After 25-year run, Dodge Viper coming to an end; Gerry Wood dealership orders 135

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 25, 2016

Staff report

Sad news on the Dodge front. 2017 is the very last year of the Dodge Viper.

On hearing this news, representatives of Gerry Wood Dodge in Salisbury said they saw an opportunity to ensure “this fantastic automobile and essential part of American motor history goes out in style.”

Gerry and Brad Wood ordered 135 of the remaining 2017 Vipers. Almost every Viper was ordered to be distinct and unique, the dealership said in a press release, “so there is sure to be one with the perfect look and feel for anyone interested in owning this incredible machine.”

The dealership is banking on the 25th anniversary 2017 Dodge Viper as being “an instant classic” and blue-chip investment.

“When it was finally confirmed that the Viper was going to cease production,” said Brad Wood of Gerry Wood Auto Group, “I felt an obligation as a fan, owner and Dodge dealer to help others experience the rare privilege of experiencing this amazing machine.”

Headed by Wood, the Viper team at Gerry Wood Dodge created three exclusive special editions. For days, the press release said, team members pored over the multitude of options, selections and 8,000-plus custom colors to come up with the three editions.

The “ACR Solid Edition” is a limited run of 18 GTCs with ACR Extreme Aero specifications, fully loaded with carbon fiber treatments, each in its own hand-selected, custom color.

​The “A/E Solid Edition” consists of 14 GTC coupes with the Advanced Aero package complete with luxury appointments and custom color selections.

The final, extremely limited six-unit series “Black Stripe” edition is a black and gold color combination, an ACR Extreme Aero specified GTC, showing off each of SRT, GTS and ACR stripe options.

“While all six cars share the exact same black-and-gold colors, none is the same, as they feature the stripes in black and the transposed version of each of the cars,” the press release said. “This unique ‘Black Stripe’ edition is an original through and through and is an absolutely stunning series.”

Each vehicle in the special editions created by Gerry Wood Dodge is unique unto itself and has never before existed, nor can it be duplicated, the dealership claims.

Each Viper is part of a numbered series with its own numbered dash plaque. Each car has its own custom car cover color.

The dealership’s Viper team created a 2017 Viper VIP “purchase experience,” which includes the following:

• VIP pickup at Charlotte, Greensboro or Rowan County airports.
• A white-glove delivery experience
• Nationwide and local delivery services .
• A no-charge HPDE Track weekend with the National Auto Sport Association
• 10 percent off all OEM Viper parts and accessories to the original owner through the Gerry Wood parts department.
• One-of-One program consultation and support.
• One-of-One color pallet service.
• Finance terms up to 84 months.
For more information, contact Brad Wood at brad@gerrywoodauto.com, or for more information go to Viper Central at http://www.gerrywood-dodge.com/viper-central.html.

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