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So which Viper is or will be the most collectable?

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Shaggy, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Enthusiast Staff Member

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    So out of all the Gens, or even which year out of the Gens, is or will be the most collectable.

    Are most older Gens the collectables, or is the 2nd or 3rd Gens in that range?
     
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  2. Bill W

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    My guess is Gen l and Gen ll. But the older the car, in most cases, the more collectable it becomes. Go to a car show and see which cars make the top 20. It's almost always cars from the 60s down.
     
  3. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President

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    I think the Viper could get interesting. The gen 4 and 5 had some of the lowest production numbers, together with the ACR treatment I think they could stand to be pretty good collector cars in the future. I think the gen 1 and 2 will still be some good ones though. You can't really beat the original roadster and the original coupe. And it's not like any year had that high of production numbers, so while they are interesting to look at, I don't know if they'll really play into it all that much.
     
  4. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    I have a small list of what I consider “Holly Grail” Vipers and they’re not what people imagine. They are truly rare in number and none of them are part of the 1 of 1 program or a Special Edition Viper.
     
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  5. FST SNAKE

    FST SNAKE VCA Member - Midsouth

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    Well Jeff you know you have to tell us, no teasing allowed
     
  6. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Well, two of them are ACR-X's. Not because of who owned them, but when they came off the line.
    1B3DZ8JZ5AV100507
    1B3DZ8JZXAV100499.. MDH wise, they were the last two 2010's to be built

    1996 1B3BR65E6TV100005.. Viper Dark Green.. Just one!!!

    there is one 2017 that I also think will be a "Holly Grail" Viper, that is
    1C3BDEDZ4HV500846.. Again MDH wise, the last Viper

    One of my favorites is 1C3BDEDZ3HV731947. This Viper VIN is supposed to a secret to the total Vipers built (31,947), somebody miscounted their fingers. This may never be a Holy Grail Viper, however, it will always be a story

    1996 Vipers. There are 7 Marketing / Public Relations Vehicles. With the value and love for the of the Blue and White 1996, these with enough research could be very telling. I have not done that research.

    1B3BR65E3NV100076 This is the 1992 that was painted Viper Black, wish I knew the VIN to the Yellow and Green one

    So, my opinion means nothing when it comes to rarity. The buyers and sellers will ultimately drive that discussion. Way back in 2015 I posted the following list so people could make their own lists. I have not added to it with the final 3 years of GEN V numbers

    This is what I came up with (doesn't include stripe options). Also doesn't include colors that were changed post production. Can you imagine how the rarity changes by including stripe options. All Viper's are rare, some just a little more than others

    1992-2014


    412 Adrenaline Red
    21 Anaconda Green Pearl Coat
    35 Anodized Carbon
    35 Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
    103 Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
    5 Competition Blue Pearl Coat
    352 Copperhead Orange Satin Coat
    542 Deep Sapphire Blue Pearl Coat
    419 Emerald Green Pearl Coat
    554 Graphite Metallic Clear Coat
    61 GTS-R Blue Pearl Coat (The Canadian GTS-R Blue is a different color)
    137 Gunmetal Pearl
    39 Primer
    135 Race Yellow
    39 Shadow Blue Pearl
    100 Stone White C/C
    527 Stone White Clear Coat
    44 Stryker Green Tri-Coat Pearl
    62 Stryker Red Tinted Pearl
    93 TA Orange Clear Coat
    31 Toxic Orange Pearl Coat
    487 Venom Black Clear Coat
    394 Venom Red Met. Clear Coat
    5498 Viper Black Clear Coat
    93 Viper Blue Met. Clear Coat
    2172 Viper Bright Silver Metallic C/C
    391 Viper Bright Yellow Pearl Coat
    1 Viper Dark Green Pearl Coat
    3085 Viper GTS Blue
    328 Viper Race Yellow C/C
    1195 Viper Race Yellow Clear Coat
    10638 Viper Red Clear Coat
    144 Viper Slate Crystal Pearl Coat
    382 Viper Snakeskin Green Pearl Coat
    665 Viper Steel Gray Pearl Coat
    179 Viper Very Orange Pearl Coat
    38 Viper Violet Pearl Coat
    588 Viper White Clear Coat

    OK, who has the Viper Dark Green Pearl Coat, that's one rare Snake!
     
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  7. ViperEnvy99

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    Interesting
     
  8. 97BlueWhite4Sale

    97BlueWhite4Sale Enthusiast

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    The most collectible Viper is the 1997 Gen 2 blue/white stripes. Also the most recognizable
     
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  9. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    I checked the database and they are listed as 1996 Clones in the “Rarity” field. Hmmmm
     
  10. ViperEnvy99

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    What about those limited production 1998?
     
  11. George Farris

    George Farris VCA Member - South

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    1998 GT2 ... accept no substitute ...
     
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  12. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Oh, I like the GT2’s :)
     
  13. MerlinsGarage

    MerlinsGarage Viper Owner

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    1992, 1997 RT/10 in Viper blue (and one without stripes) 2002 Final editions (with #s), GT2s and most of the ACRs.
     
  14. steve e

    steve e Viper Owner

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    I think the 1999 silver blue stripe GTS is the best, why because its mine:D
     
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  15. AviP

    AviP Viper Owner

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    92 RT/10
    96 GTS
    98 GT2
    And whatever last year Gen 5 ACR
     
  16. Tom and Vipers

    Tom and Vipers Enthusiast

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    Most Iconic: 96 GTS. Mint, no miles, of course (so what's the point if you can't drive it? - I suppose you could have 2: one for idolatrous worship and one to drive.)
     
  17. white out

    white out Viper Owner

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    The least appreciated, currently, that has the best long-term potential is the '99 ACR. It's the only year ACR with the forged motor.
     

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