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    Congratulations - that's a great find and what a rush that must have been to see it, inspect it, buy it!

    We all need a great car story to brighten the day :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi steve View Post
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    So if these are matte black what do hyper black wheels look like?

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    Ok, I'm not tuned in yet...what is hooned??

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    Racing, burnouts, sometimes donuts hahahaha

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    Congrats on your purchase! I think the adventure of buying the car is one of the best parts of buying a Viper. It sounds like you got the right car! Enjoy your new car in the best of health. Now the difficult part, resisting the urge to modify it

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    So far I'm really happy with the car in spite of the strange HVAC system and the crotch freezing vents. It reminds me of my Countach which had a pretty lame HVAC system. The only A/C vents that provided much cooling were the ones on the sides of the center console. The ones aimed exactly at your right knee...it would get downright painful

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    Great looking car.....can't go wrong with yellow!
    Congrats on the new addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS-e View Post
    Great looking car.....can't go wrong with yellow!
    Congrats on the new addition.
    Can't go wrong with yellow on a Viper but clearly you can in text font color!

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    Yellow is a terrific color. It positively glows when I open the garage door.
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    its like a sunny day on a grey March day.
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    Congrats Steve, great looking car and the way you described it, it seems like the perfect car you found.
    I also do like your Hemi Cuda a lot! My dream muscle car, my personal favorite would be an AAR model in Plum Crazy.

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    Glad you like the Cuda. Probably not many In Violet AAR Cudas in Switzerland eh?

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    I have yet to see one; I did see a green AAR once (but no idea if real or clone though). We have a healthy US car scene compared to the size of our country. 'Cudas, however, surely are really rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi steve View Post
    On the subject of trivia.....
    Where on earth did the name Sneaky Pete for the Gen I and II cars come from??
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    Everyone else ignored this, but I'll.... bite. LOL pun intended!!

    I'm not sure where the name came from. I think I've seen small nitrous bottles called Sneaky Petes, as they're easy to hide, but spelled "Sneeky Pete". I also see this dude as the namesake. Perhaps musical inspiration for, or friends with one of the program designers? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneaky_Pete_Kleinow
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    I found this posted by TCKTPLZ on March 26 2005 on the VCOA site.
    A fun read and hats off to TCKTPLZ for a good explanation.
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    Re: The origin of

    Sneaky Pete. A polysylabic name that to many, emanates exemplary peformance and epitomizes the realm of the sports car genre. The simple sight of this figure relegates society to a proverbial eutopia of four-wheeled performance. But to others, the sound of the words and the sight of Sneaky Pete transmutes incredible fear and trepidation. Not only is Sneaky Pete the sight of fear, but a visual personification of the adominable catacylsm that is yet to come.

    Many generation ago, the ancient tribes of Chevrolania worshiped many forms of gods. Whether it be animals, statues, and even other people, the Chevrolans praised and sought hope in a plethora of entities. Though while these people seemed to be polythesitic, they all believed in one superior being. They praised this being. They worshiped this being. And, they even sacrificed their lives for this being. This being was the omnipotent force in the world. This being was Sneaky Pete.

    Though as time progressed in Chevrolan society, younger individuals began to lose hope in Sneaky Pete. They started to somewhat ignore him and regard other gods as more powerful. These demagoues even went so far as to desecrate the monuments built to honor Sneaky Pete. To the elders in society, this feared them greatly. They knew of the incredible powers of Sneaky Pete and the ubiquitous proliferation of tumultuous wrath that would result thereof. Many prayed night and day, performed honarary rituals, and even went as far to sacrifice their women and children to mitigate the furious anger of Sneaky Pete. Though unfortunately, this was not enough.

    The acrimony of Sneaky Pete soon swept down upon the Chevrolans with incredible speed. Garnered in Red with White Stripes, which was and is the most powerful color combination of the world, the vengeful power sought to slay all for their sin. It dodged in and out of homes and shelters to punish and kill. It went into churches and even schools to massacre the unfaithful. Sneaky Pete did not stop until the blood of every Chevrolan inundated the gounds.

    When the slaughter was over, Sneaky Pete was still not done. He wanted to curse the unfaithful forever. He then took the blood of the dead and marked the village with a sign. This sign was to forever mark weakness, frailty, and utter shame. This sign was in the shape of two crossed flags---which symbolizes how Sneaky Pete was crossed and shows how futile the Chevrolans were, just like two little innouous flags.

    The whereabouts of Sneaky Pete today is still unknown. Many believed he had enough of humanity and traveled to another world. Though whereever he may be, he is still being honored today just like he was being honored many millenia ago. Although it may not be in the form of sacrifice, his prescence is used to exemplify, grace and symbolize the most powerful and omnipotent sports car today, the Dodge Viper.


 
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