Stock #:

4454-ATL

1997 Dodge Viper GTS Gold Package

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1997 Dodge

Viper GTS Gold Package

Stock
4454-ATL
Engine Size
8.0 Liter V10
Transmission
6 Speed Manual
Miles
16,595 (Actual)
Location
Atlanta
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Description

RARE GTS GOLD PKG, 1 OF 7 MADE IN '97, 16K ACTUAL MILES, CLEAN CARFAX, EXOTIC!!

Although there are newer Vipers out there, and a fresh redesign on the horizon, none have had the blunt-force-trauma impact of the original GTS. It was the Cobra Daytona coupe reincarnated, but this time with 8-liters of fury under the hood and a suspension that could actually dance. Even today, this 1997 Dodge Viper GTS commands more respect on the street than just about anything else ever built.

Viper fans are particular about their cars. Yes, they use them to their potential, but they are also fanatical about maintenance and the cars are seldom used as daily drivers. With just 16,595 original miles, this 1997 GTS looks almost new in every respect, showing off a brilliant Viper Red paint job that could easily compete with a Ferrari on the eyeball magnet scale. Of note, it isn't wearing the usual stripe package, which were a no-cost delete, and despite the festive color, this one looks downright brutal because of it. It's also one of just seven Vipers delivered in bright red with gold powdercoated wheels and matching gold emblems, so it's a fairly rare piece in a world of number collectors. Hand built by Chrysler employees specially chosen for the job, it exhibits better-than-average build quality throughout, and seeing one of these on the street is still an event. Nobody (and I mean nobody!) tangles with one of these at the stop light grand prix.

The GTS benefitted big time from a more civilized interior that included actual roll-up windows and an effective stereo system. Note that I didn't say it WAS civilized, just more civilized than the R/T, and that's a big part of the Viper's charm. You need to manhandle this car, show it who's boss, and it isn't for the faint of heart. Fortunately, the hardware is up to the challenge, with grippy black leather buckets that are in excellent shape, a dash full of white-faced gauges, and a stubby 6-speed shifter that you can punch through the gears without fear of breaking anything. An AM/FM/CD stereo provides entertainment while you're waiting for your next track session, and the fat leather-wrapped wheel transmits signals directly to your hypothalamus. There's a bit of storage under the rear hatch, but if you're worried about carrying capacity in your Viper, perhaps you're shopping at the wrong store.

The 8.0-liter V10 got a horsepower boost in the GTS that ensured that the baddest snake on the street remained that way. There are thousands of upgrades available, but this one remains almost completely stock save for a K&N air filter up front (the original filter is included with the car). Even stock, it brings 450 horsepower and 490 pounds of torque, so it's certainly no slouch on the street. There's no mistaking the bright red intake and valve covers, and this one shows off the efforts of a very conscientious owner who kept it immaculate under the hood. Most of the original equipment is intact, and it hasn't been raced or abused, although we'll admit that it's impossible to keep your foot out of the throttle. The all-independent suspension works well on the street or the track, and those gold wheels are wrapped in giant 275/40/17 front and 335/40/17 rear Michelin Pilot tires that stick like flypaper.

The stories are true and these cars remain the last untamed performance machines. Complete with all the original books and manuals, this rare Gold Package Viper is also a car that will likely have some financial upside in the future. Call today!

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Features

  • Seatbelts
  • Rear Defogger
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Driver Airbag
  • Anti-Theft System
  • Power Windows
  • Power Steering
  • Power Locks
  • Power Brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Cruise Control
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Numbers Matching
  • Defrost
  • CD Player
  • AM/FM Radio
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Documentation

  • Owner's Manual
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Red
Interior Color
Black
Front Suspension
Shock with Coil in front
Rear Suspension
Coil Spring
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Disc
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