The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 175 Registration: A19 VPR Chassis No.: 1B3ER69E7YV605937 Estimate: £55,000 - £65,000 Specialist: Gary Dunne Telephone No: 07740 946796 Lot 667 2000 Dodge Viper GTS Wonderfully politically-incorrect, the Dodge Viper has always been one of the most vicious performance cars ever to grace the car world and, given it’s blueprint, there is really no wonder why. It’s an superb concoction of a two-seat machine housing a Lamborghini-derived V10 engine paired with rear-wheel drive and huge rear wheels with very little in the way of driver assistance. It was launched in January 1992, a pure American muscle car conceived by Bob Lutz, Tom Gale, Francois Castaing, and Carroll Shelby. Built around a tubular-steel backbone chassis equipped with all-round double-wishbone independent suspension, vented disc brakes and power-assisted rack and pinion steering, it came without ABS or a traction control system. Extensively reworked by Lamborghini (another Chrysler subsidiary at the time), its 8-litre V10 former truck engine gained a new aluminium block and cylinder heads. Early cars were quoted as developing some 400bhp and 465lb/ft of torque, although these numbers would rise over time and the efforts of all these horses were corralled through a beefy six-speed Borg-Warner T-56 manual gearbox. Having spanned a production life of just over 20-years, the Dodge Viper is a recipe that has proven so popular that finding a low-mileage, well kept example in the UK is becoming increasingly difficult. Its ‘double bubble’ roof line, designed to accommodate a pair of crash helmets, and its polished 18” Alloy Wheels set the GTS apart. The Steel Grey Viper GTS Coupe that we offer here has covered only 26,667 miles from new and has a superb service history. The seriously cool colourway of Steel Grey with Silver Stripes was limited to the year 2000 alone, and so this is likely to be the only one of its kind in the UK which is probably why it was featured on the cover of Autocar magazine back in March 2017. It was last serviced in November 2020 and subsequently dry stored for the last three-years but will come to the sale with a fresh MOT. With many of these late-edition Vipers now changing hands in the US for well in excess of $100,000, this example appears very sensibly guided and would be a great addition to any collection. UK-registered Viper GTS in the ultra-desirable and unique in the UK-colour combination of Steel Grey and Bright Silver. More Details Lot 667 Bid On Lot 667