Dodge Viper SRT10 Being Sold Next To Nothing Must Be Copart's Joke Of The Day
The phrase "You get what you paid for," has never been more appropriate when shopping for cars at Copart. The place where you can get fantastic cars and figurative boat anchors for not a lot of money, Copart.com is increasingly referenced as an alternate place to find that next project/drift/race/commuter car.
The problem with these auctions is that all of the cars listed have damage in some form or another. Ranging from normal wear and tear, to "salvage title," and even a "non-repairable" state. How that condition is determined would depend on both the title and the vendor listing the auction. And whether the car will show up on your doorstep meeting your expectations is a whole different story.
In the case of this 2009 Dodge Viper SRT, which probably celebrated its glorious 8.4 liter V10 life by eating V8s, it has crash landed at Copart's purgatorial gates. Before seeing the pictures you see a $64,914 estimated retail value and a starting bid of $0 with no reserve. Your heart races with the thought of owning an extinct American V10, and embarrassing your Corvette driving friends with exhaust and tire smoke.
Then you realize why there was no reserve, for the Viper has gloriously died. It has been decimated to the point where the color of the car has been annotated as "BURN". The 2009 Viper SRT, whatever was left of it, has been swept into a single pile of entropic mass, possibly including bits of other burned cars and general pieces of trash. There might be a lug nut in there that could be reused, if you can find it amongst the rubble.
The rest of the vehicle description reads like an automotive sad story. The odometer readout of "0 mi (NOT ACTUAL)" reminds you that there was an engine in it at one time, and for the sake of listing completeness the vendor HAD to put something down. Then there is the actual existence of these pictures, meaning someone had to physically go out into the lot and gather pictures of rubble, possibly wasting a good fifteen minutes out of their life.
If the pictures haven't yet destroyed your hopes of owning a Dodge Viper SRT10, the bids only go up in a relatively small increments of $60. It can still be yours if you act now.
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