Vette to Viper to Hellcat

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  1. mowe

    mowe Gold Member

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    About 6 months ago I sold my cammed C6 Ls3. She made 500whp and was fairly light at 3200lbs. I owned the car for 4 years since new and loved every minute.

    I was bored with it and so the market was good and I sold it. In my new search I looked between Zr1's, C7's and Vipers. I ended up finding a Gen4 08 viper with 7k on it. It was a great example and I truly enjoyed it for the month I owned it lol... I'm 6ft - 230lbs... I just didn't fit well and honestly the attention it grabs is great but it got old... I also believe it had a few gremlins. I didn't want to have to fix it so soon... Got spooked. I also hated the fact that bolt ons we're going to cost me 10k .... SMH

    I started to search for a new car and was very attracted to the Hellcat. I have always liked the look of the challengers but never liked the power output. That was until the hellcat. I believe the capability in the future for more power and good reliability is bright. I was easily sold on it.... I picked up my billet silver hellcat today and I am looking forward to enjoying it for several years to come.

    I am pretty active on car forums so I look forward to learning and chatting with all of you. Cheers from Atlanta!

    Here are a few pics of my journey to today
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  2. My Dog Ziggy

    My Dog Ziggy Rookie

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    Congratulations on your new purchase. Those are some nice cars you've owned. I hope you enjoy your new ride. Post more pics (of all three) when you can. Keep us updated on how you like your new cat.
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    So how are you liking the hellcat,, the viper you had was a real eye catcher,, very nice color.
     
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    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    That Viper looks stunning. No wonder you grabbed a lot of attention. Congratulations on the Hellcat
     
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  5. mowe

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    I've literally driven it home and that is all thus far... The interior is light years ahead of the gen 4 and better then my c6.... I'm sure it won't handle like either but it should be quicker.
     
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    Enjoy my friend!!
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Nice congratulations and I re edit for full pics preview
     
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    Thank you !
     
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    Was that viper purchased from a place in Chicago by chance?
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Nice progression.
     
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  11. mowe

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    Yes it was...
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Former Viper/ Vette owner here. Had a 96 RT/10 black with silver stripes then a 08 Vette now the Hellcat.
    I know what you mean about the Viper, I'm 5'8" fit like a glove but it had gremlins,
    It sure did turn heads. being a black one got hot even with the a/c full blast.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats!
     
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    Welcome mowe ! Great taste in cars especially your newest :) Enjoy the forums and thanks for dropping in!!
     
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    I had been watching that car for a while on eBay. It sold I am assuming to you at a pretty good price. I made an offer on it in early winter. They were in the low 60s then. Glad you got a hellcat. Enjoy it.
     

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