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    Hi Guys
    As you may know i'm over in the UK looking to buy/import a gen2 rt10 in yellow ...... finally found a car that seems perfect !!! at last !!!!!

    but looking for some help from anyone in the chicage area ,that could have a good look over and drive the car for me .

    I have paid a deposit ,so the dealer has no problem about someone driving the car for me , i'm just looking for peace of mind from someone who knows what to look for , before handing over my hard earned cash !!!!!!!

    If anyone can help i would really appreciate it

    many thanks in advance
    Les

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    Default Re: deposit paid , can anyone lookover/ drive in the chicago area

    Where in Chicago?

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    ooopps , sorry forgot to post where !!!!

    its at Chicago Motor Cars .

    Chicago Motor Cars
    27 W 110 NORTH AVE
    WEST CHICAGO, Illinois 60185

    thanks
    Les

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    So any pics Les? Carfax?

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    hey mark
    your hours are stranger than mine !!! what you doin on ere this time of the morning !!!!!! lol


    Carfax clean !!!

    here's the link to the advert

    Dodge : Viper:eBay Motors (item 350203524979 end time May-28-09 09:31:13 PDT)

    whats your opinion ????
    cheers
    Les

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    Default Re: deposit paid , can anyone lookover/ drive in the chicago area

    Quote Originally Posted by viper1day View Post
    I have paid a deposit.........before handing over my hard earned cash !!!!!!!
    Was the deposit not hard earned?

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    Not sure how to research this, but West Chicago is the same town where one of the least scruptulous (sp?) Viper tuners of all time did business for many years. If that car was ever in SVSs shop, I'm sure it has more than its share of bailing wire fixes. Don't ask me how I know

    Not sure if theres even a way to know this, but be certain to have the car checked out by a reputable VCA member....there are lots of good guys in the IL VCA....no need to take the risk that this is a former SVS customer car trying to be unloaded.

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    Are they the new Hennessey? Or twins...

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    There are a few luxo chicago dealers that advertise very similarly. I almost bought a car (can probably be researched from my past posts from abouta year ago) from exotic-motors in Chicago. Very shady. "No accidents clean carfax etc" and then you can clearly see that the front fascia is completely repainted an off color. The price was, at that time at least, too good to be true. A clean gen 2 like that should probably have a "buy it now" for about 40k....so why is the buy it now so cheap? Realistically if the buy it now is 36XXXX then the car can be had for some amount less. I would really have this car carefully inspected because I have known and gotten PM's from members that had dealerships to really steer clear from. I am very glad I stayed away from the one I mentioned in this post. I can't vouch for this dealership, but I have seen them advertise some very "clean" cars for very cheap....cheaper than private sale...so where are they making money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave6666 View Post
    Are they the new Hennessey? Or twins...

    Twins, separated at birth but not told. I hear John H got the looks though.....

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    sent you a pm, I would check out the IL VCA club, a bunch of us will be in that area Sat for a Viper tech day

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    I happen to know the owner, not well but I almost bought a car from him. It was a yellow RT as well. I can tell you they move alot of cars.
    I will be in the area on Wednesday of next week, but that is the earliest I can do it as I have a continuing legal education seminar all weekend . Although I am no mechanic, I do have some experience with yellow RTs.

    Pm me if you can wait until wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
    sent you a pm, I would check out the IL VCA club, a bunch of us will be in that area Sat for a Viper tech day
    Bill's shop is a good hour away from Chicago motor cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wastntim View Post
    Bill's shop is a good hour away from Chicago motor cars.
    some of the guys attending Sat. may be from that area

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    Have to say the car looks very clean Only observations I can see are Original Gear shift. You might want to think about a Short throw Shifter. Its got the Factory Radio/ CD (same as my car). The CD is OK but the Radio does not pick up many UK radio stations, so again something to think about upgrading once you get the car to the UK if all goes well. Get the VCA guys to check it out for you The paint code and build sticker is on the Drivers door too Just visible in one of the pics. Some new windscreen wipers are also worth getting (cheaper in the US).

    Dont forget the RED paint

    Does seem cheap though! Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    Dont forget the RED paint
    Word

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    just wanted to say a BIG THANKS to all offers of help i had with my search
    but the sale didnt go ahead

    so back to looking again !!!!
    many thanks
    Les

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    What happened? Did someone local buy it?

    Good luck with your search.

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    Default Re: deposit paid , can anyone lookover/ drive in the chicago area

    no it didn't sell I see it posted up on ebay again.

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    Hey Viper1Day,



    I see that you bought a different Viper. What's the story with this one in Chicago? I'm thinking about buying it. Why did you decide not to? Any thing I should look out for?


    And has anyone seen this viper in person?


    Thanks!!!!

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    Chicago Motors, Exotic Imports, Lucky Motors, Luxury Motors, etc, all deal with auction vehicles, previous unibody (accidents), and sometimes trades. You have to be very careful with these dealers. Just because a Carfax is clean doesn't mean anything. I bought an X5 that was completely clean with "perfect" history that was "documented". Had over 20 problems in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper1day View Post
    just wanted to say a BIG THANKS to all offers of help i had with my search
    but the sale didnt go ahead
    so back to looking again !!!!
    many thanks
    Les
    Ah, sorry to hear that...but remember Jasontiff's Viper...!!
    ~juli

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