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Final Edition Viper Mishaps

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From www.WreckedExotics.com:

Description:
Too fast cornering a mountain section during wet conditions. Fell down about 100 feet into a small creek and hit a few trees on the way down.

Location:
Switzerland


 
 

 

Here is the saddest story I have had to tell in my 30 years of operating this business. We at Xxxxx & Xxxxxxxxx take great pride and go to any extreme necessary to buy the finest cars to be found anywhere in the country to offer for sale at our dealership here in suburban Indianapolis. Well, we bought a fabulous low mileage final edition Dodge Viper GTS in Florida from a fellow dealer. It had everything we look for in a pristine low mileage exotic car. It was car number 133 of just 200 final edition Viper coupes made. We made arrangements to have the car delivered from Palm Beach Florida to our dealership here in Indianapolis. It seems the delivery company we had hired gave the car to an unknow outfit to transport without our permission. The trucker ran his truck out of fuel in south Georgia in the middle of the night and...you guessed it!!!  unloaded our pristine one of a kind Viper from the trailer to go haul gas back to his rig!!! Well, the worst possible thing happened and he was clobbered by a semi as he pulled onto the highway and what was a low mileage rare and pristine Viper is now considered a total loss and has been issued a salvage title by the state of Indiana. Being that the trucker was not insured we are now stuck with a vehicle we can't repair and sell in good conscience here at the dealership. With this in mind we are offering the car to the highest bidder on ebay and think someone will get a lot of car for the money. Here is what I know about what is left of the car. the air bags did not deploy. It appears that 3 of the 4 wheels are still good and the fourth one might be fixable. We tried to start the engine and it still runs and the transmission and rear end both seem fine. Needless to say the car cannot be driven at all.

Here's good news - FE 133 has come back.  See the note from the new owner and see the work in progress:
 


 

 

 
 

Cause of accident not available.
 


Jun 07 - Cause of accident not available.  This car will be sold with parts to repair!! There is damage to the right side. This car runs and drives. There is no damage to the hinge pillar.  Parts that are supplied with purchase of car: right door assembly, right inner sill panel, right exhaust cover, right quarter panel, both airbags.
 


 

Feb '07 - "THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND WOULDN’T TAKE MUCH TO REPAIR. WE HAVE TAKEN DISCRIPTIVE PICTURES TO SHOW DAMAGES. THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR. MOTOR STARTS AND RUNS GOOD. WILL NEED AN OIL COOLER, HOOD MOUNTS AND RADIATOR SUPPORTS. THE HOOD, RIGHT SIDE REAR QUARTER PANEL AND LEFT FRONT QUARTER PANEL NEED FIBERGLASS REPAIR. WILL NEED RIGHT SIDE ROCKER. ROCKER MADE OF ALUMINUM. BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. ALL 4 WHEELS ARE IN TACH."
 



 

Cause of accident not available.

 

   

 

My Viper destroyd by my Viper mechanic - 3.Oct.2006    :-(

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Dec 06 - "Three months ago, I purchased a 2002 FE GTS Coupe. Number XXX of 360. 650 miles on it. When I dream, I don't dream of cars that beautiful.  Then, last week, after putting less than 500 miles on my prize, I wrapped it around a tree. No excuses. I just lost it. Then I really lost it. I've never felt lower in my entire life. I've never felt more helpless in my entire life ...  Don't me wrong. I'm alive and healthy. My back hurts a little, but that's it. No broken bones, no lasting injuries. I'll be fine. I'm lucky, I know. I could be dead. The way my baby looks, I should be dead."


 

Cause of accident not available. Phoenix, AZ, 7200 miles, damaged front end, windshield, airbag, for sale: $26,500, salvage title.

 


 
 

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Garage door mishap.

Oil Change - Oil filter gasket failed causing a big mess, but no harm to engine.


Cause of accident not available.

Cause of accident not available. (added Feb '17)