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  1. #1
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    New owner from across the pond

    Just want to say Hi to everyone from a fellow Gearhead in the UK

    I lived in the US as a teenager before returning to the UK & have always had a passion for American metal, having lived my formative teenage first years driving in the US.

    I've just realized my dream & purchased a 94 SRT-10 in Red/Gray, original 3 spoke wheels, from California & shipped it to UK (always wanted one!)

    It's a 17,000 mile car and in amazing original condition. The guy I bought it from was in Hermosa Beach CA, he bought it to flip from the original owners estate who'd passed. It came with all the original dealership paperwork & instructions, & service records but nothing really personal about the original owner (would of been great to have got a photo etc)
    Everything as far as I can see is in great shape with two Tonneau covers, the original roof & windows (NEVER USED in the bags) and an aftermarket painted hardtop.
    The only change is a pioneer CD/radio & amp that I want to change back to the stock factory unit at some point.


    We have a test here in UK called the MOT (which is like a tough DMV inspection) which it passed without a hitch and now with this certificate I've applied for a UK title so I can use the car on the road.
    It's a few weeks to process the application so I decided to join this great community & say hi, while I wait for the countdown to get the title & drive it.

    Kindest Regards
    Darren

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    Darren, congratulations on your Viper purchase. Sounds like a very nice car. You will love it. We have several members from the UK here and I'm sure you'll hear from them soon.
    If you want things to stay the same, things will have to change.
    2002 Red RT/10

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    Hello Darren, welcome to the world of Vipers, congratulations on getting the car through inspection. I know the DVLA is a little backlogged at the moment so lets hope you get things sorted soon. I am the current President of the UK/Europe region, we have just had a club display at the London Classic Car Show and our next Club gathering is at Beaulieu National Motor museum in the New Forrest. 7th and 8th August. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/be...ercar-weekend/ If you would like to join us you will need to register your car directly with Beaulieu. If your car is not road registered by then, then you could always come down in something else and say Hi.
    Where in the UK are you located? We have club members scattered around the UK. Barry Adams (club Vice Prez) Services some members cars and the UK region have some original service tools and pullers etc Barry is located in Luton Bed's
    If you would like to join the VOA then hit the Join button here https://driveviper.com/join/ Looking forward to seeing a few picsIMG-20210625-WA0009.jpg
    Last edited by Fatboy 18; 07-25-2021 at 01:15 PM.

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    Many thanks Guy's

    Yes I was at the London Classic Car Show and spoke with a chap on the stand at great length about buying a car!
    I joined the VOA before posting the intro :-)
    I'm located near Chichester right on the South Coast, but work near Luton where the car is currently in the garage being stored awaiting the V5 UK title, would love to attend the Beaulieu show maybe in person, but unfortunately not with the car as there's currently a 3 month (14 week) wait on processing V5 title applications & I only submitted it this week straight after the MOT test
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    Hi Darren, haha, you probably were talking to me! Car looks great, hopefully see you at Beaulieu, I'm on the Demo straight as is another Viper, we will also have a few more vipers on the stand too.
    Cheers Mark.

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    I'm a Gen V owner an absolutely love my car but a Gen I/II is the most beautiful and never to be duplicated. Good find and good luck with it. I'm sure it will be forever a great conversation piece.
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    looks to be in great shape.. have fun with it and congratulations!

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    Congrats on the purchase Darren, but a shame about the delay in getting it registered. I'm always curious whether it is more economical than buying an RT/10 already in the UK? I've done it twice with Mustangs in 1998 and 2005, but the exchange rate was roughly $2 : £1 at the time

    Two more Vipers that are travelling from North Yorkshire to Beaulieu, my Gen 3 and a gen 2


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    Congratulations Darren, Welcome to the VOA UK Region, I got conformation of your membership today


 

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