Looking to get your hands on one of the last Vipers? Call up this North Carolina Dodge dealer which just ordered up the remaining lot.
Next year marks the end of an era — the new Dodge Viper will officially end production after five years on the market. Unfortunately it wasn’t the sales magnet Dodge had hoped it would be when the car was introduced in 2012. But at least one dealer thinks that this V10-powered supercar will still have plenty of value on the marketplace.
Gerry Wood Dodge of Salisbury, North Carolina, says on its website that it has just snatched up anywhere between 135 to 140 new Vipers, depending on which part of the website you’re reading. That order makes up about “99 percent of remaining production,” says the dealership.
In buying up the remaining 99 percent, the dealership even went so far as to put together an “exclusive Viper team.” That team would go through 8,000 plus color combinations available to buyers and develop three special edition Viper trims only available at said dealer.
Those three special edition trims include the “ACR Solid Edition,” which comes with ACR aero components and carbon fiber trim, the “Advanced Aero Solid Edition,” which comes with the Advanced Aero package and luxury interior options, and the “Black Stripe Edition,” of which only six were ordered and feature ACR aero components, two central black stripes, and a black gold finish.
Of the lot, those three special editions make up close to 40 of the 135 to 140 cars the dealership purchased in total, while the rest vary wildly in color, trim, and options. If that doesn’t sound like reason enough to head down to the North Carolina dealer, a statement from the owner of the company had this to say:
“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.
For those who think we are ‘cornering the market,’ or will mark up our cars you all couldn’t be farther from the truth. I have never marked cars up over MSRP… We just saw that the order were not being filled and the plant is closing down, so we wanted to make sure all these cars were produced.”
Source: Gerry Wood Dodge via Jalopnik
Gallery: 2016 Dodge Viper TA
It was a sad day when Dodge officially announced 2017 would be the last year of the Dodge Viper. But the team at Gerry Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram saw an opportunity to ensure that the American Supercar’s 25-year run went out in style.
Gerry and Brad Wood of Salisbury, North Carolina decided to order 135 of the remaining 2017 Vipers. Almost every Viper was ordered to be distinct and unique in their own right, so there is sure to be the right model for anyone interesting in owning one.
“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,” said Brad Wood of Gerry Wood Auto Group.
To ensure absolute integrity and exceeding clients’ expectations, Gerry Wood Dodge assembled an exclusive Viper Team dedicated to helping anyone interested in owning a piece of Viper history. Headed by Brad Wood, the Viper Team worked many long hours and went through 8,000 + color selections offered in One-of-One to create three exclusive and unique Special Edition models.
ACR SOLID EDITON
The “ACR Solid Edition” is a limited run of 18 GTC’s with ACR Extreme Aero specifications, fully loaded with carbon fiber treatments, each in its own hand-selected, One-of-One colors that epitomize the ACR experience.
A/E SOLID EDITION
The “A/E Solid Edition” consists of 14 GTC coupes with the Advanced Aero package complete with luxury appointments throughout and stunning One-of-One color selections for a totally unique ownership experience.
BLACK STRIPE EDITON
The final extremely limited 6-unit series “Black Stripe” edition is a black and gold color combination ACR Extreme Aero specified GTC, showing off each of SRT, GTS and ACR stripe options offered on the Dodge Viper. While all six cars share the exact same black and gold color codes, none are the same as they feature the stripes in black, and the transposed version of each of the cars. This unique “Black Stripe” edition is an original through and through and is an absolutely stunning series.
Each Special Edition model created by Gerry Wood Dodge is 100 percent unique unto itself and has never before existed nor can it be duplicated. Each is a numbered series with its own numbered dash plaque, and each with its very own custom car cover color matched to the vehicle with the series number stitched upon the cover.
VIPER VIP PROGRAM
In addition to creating one-of-a-kind Vipers, the Viper Team has also created a Viper VIP Program purchase experience including:
* VIP pickup at Charlotte (CLT), Greensboro (GSO) airport, or the Rowan County Airport (private)
* White Glove delivery experience
* Nationwide and Local delivery services available
* No Charge HPDE Track weekend with the National Auto Sport Association
* 10% off all OEM Viper Parts and Accessories to the original owner through our parts department
* Exclusive Viper Team for sales support
* One-of-One program consultation & Support
* One-of-One color pallet service with selections from 8,000 brilliant colors
* Finance terms up to 84 months for well qualified buyers
“Our team agreed we would set the bar very high. We want to ensure those who have the opportunity to buy one of the few remaining cars do so in a fashion that will allow them to share with their family how incredible it was to be part of it all,” said Wood. “Of course, current owners of the Viper want to know they can upgrade their current car or add to their Viper collection with a dealer who has loved their cars as much as they have. This is going to be an awesome ride!”
If you’re interested in upgrading to a Viper, or want to view our impressive inventory, visit Viper Central for more information. For the opportunity to customize a Viper that will be produced and sold at the dealership, view the contest on our Facebook page.Don’t miss out on owning a piece of American automotive history!