2006 Dodge ViperSRT10 Coupe
Year of manufacture2006
The release of the original Dodge Viper was a watershed moment in the history of the American automobile. Signifying the return of the American high-performance machine, the Viper was created in the same vein as the Shelby Cobra some 30 years earlier.
Over the ensuing years, the Viper slowly evolved and became more refined. Creature comforts were added, and a coupe body style was offered for the second-generation Viper, catering to customers looking to take their Viper to the track, or to go on extended and very fast road trips. Its first major redesign was introduced with the third-generation Viper for the 2003 model year. This new Viper was significantly restyled, and its V-10 powerplant was increased to 8.3 liters (or 505 cu. in.), raising horsepower to 500. Dodge unveiled the Viper SRT10 coupe at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. Although it remained highly similar to its drop-top sibling in appearance, it sported the distinctive double-bubble roof of the previous Viper GTS.
The 2006 example presented here was originally finished in the shade of Viper Race Yellow, a $600 option. It was delivered with the Customer Preferred Package 21A, which included dual black racing stripes and polished aluminum wheels, adding $3,700 to the vehicle price. The Viper was originally sold through Roanoke Motor Co. Inc. in Roanoke, Illinois, with a sticker price of $91,295. Remaining in as-new condition throughout, this three-owner SRT10 has travelled less than 3,000 miles from new and is accompanied by a copy of its window sticker and a set of owner’s manuals.
Third-generation Viper coupes offer the perfect mix of creature comforts and mind-bending performance. Even a decade after rolling off of the production line, these cars are still capable of keeping up with many of the modern sports cars produced today. A well-looked after, low-mileage example, this Viper SRT10 remains a fine example of its breed and would be a perfect addition to any collection of American muscle cars or late-model exotics.
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