STK 2120 1997 Dodge Viper GTS As spectacular in appearance as the
Viper RT/10 roadster was, the Viper GTS coupe introduced in 1996
was even more so. With a roofline obviously inspired by the classic
Cobra Daytona coupes and an aggressive ducktail rear spoiler, the
new GTS Coupe was simply stunning. In addition to a new roofline,
the GTS included such exciting features as roll-up side windows and
exterior door handles. The exhaust was rerouted out back to produce
a much better tone and the output of the updated 8.0-liter V-10 was
significantly boosted to 450bhp at the rear wheels. This red 1997
Viper GTS is essentially original with only some mechanical
enhancements and the current owner has carefully maintained it for
the last 11 years. The factory Viper Red finish is in excellent
condition, as is the black leather interior. The 488ci V-10 will
take this coupe from 0-60 in less than 5.0 seconds and yet can
still be very docile on the street. Some upgrades to the engine
package include: polished intake tubes, Barrenger headers with
Borla exhaust, Ron Davis aluminum radiator, silicone hoses and MSD
wires. Following these modifications, the engine was dialed-in with
an SCT Tuner Software package. The V-10 is backed by the factory
6-speed manual transmission with a B&M shifter. Road
performance and handling have been enhanced with new rear
inner/outer tie rods and stainless steel brake lines. A recent
4-wheel alignment and new set of Michelin radials - 265/40 front &
315/35 rear - mounted on 17 SSR alloys complete the suspension
upgrades. (The owner has the original wheel package.) This GTS is a
beast, but it comes with all of the creature comforts you will ever
need: power tinted windows, power locks, keyless entry, cruise,
AM/FM/CD and A/C. Call 800-650-1055 or visit
www.autobarnclassiccars.com for additional information. ALL
VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS.
This is the 24th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The fantastic first-generation V10-powered super coupe is priced like a used car for now, but it likely won’t be for long
Now that we know Dodge Viper production ends after this model year, the Pick of the Day goes back to the roots of the V10-powered roadster with one of the first-gen models in low-mileage survivor condition.
The Dodge Viper RT/10 first appeared in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and was quickly put into production for the 1992 model year.
Known for performance automotive parts since 1958, Hurst chose to celebrate its golden anniversary in 2008 by creating 50 special-edition Viper coupes and convertibles.
The early 1990s saw the beginning of the true modern era for sports cars.
Originally intended as Chrysler’s modern take on the Shelby Cobra, the Dodge Viper concept was simple and straightforward in 1989
The Dodge Viper RT/10 first appeared in 1989 with rave reviews, at the NAIA Show in Detroit, being quickly rushed into production shortly thereafter.
The Pick of the Day appears to be a well-kept and rare unrusted example