Want a 2017 Dodge Viper? You Might Have to go to Salisbury, NC to Get One
Single dealer ordered almost all remaining Vipersby Ciprian Florea, on
The 2017 model year will be the last for the Dodge Viper, and although sales have been rather slow in recent years — hence FCA’s decision to drop the nameplate — buying a late-production model will be a difficult task. The main reason for the Viper’s scarcity for 2017 is that a single buyer reportedly ordered almost every model that Dodge will build until the car is phased out.
That’s the word from Gerry Wood Dodge of Salisbury North Carolina, which claims that it has ordered 135 units of the 2017 Viper. According to the same dealer, that about "99 percent of remaining production."
"When it was finally confirmed that the Viper was going to cease production, I felt an obligation as a fan, owner, and Dodge dealer to help others experience the rare privilege of experiencing this amazing machine," explains dealership owner Brad Wood.
On top of that, Gerry Wood Dodge also commissioned three special-edition models. The first one goes by the name ACR Solid Edition and it is based on the Viper GTC. It features all the aerodynamic updates of the ACR, carbon-fiber elements, it is painted white, and limited to 18 units. Dubbed A/E Solid Edition, the second special-edition version is also based on the GTC, but equipped with the Advanced Aero Package. Finished in red, it is restricted to 14 examples. Lastly, there’s a Viper Black Stripe Edition model limited to only six units.
But that’s not all. The Salisbury dealership also created a special VIP program that includes private pickups at the two local airports, a free weekend at the race track, and finance terms of up to 84 months. Talk about finding ways to attract customers to the showroom...
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Why it Matters
Although a bit unfair for potential buyers living in other areas of the U.S., it looks like Gerry Wood Dodge has prepared quite the glorious send off for the Viper. Not only did it came up with three different limited-edition models, but it also put together an attractive VIP program that makes the Viper a more affordable purchase. On the other hand, it remains to be seen if the likely massive interest with so few Vipers in production won’t make the dealership ask ridiculous premiums for these final-production sports cars.
Read our full review on the Dodge Viper here.
Source: Car Scoops