks, suspension, transmission, engine are all questionable. That car is the car for a guy like you who wants to go have fun with it. I don't know what you paid for it but you can always get your money back if your patient. One photo doesn't tell me much
     
  5. Vreracing

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    Haven't posted on this site for a long time. I would just make sure you have a reasonable mechanic that's willing to work on the car. It's a pretty simple car and not that hard to work on. I sold mine since it was getting hard to get service. Shortly after I sold mine one of the local dodge mechanics who was certified in Vipers set up his own shop. Had I known he was going to do that I would have kept it. My '98 GTS had 70K on it and still ran as good as it did when new.
    Here's an old link to when it had 60k+ miles on it driving it home. As you can see it's a pretty easy car to manage in traffic. The file is a flash file so it may or not play.

    http://racevideo.info/vipersale/Drivehome.f4v
     
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  6. Damion Green

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    no paint chips...that was light reflection

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  7. DJ'sviper

    DJ'sviper Viper Owner

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    Looks better if recent photo. Are you trying to buy it or sell it. With all cars the value of the car is what someone is willing to pay for it. Most viper don't have that much milage on them so you don't Preallyhave a reference on the durability of it. On the other hand people usually take good care of a car like this with maintenance and so it could probably run another 97k without any problems. Make a low offer and go from there. Buy the car because you want it and you will never be sorry. I'd love to get that car.
     
  8. FrankBarba

    FrankBarba Viper Owner

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    I have a 96 GTS with 8K miles. Original everything, Stock, OEM, Some Spare Parts for just in case,
    New treads with the old ones also. All Documentation...wouldn't let mine go for less than 68K.
     
  9. lane_viper

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    I have a 96 with 91k I bought in 2018 for $29K. Had 87K when I bought it.

    I thought it was a steal to find a B/W GTS under 30. I specifically was looking for a higher mile, "fixer-upper" deal. I wanted one I could drive and not worry about ruining the value of. If I were to try and sell mine, I would prob start at $35K and would take $33k-$34k. When I was looking, prices were all over the place. Even in the time since I got mine., prices have gone up slightly. You can find red 97 GTS's in the $30ks but B/W ones are starting in the low $40ks these days.

    According to Hagerty's

    CURRENT & HISTORICAL VALUES
    View current vehicle values and see how they’ve changed over time in a 3-year, 5-year and to-date intervals. Compare these values to other vehicles and benchmark financial indices.
    Current Values
    • #1 Concours$68,300
      Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
    • #2 Excellent $53,600
    • #3 Good $42,600
    • #4 Fair $36,000
     
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  10. Damion Green

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    @ DJ'sviper I was looking to sell. The car has been a weight (at best) considering I cannot drive it and considering the shipping cost new, tires etc etc its a bit of a costly paperweight. Cool car but If you don't have a house/garage to store it in, kind of pointless. Bought it as a favor for a friend who had entered some financial issues and the car ended up being a "poison pill" in several ways as I over extended myself. It sits in a museum in auburn Indiana about 1700 miles away from me now.
     
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  11. Frank Parise

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    Correction: $115K which included a 12% buyer premium.
     
  13. ACR Jim

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    Frank,

    That was an interesting car, thanks for posting. Kinda hard to imagine not enjoying the car more-I wouldn't trade any additional value for the fun that I have enjoyed with my '99 ACR.

    (PS -Still have your old 3.33 rear end in it as well as the stock one stored)

    Jim
     

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