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Here Are All the Cars With the Vanity License Plate VIPER Across the Country

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author photo by Doug DeMuro September 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, today I bring you the latest installment in our cars with a vanity license plate series. Over the last few weeks, I've shown you what cars have all sorts of vanity plates across the country, including LAMBO, FERRARI, SLOW, FAST and PORSCHE. Now, in honor of my new 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, we're going to check out VIPER.

I know what you're thinking, they're all on Vipers, right? This is what I thought, too. I figured it'd be boring and dull, and I wouldn't bother searching all 50 states before I gave up and looked for something else. Then, I started searching and discovered something. In many states, in fact, in most states, the VIPER vanity plate isn't on a Viper.

Here are the numbers: In 35 states, the vanity plate VIPER returns to a car. In the other 15 states (plus D.C.), the vanity plate either isn't registered, or more likely, it's on a pre-1981 vehicle without a 17-digit vehicle identification number.

So, how many of those 35 states have VIPER on a Viper? The answer is just 17. In only 17 states (Alaska, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas), VIPER is actually on a VIPER. In the other states, it's on a hodgepodge of different vehicles.

Actually, it's not such a hodgepodge for four states. In Georgia, Ohio, Oregon and Wisconsin, it's on a Dodge Ram SRT-10, a pickup that uses the same engine as the Viper. I suppose that's acceptable. Less acceptable is North Dakota, where VIPER is on a regular ol' Dodge Ram 1500.

What about the other states? Well, Florida strikes again with another mismatch, as Florida's VIPER vanity license plate is on a 2007 Mercedes E-Class. In Utah and California, VIPER is on a MINI Cooper S. In Alabama, it's on a Ford Econoline, and in Washington, it's on a 1989 Chevy S-10.

But my absolute favorite state is Vermont, where VIPER is registered to what I'd consider a "Vermont Viper," a 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero. Trust me, in Vermont, this is as close to a Viper as anyone would ever dare to get.

Here's the full list, if you're interested:

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