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1996 Dodge Viper

GTS Coupe
Mecum Tulsa 2021
Friday, 11 June - Saturday, 12 June 2021
$57,200
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
12 June 2021
Sold Date
S74
Lot Number
#2-
Unrestored original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis No. 1B3ER69E0TV200611. Viper Blue with white stripes over black leather. 488/450hp, 6-speed, Michelin tires, CD stereo, power windows, air conditioning.

Evaluation: Showing 27,076 believable miles. A few tiny chips on the nose and hood but otherwise good paint. Very good interior that matches the miles. The wheels look a little faded and show curb rash on the right side. A solid first-year GTS that wasn’t babied but is still a good usable car.

Bottom Line: A ’96 GTS in Viper Blue with white stripes is a ’90s poster car, and in the last couple of years it and other early Vipers have appreciated like never before. This result is behind the curve a bit, and the car could have brought over 60 grand without being all that expensive.

by Andrew Newton
19 June 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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