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    So I finally did it. I got my paws on my dream car. We (wife deserves huge props for all the searches and digs) found a great car in Florida. We have been searching a bit and I am sure somebody from the forum may have spoken to me in the course of the search. A great friend and tech went up with me to take a close look at a 2002 Viper. As you all can see... we liked what we found! I purchased it yesterday and drove it down. To make a long story short, we jumped in a rental, drove up to Jacksonville from Miami (350 miles) to take a look. We liked what we saw and I bought it. Drove it down the same day. Total time... 18 hours and 700 miles... was tired... but it was well worth it!

    This morning I shot a few pics with a phone as I was heading out to work. You can expect more in the coming days... but, for now... what I have... a gorgeous 2002 with some bugs and a dirty windshield.

    I took some video of the drive back in the car... but I have to download and edit... be ready to see a stupid, ear-to-ear, smile on my face!






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    Looks mint. Congrats!

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    Congrats! Great looking car. Your face will hurt from all of the smiling.

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    You're a rock star now.
    Congrats.

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    I remember the 2 nd day looking in the garage and saying i have a Viper.
    Congratulations. Nice car

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    wife deserves huge props for all the searches and digs
    Wow, she certainly does! My wife gave me permission to search... and I'm eternally grateful.
    Congratz!

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    Congrat's & welcome aboard!!!

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    Looks like a good one ! Congrats !

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    Congrats on the car and welcome!

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    Other than the 1996 ... I think the 2002"s are one of the best years of gen 2. Looks like a nice clean Viper! Congrats

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    Congrats on the car, and welcome to our world! I'm assuming the stripes are factory, and, if so, that's an FE, and you might want to register on the FE Sight at: www.feviper.com
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    Congrats on the find. Great color combo (but I'm biased). Enjoy the beast!

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    Beautiful pickup, welcome, i'm new too

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    She's a real beauty! Welcome and Congratulations!!

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    Gen 2s are the best. Congrats.

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    Thanks everyone! I am really pleased.

    I loved the GTS so I am real happy to have found this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Strakes View Post
    Congrats on the car, and welcome to our world! I'm assuming the stripes are factory, and, if so, that's an FE, and you might want to register on the FE Sight at: www.feviper.com
    Yes everything is factory... and yes, this is a FE. #298 I'll go and check out the site. My wife had mentioned something about that. She came across a registry of some sort. Likely the same one...

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    Suuweeeet! A happy wife is a happy life. My wife green lighted our search last year too and scoured the classifieds as much as I did. Welcome to our world!
    Last edited by GTS Warp; 07-20-2012 at 08:16 PM. Reason: misspelling

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    Congrat's I too am lucky to have a supportive wife. Looks great, enjoy!

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    Nice looking GTS, congratulations. Enjoy your summer with it.
    Cheers,
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    Sweeeet, Car looks great, Join the club and you & your wife will meet some great people, enjoy
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    Awesome car! Welcome to the VCA

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    ............Watch out for the cops...

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    nice. congrats, enjoy. most fun you will ever have driving . be safe.
    Mark

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    Thanks everyone... Again...

    Joined the club as well over the weekend. Look forward to meeting some fellow owners!

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    Do the FE's pull a premium? If so , how much more for an FE than a regular version GTS? ---

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    welcome aboard!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayscode390 View Post
    Do the FE's pull a premium? If so , how much more for an FE than a regular version GTS? ---
    Yes it probably adds $6-8k... but there were 360 of them made so there always seems to be at least a couple on the market. The big kahuna is the FE ACR which there are only 34 of the 360.

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    WOW thats a lot of extra coin!!!

    Considering there is only 144 (108 without stripes) Red 2001 GTS's .... 360 red/white with a plaque doesnt seem that rare.

    Neat though, I love it when the cars are numbered like that!!! ---

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