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    Sad News 2 more Vipers lost in the UK

    Not members cars but sadly Former President of the VOA Adrian Swift's GTS is no more

    I learnt that it met its end wrapping itself around a lamppost, it was side impact damage at the front bulkhead area by the door hinge. Car is in the hands of the insurance company. Driver is fine but pride dented.

    RIP



    Also a Gen 3 which I think was painted slate grey? (Looks almost black) has been written off. In a bad smash.
    written off 2017 viper 3.jpgwritten off 2017 viper 4.jpgwritten off 2017 viper.jpg

    No fatalities to report.

    Now that the Fall is setting in (Autumn) remember to take care out there people these cars demand respect.
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    It's too bad many of these cars are getting lost...

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    Cold roads and (c)old hard tires don't mix well.
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    Well I guess the only plus for us at the moment is if you are looking to buy it puts the prices up as stock goes down! That is, until exchange rates turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGTS View Post
    Cold roads and (c)old hard tires don't mix well.
    So true, the amount of UK Vipers out there on Pilot sport 1s scares the hell out of me! They learn the hard way!

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    Just had a local car here meet a sad end. Cold tires, cold pavement. Driver was fine though. It was a '06 coupe.
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    I watch it for almost 20 years now and it is the same every year....Darwin's law?
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    Sadly four people just east of me here died when their Plum Crazy Hellcat hit a tree at 120 plus car exploded. Just saw this on the news crazy...

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    Chatting to the GTS owner to see whats happening with car .. He's trying to buy it back.. Got hood and bumper sorted already
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    Anymore news on Adrians old car?

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    Just seen this, what a sad thing to see. Not enough in the UK as it is.

    I wonder if one good car can be made from the black Gen 3 and the red one on ebay recently?

    On a brighter note, I'm going to a meet tomorrow and there will be 3 Vipers there (Mine, Baz's old yellow RT10, and a Gen 1 which has just been put back on the road)
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    PICS!!!!!

    Had a mail from them yesterday asking if I wanted it back....
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    Pics of Cat C Gen II GTS currently on a trade only auction website.
    http://www.hbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/zyview/...ding/R=6907414

    Current bidding is 10,415.00 + 20% vat (Value Added Tax).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    Not members cars but sadly Former President of the VOA Adrian Swift's GTS is no more

    I learnt that it met its end wrapping itself around a lamppost, it was side impact damage at the front bulkhead area by the door hinge. Car is in the hands of the insurance company. Driver is fine but pride dented.

    RIP



    Also a Gen 3 which I think was painted slate grey? (Looks almost black) has been written off. In a bad smash.
    written off 2017 viper 3.jpgwritten off 2017 viper 4.jpgwritten off 2017 viper.jpg

    No fatalities to report.

    Now that the Fall is setting in (Autumn) remember to take care out there people these cars demand respect.
    Pretty sure that grey one is the one we saw at Brands Hatch a couple of years ago Mark, where the driver had parked it up a seemingly impossibly high kerb. I also met him at the ill fated Dunsfold Wheels day about 3 years ago. Seemed a nice chap, hope he's OK.
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    Yea, just checked out some old pics, same registration, the car also had twin red centre stripes at Brands Hatch.
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    The Cat C GTS sold for 18,500!!!!

    Gen II Engine with modified block to accept Gen 3 heads and power steering pump.
    Custom headers and exhaust, OS Giken rear diff. Pruner CCW Classic wheels. I believe one of those had been damaged then repaired due to a Kerb incident.
    Autoform Le mans rear wing.
    Toms 40mm rear brake upgrade.

    Car has central frame damage at drivers door sill.
    No idea who the new owner is, but being an ex club car we know a lot of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    The Cat C GTS sold for 18,500!!!!

    Gen II Engine with modified block to accept Gen 3 heads and power steering pump.
    Custom headers and exhaust, OS Giken rear diff. Pruner CCW Classic wheels. I believe one of those had been damaged then repaired due to a Kerb incident.
    Autoform Le mans rear wing.
    Toms 40mm rear brake upgrade.

    Car has central frame damage at drivers door sill.
    No idea who the new owner is, but being an ex club car we know a lot of history.
    I'm sure it will not be long before you find out who's the purchaser.........Out of interest what would have been the vehicle valuation before the crash?

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    Before crash could be anywhere between mid 30s to mid 40s depending how fast you wished to sell it, bear in mind the modifications, it narrows your market. There's a Blue and White pretty much stock that has been on the market for at least 11 months for 42 with no bites that I know of.

    Or it could go the other way, that someone might love all the mods and snap it up at a higher price!

    The thing is now, who ever now does the repairs will need to itemise all work undertaken with a photographic record of the rebuild. Otherwise if someone has bought this for a quick turn around will be in for a shock!

    Its a Cat C car which is worse than a Cat D!

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    Shame to see.... Strong money for a Cat C with frame damage in that location.... Wonder why it says No Vin on the windscreen.

    I'm sure it will pop up soon enough ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy 18 View Post
    the cat c gts sold for 18,500!!!!

    Gen ii engine with modified block to accept gen 3 heads and power steering pump.
    Custom headers and exhaust, os giken rear diff. Pruner ccw classic wheels. I believe one of those had been damaged then repaired due to a kerb incident.
    Autoform le mans rear wing.
    Toms 40mm rear brake upgrade.

    Car has central frame damage at drivers door sill.
    No idea who the new owner is, but being an ex club car we know a "lot of history".
    Yes, a lot of history!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADMAX View Post
    Yes, a lot of history!
    Good to see you back Adrian

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    He returns........
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