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Old 02-19-2013, 11:59 AM
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My TL lost it's spot in the garage

Hey everyone, I've not been very active on Azine in the last year or so as I've been looking for a summer toy. This is a car I've lusted for since they fist came out, and I finally found the right one, and figured I'd share. After a seemingly endless search through cars with questionable histories, multiple owners, and cars that obviously were beat on repeatedly, I found mine. It had one owner (66yrs old at the time of my purchase) 27,000 original miles, clean title and clean history, and was in near mint condition.

I boarded a plane in Toronto at about 6:30am on a Friday a few weeks back, flew through Atlanta and ended up in Richmond, Virginia. I was picked up by the seller at the airport and then went to visually inspect the car (this is after I had made an appointemnt by phone the week prior and had the vehicle looked over by a dealership which emailed me the inspection). I literally had to get up close with a light to find even the slightest blemish. The seller and I exchanged money for the title and one set of keys, and then it was back to the airport. I flew through Charlotte, North Carolina and returned home in Toronto just after midnight. It was a long 19 hour day, but 3 days later the car was in my garage - with a battery tender keeping her vital signs up.

It bothers me that my TL can look so good in the summer, and now that it is exposed to the elements 24/7 - is not looking so good. It's all caked in salt and snow and ice but I guess life could be worse.

Cold ass hockey puck Michelins are deadly in this winter weather, but on Super Bowl Sunday the roads were just clean enough to go for a rip...49ers lost, but my day was full of sideways WIN!


Old garage queen^

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:03 PM
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what year is the viper?!?!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 PM
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what year is the viper?!?!
^ ...after my all that rambling I left out some important details...It's a Generation 2 2001 RT/10; second last year of the original body style, and first year with ABS. Bone stock, 450 horsepower 490 ft/lbs of torque.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:24 PM
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Very nice. Enjoy.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:26 PM
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very nice... is it hard to get a car through the border?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:32 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:44 PM
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Nice! I love the original body! If you don't mind... how much did you purchase her for?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:48 PM
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The toupee always made me chuckle.

Nice ride. Enjoy!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:52 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:13 PM
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So cool. Enjoy it!

So, I'll give you a ride in my V6 Mustang if I get a ride in your Viper.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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Wow! Pretty cool!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:09 PM
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Awesome. Always loved the Viper. Congrats!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 PM
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Wow, congrats on the Viper!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM
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I've always loved the 1G Viper

Congrats man! Take more pictures and some videos for us!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM
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awesome man! congrats on the purchase!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM
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Awesome purchase!
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Congrats on the Viper!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:41 PM
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Kick ass Viper! Enjoy it
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:50 PM
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at the fake hair.
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Congrats, it looks like a fun toy.
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Nice!

Though that top looks too much like an after thought...looks like a toupee!
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Congrats! Viper looks great. I'm always looking at 01-02 GTSs (ABS) but I don't know if I'll ever be able to pull the trigger. Congrats again and drive safe.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by KaMLuNg View Post
very nice... is it hard to get a car through the border?
Because it's made in the good ol USA there was no Duty - I only had to pay sales tax. Everyone thinks bringing cars over is a huge hassle, but it's really only some extra paperwork.

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Nice! I love the original body! If you don't mind... how much did you purchase her for?
Let's just say it was a deal that I couldn't pass up


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So, I'll give you a ride in my V6 Mustang if I get a ride in your Viper.
You sir, drive a hard bargain...DEAL!

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I've always loved the 1G Viper

Congrats man! Take more pictures and some videos for us!
Actually Tyler, '96 - '02 were considered Gen 2 Vipersbut I figure you mean that you like the original curves...me too.


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at the fake hair.
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Nice!Though that top looks too much like an after thought...looks like a toupee!
I agree with you all...the top looks like a sac of crap!! It does keep the rain out though. In any case, I likely will never have it on the car unless I get caught in a rain storm. It will stay tucked away in the trunk along with my front plate

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I'm always looking at 01-02 GTSs (ABS) but I don't know if I'll ever be able to pull the trigger.
Of course you can!!! Like I said, I waited almost a year from when I decided I was going to get one till I found the right one for me. If you're serious, start looking...just make sure all the real priorities in your life are in line first
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Congrats on your viper! You gotta be the only AZ member with one.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:28 PM
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Congrats on your viper! You gotta be the only AZ member with one.
Or the 3rd actually (though one just sold his)

Congrats, always love seeing a snake!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 PM
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Beautiful car. moparzine.
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Have fun taming that snake!

Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:51 AM
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You sir, drive a hard bargain...DEAL!
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Pimp ride!

Time to go cruising with the top down!
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