As car lovers, it's always hard to find a good television show with decent cars, but what the 1990s show Viper lacked in acting, scripting and plot, it more than made up for with cool cars. For starters, the lead car was a Dodge Viper RT/10, but, on screen, it was able to morph into its "Defender" mode making it an armored coupe with a full arsenal of weapons.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a fan of the bad show to love its lead car, and if you really want one, a Defender is up for auction right now on eBay. According to the listing, this car is the real deal – not a clone – and it comes with a V8 engine (not sure what happened to the V10?) and plenty of swag and memorbilia. No word on its actual asking price, but with a day left and 42 bids already, the reserve has not been met at $133,400. The listing does add that this same car was listed at Mecum back in 2010, but did not get sold, even with a bid of $270,000.


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      K5ING
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think this is the same car that was used in the TV show. Look at the way the ad is worded: The car was built by the company who built the cars for the show and many other TV/Movies UniqueMovieCarsLasVegas. Who better to build it then the company who built them for the show." They claim it's not a clone because it was built by the same people who built the original. It's like the extra Barris Batmobiles. Yes, Barris may have built them, but they are not *the* original Batmobile and weren't used in the show. Same thing here.
        chest rockwell
        • 2 Years Ago
        @K5ING
        Talk about confusing wording! So if they build it, it\'s not a clone?
        Unique Movie Cars LV
        • 2 Years Ago
        @K5ING
        This is the car from the show THERE ARE NO CLONES OR EXTRA PARTS OUT THEIR TAKE IT FROM ME I OWN IT AND BUILT EVERYTHING ON THIS SHOW STOP ADDING YOUR THOUGHT TO SOMETHING THAT IS STATED IN THE ADD
          LynxFX
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          TYPING LIKE THIS PLUS HAVING IT FILLED WITH GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING ERRORS MAKES ONE UNEASY TO GIVE YOU OVER $270,000!
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          Unique Movie Cars LV, speaking of movies... "ENGLISH, MO********ER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!"
          Jeremy Pennini
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          We are trying to make sense of the ad, because it's a little confusing. What happened? You/your company built this the car for the TV show, then you bought it back or retained the car after the show was over?
          always_busy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          You come across as a prick. I for one wouldn't buy a damn thing from you with your attitude.
          Wallace Shao
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          does this come with documentation? your own site sows two identical cars, so there are clones? or just no clones...for sale. (at the moment). i'm sure you're going to blast us all for not knowing anything about cars, what you have, etc. but $270k for a car (that MAY have authenticity issues..you say no clones but your website has two, with a red viper parked between them), with a smaller engine than a STOCK one, from a TV show nobody heard of/cared about...i don't see it happening.
          Jeremy Pennini
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          *there
          sibertjeff
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Unique Movie Cars LV
          If there are no clones then what's this? http://uniquemoviecarslasvegas.com/gallery.php?gallery=gallery-1&A=82
      Justin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Price is waaaay too high for this.
      Lucid Renegade
      • 2 Years Ago
      Show me the CARFAX!
      jwhazel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whats up with the viper convertible stretch limo in the auction pictures? o_O
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait, no V10? How'd that happen...
        spanky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        On TV you only need to LOOK the part, no substance necessary.
        Unique Movie Cars LV
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        the V10 were brand new and still had bugs and would not hold up to the abuse during filiming they keeped brearking down
      chest rockwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of all the confusing stories about the car, why the sellers weren't popping bottles when bids hit a quarter million $ is the biggest. BTW - am I the only one who had never even heard of this tv show??
      Paul Sullivan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Apparently the V10s were replaced with 360 crate motors to make the cars more controllable and predictable for the stunt drivers, wasn't a reliability issue.
      Nick H
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like it's having a bad allergic reaction...
      Malcolm
      • 2 Years Ago
      for that body style of car, the 'Defender' version blended nicely with it. Plus the roof was custom as the GTS coupe wasn't even out yet. To all those complaining about how it "looks allergic to bees" and the like obviously wouldn't know auto design if it bit their genitals off. "best" varies from person to person, but for it's day this was almost better than the stock body of the car and blended in with the concept cars perfectly.
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unique Movie Cars LV: Not worth over 150K. You come off way too eager and pushy, especially trying to convince car aficionados that it is worth what you are asking for when it is simply a shell in my opinion.
      rboote
      • 2 Years Ago
      I watched this show when I was younger, and loved it. This would be neat to have, but nowhere near that price. $150k is a lot of scratch for a third-rate show that a lot of people don't even remember.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unique Movie Cars LV, you need to hire someone to spell/grammer check what you're doing. When someone is looking to pay you over $100,000, they're going to expect you to know the difference between "$270,000" and "$270,000 THOUASND DOLLARS". BTW: You should have taken the $270k, because you'll be lucky to receive half that.
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