I just wanted to post this so that fellow viper owners can be aware of what Eric Lee is capable of saying and lying about. I recently called Eric Lee of Latham Motors. I was looking for a used Viper. I have owned four of them so far and this was to make my fifth.
He told me he had a 97 that had never been wrecked or repainted and the car was in superb condition, and never mentioned any of the problems with the car. I drove 1550 miles from San Antonio Tx. to Twin Falls Idaho to purchase the car because I wanted to see it instead of having it shipped and paying for it before I saw it. Well, turns out he is no Bill Pemberton and lied about the whole car. The hood was repainted due to some type of accident and you could still see the bondo on the corner of it. I told him the facia had been repainted also. On further inspection of it, I found the paint was pealing on the same side from something like battery acid, the wheels had curb checks, there were oil leaks, antifreeze leaks, and he said there were no mods done to it but after looking at the heat shields that were smashed back on and missing bolts from the back of the rear muffler I told him he was lying to me about everything. His statement was " I thought you meant had the whole car ever been repainted"? What a jerk. I still have
e-mails from him where he said that, and Eric you know you can't dispute that. I specifically asked him if the car had ever been repainted, he said NOOOOOO. When we got there and he realized we weren't first time viper owners he just played dumb about everything. The car was a piece of junk and he even had the nerve to ask me at what price would I buy the car and I told him at NOOOO price would I purchase the car and I left. Be aware that he does lie to people. By the way Eric, the comments you said about Woodhouse and Bill Pemberton show your lack of respect for fellow dealers and your unprofessionalism in the field. This previous post on Eric
tells the truth but I didn't ever get to read this before I called him. A very good friend and fellow viper owner told me about all the bad posts on him so I did a search. I am only posting this so that anyone interested in buying a viper from him USED should remember BUYER BEWARE... he is no Bill Pemberton. I ended up getting one from Preston Dodge in Dallas and they were very truthful and professional. Sorry Bill didn't have one at the time.