I've always loved the early vipers. I have also had a soft spot for the first gen vipers since I can remember.
When I was a kid, I remember playing a video game called "Viper Racing" and being utterly ADDICTED to it. For the time, it was pretty realistic, fun to play, crazy realistic car damage for its time and nothing to race but vipers. I remember the first time I saw the music video for "Feel The Beat" by Darude and was absolutely struck by that Viper.
I had a chance to finally buy one that needed some love, and lots of love I have given it. It's now running like a new car and I've driven this car, admittedly, far more than any other of my cars since I've got it. I've not done any mods to it (yet) and it is very much just an original stock car. I am LOVING it.