Evaluation: 730 miles, interesting colors, and like-new.
Bottom Line: 1996 brought the Viper’s first major refresh with improved chassis, suspension, and brakes. These made Chrysler’s outrageous two-seater more manageable to drive without losing its over-the-top performance. A new GTS coupe with a higher output (450hp) engine also arrived for 1996, while the RT/10 roadster kept on with a still potent 415hp engine until 1998.
GTS coupes are generally more desirable than the less user-friendly roadsters, but all driver-focused cars from the 1990s seem to be getting more expensive these days and Vipers have been on the charge for a couple of years now. This price in Kissimmee isn’t a record (we’re not sure if those yellow wheels helped or hurt) but it is very high, and it would have been unthinkable in 2019 or so.