1997 Dodge Viper GTS

102 256 EUR

1997 Dodge Viper GTS

102 256 EUR
  • Model
    Dodge Viper GTS
  • Year
    1997
  • Condition
    Original
  • Body Type
    Coupe
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    331 kw (450 hp)
  • Mileage
    2,414 km
  • Address
    24th Street, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2 - Al Barsha - Al Barsha 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Country
  • Published
    May 01, 2024
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VIN
N/A
Color
Red
Metallic
No
Engine
7,990cc V10
Engine Number
N/A
Chassis Number
N/A
Gearbox
Manual
Steering Wheel
LHD
Drive Wheels
RWD
1st Reg. Country
United States
Doors
2/3
Interior Color
Black
Leather Seats
Yes
Airbags
Yes
Electric windows
Yes
Air conditioning
Yes
Power Steering
Yes
Fog lights
Yes
Central locking
Yes
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Description

In the 1980’s, the Chrysler Corporation recovered its financial footing through Lee Iaccoca’s K-Car program and acquisition of AMC/Jeep, two master strokes that helped revitalize the company from its Malaise era woes. In 1986, Iaccoca brought Bob Lutz from Ford, who insisted on a new sportscar program to revive the golden days of the all-American street racer, a true successor of the Shelby Cobra. With Tom Gale at the helm of the project, a prototype was shown at the Detroit Auto Show in 1989, taking the general public and the automotive press by storm. Chief engineer Roy Sjoberg enthusiastically assembled a skunk-works team for a production model, and by 1990, Iaccoca had approved the funding, persevered by Carrol Shelby himself. In 1991, a pre-production model became the pace car for the Indianapolis 500, and by 1992, the new Viper started deliveries to dealership across the United States.

With clear inspiration by the Cobra, the E-Type, and even the Ferrari 250GTO, the long-nosed Viper sported an 8-litre engine from Dodge’s truck division, transformed into an aluminum powerhouse by the craftsmen at Lamborghini, owned by Chrysler at the time. The early cars (SRI) were relatively spartan and free of luxuries, yet they produced a crushing 400 horsepower. Over the years, with the 1996 evolution to SRII (1996), ZBI (2002), ZBII (2008) and VXI (2010), power increased to a formidable 640hp out of 8.4 litres, positioning the Viper as an more democratic, affordable competitor to European exotics.

This 1997 GTS model was sold new in Long Beach, where it remained until 2014. Still under the same family, it moved to Arizona until 2022, and returned to California in 2022 until our purchase of the car in early 2024. Showing a consistent quality of dealership maintenance throughout its ownership, this 1,500-mile Viper is fully original and prime investment material for the appreciative American muscle collector.

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