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What would it take to replace your Gen II.

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by agentf1, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. agentf1

    agentf1 Viper Owner

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    What would it take to replace your Gen II. For me it is actually nothing. But I was looking into the same question with my Callaway and the only two cars that I could come up with was a Ford GT or a Porsche 993 TT or preferably TTS. Unfortunately both of these cars have appreciated to the point where they are out of reach. I can see the FGT but I cannot figure out why the 993tt is worth 150. It is an awesome car with classic styling that will never go out of style and the last air cooled Porsche but I am not sure it justifies the prices it is demanding or how quick they are going up. Cars that were 80 to 90k last year are now 130 to 150. I wonder if the Gen II will ever do this. It has all the criteria IMHO but who knows.

    What would you replace your Gen II with?
     
  2. AZMotorgod

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    Agreed,

    A Ford GT would do it for me too but I would miss the GTS.
     
  3. DrumrBoy

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    A FGT would do it for me as well, though they seem to be trading in the mid-to-high 2's now. Holy crap. What a bargain, a $35,000 GTS is on par (emotionally) with a FGT at almost an order of magnitude more....
     
  4. JonB

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    ..prying It from my cold, dead, rigor mortised fingers.....
     
  5. denniskgb

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    There is NO replacement IMO.
     
  6. racegate

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    It would be difficult to replace the GEN2 as it's just so raw. I've had a Porsche 911TT, Supra, Viper, M3...they are all different cars, and none as "raw" as the GEN2 Viper. It's not for everyone, but I feel if you are a GEN2 Viper fan, it will be hard to replace the visceral experience of it.
     
  7. Dom426h

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    +1

    The Gen2, Specifically the GTS was the pinnacle of automotive styling IMO. Only car I would consider a straight up trade for it is a Gen5. But with my own cash, for Gen5 money I would possibly rather have two Gen2's. One set up for the track, the other a bit tamed for the street.

    The FGT doesn't compare to it by the least bit IMO. Sure it looks "cool" and looks like a Race Car, but that's it. The styling lacks the organic depth of the GTS and is more designed around the chassis rather than designing a beautifull body First then making the rest work. There are a lot of "Cool" looking cars out there exotic and expensive that people claim to love but I think its all hype. The GTS talks to me on a deep deep level that no other car has been able to. All the curves in all the right places, The way they naturally merge with one another is like a force greater than human participated in the design.
     
  8. AZMotorgod

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    Dom-

    Wow, I need a cigarette after that description.


    Nicely put.
     
  9. denniskgb

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    Dom, i just discovered your other talent, brother. Could not say it better, thank you
     
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    Mine 1.jpg Mine 2.jpg My 2001 Sapphire Blue RT 10 with Borla Cat Backs, Straight tubes and K&N Filters. Wouldn't want to replace it.
     
  11. Dom426h

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    Cuda, Do you have a fireplace?
     
  12. steve e

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    The gen 2 rules. I will and have had lots of cars, but will always keep my gen 2 GTS.
     
  13. 8.0L>1.8T

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    Ford GT for sure.
     
  14. Red Mist Viper

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    For me, nothing. I love both my GenIIs. However, I would like to add a GenV one day. BTW over the weekend my ’02 GTS won “Best of Show” at a local car show. Great fun.
     

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  15. Sybil TF

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    Ford GT? Blah.....
     
  16. tim721

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    Ford GT is great but I honestly prefer my Gen 2 GTS
     
  17. Camfab

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    A really good offer...
     
  18. CajunMojo

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    I'd trade my GTS + left nut for a Ford GT in a heartbeat. If you know someone in the market, let me know.
     
  19. FrankBarba

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    can't say i'd take your GTS in trade but i will take 289K for quick sale.
     
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    Damn, no room in the negotiation for a left nut huh? Unfortunately, I don't have 289k in disposable cash at the moment.
     
  21. Camfab

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    Maybe he'd prefer your right nut? :D
     
  22. FrankBarba

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    I want both nuts. Great car..
     
  23. 01_VENM

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    I have to agree with you on this. Everythings for sale for the right price.
     
  24. Free2go

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    For the money, there's nothing like one. Would be hard to replace a Gen 2 and get the same sex appeal without forking over A LOT of money.
     
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    A gen II GTS is one of the best bang for the buck cars out there. I could have gotten any Viper I wanted, but the Gen II GTS is the best looking one of the entire Viper line. As for the Ford GT , for that price I would get something more exotic.
     
  26. MerlinsGarage

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    Have both the FGT and the Gen II........neither leave. Ever.:):)
     
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    Apollo Gumpert - other than that not many.
     
  28. arizonajack

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    I took my 96 RT/10 to a car show last month. There was an empty spot right next to a mint 63 Thunderbird Convertible. I waited for the owner to come back. When he showed up I offered to swap him even up. So I guess that answers the question.

    Anyway, he declined, needed cash, so I still have the Viper, which I'm inclined to keep. Unless... :)
     
  29. BlueLIGHTNING

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    An original Shelby 427 cobra.
     
  30. evomind

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    I would do a Gen5.
     

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