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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1997 Dodge Viper GTS

The original wild man


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 6,000-mile 1997 Dodge Viper GTS. Of course, it’s powered by an 8.0-liter V10 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. California-owned since new, this Viper features Michelin Pilot Sport tires, leather-wrapped steering wheel, stainless steel exhaust system and adjustable gas shock absorbers. Finished in red over a black leather interior, this second-generation Viper is offered with a clean CARFAX report and a clear California title.

This Viper GTS coupe’s Viper Red exterior features projector halogen headlights, fog lamps, integrated rear spoiler and dual, center-mounted stainless steel exhaust outlets.

Polished aluminum 17-inch five-spoke wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

The two-seat cockpit is fitted with black leather high-back bucket seats with matching components. Amenities include air conditioning, power windows and door locks, adjustable pedals, remote keyless entry, tilt steering wheel and AM/FM/CD radio.

White-faced instrumentation includes a 200-mph speedometer, 7,000-rpm tachometer and auxiliary gauges showing fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure and voltage. The six-digit mechanical odometer reads about 6,000 miles, which is in line with the most recent CARFAX report.

The front-hinged clamshell hood opens to an aluminum 8.0-liter V10 that was rated at 450 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a console-shifted TREMEC T-56 six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential with 3.07 gearing.

The chassis uses a tubular space frame with center spine structure. Stopping power comes from four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, and the suspension has adjustable gas shock absorbers along with power-assisted rack and pinion steering.

The auction for this 1997 Dodge Viper GTS ends on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 2:45 p.m. (PDT)

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


  1. You know it’s an oldie by the prominent cigarette lighter, not called a “power port”. Nice ride, maybe too nice to drive.


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