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Rod Stewart's Stolen Viper

Unleashed on the Public

4/7/2011 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rod Stewart's vicious yellow Viper is going on display tomorrow ... UNCAGED -- seven years after his gardener allegedly went nuts ... and stole the singer's sports car right out of his Florida garage.

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It's all part of a "Celebrity Super Cars" exhibit by the Volo Auto Museum in Chicago -- running from April 8-10 -- and we're told ... it's the first ever public display of the car since it was stolen back in 2004.

According to sources, Volo purchased the 2004 Dodge Viper and kept it locked up in their vault ... until now -- just in time for Rod's Chicago concert with Stevie Nicks on April 9th.

FYI, the gardener got 11 years in prison -- but the stolen Viper was the least of his problems ... dude was also charged with burglary and attempted sexual battery for unrelated offenses.

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16.

Yidmash    

The viper makes well over 500 ponys with the all alum V-10&over drive it will leave any bone stock vette in the tire smoke.It is also wider longer and handles much better at high speeds but just like the vette it is slow in the turns and the rear wheel drive with over 500 horse means no traction under fire.But old vipers are a dime a doz and older vettes are worthless giveaways.last of the american drag cars..I`d take a 40 year old lola over any american car built today or in the past.The V8 is dead today

1245 days ago
17.

RobinPickles    

does it sing?

1245 days ago
18.

Lily    

Rod Stewart is flashy but he has good taste, and I love that bold taxicab color. Saw him with Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden last week. They were "Forever Young" and rocked it, big-time.

1245 days ago
19.

tt    

We The People Stimulus Package

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA&feature=player_embedded#at=47

1245 days ago
20.

TIM    

Viper. Oh yea! Don't hate the players hate the game. Viper is King and you know it. Rod gen Viper is still a sweet.

1245 days ago
21.

PRO US    

@Conservatives are Cowards: You pay money so people who own a track will let you drive around their track in circles? You're not a good enough driver to actually race and earn money racing? And you buy a car with 200-300 more hp than you can possibly use on streets or highways, just so you can drive your car around in circles on a track on weekends? That's how you get your kicks and spend the $12 an hour you make flipping burgers and cleaning toilets? Wow, you're so impressive. Wouldn't want to get in the way of a moron acting stupid. Have fun driving in circles, fool! You must be one of those idiots who accelerates from 0 to 60 on a city street so he can be the first car to have to stop at the next red light. Have fun, dolt!

"@PROUS: This is probably a shock to you, but some of us can afford to go to the track. Heck, even a kid making more than $12/hr can probably afford to make a couple of runs at the dragstrip. Now get the hell out of my way."

Posted at 2:37 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Conservatives are Cowards

1245 days ago
22.

BIG D    

THIS CAR IS ****. FAIL

1244 days ago
23.

Cindy    

It's a 2002 viper- I should know, my husband owned it and sold it about a year or so ago. We had no choose to sell it, due to our finances.. We bought that car in North Miami Beach, we bought it for over 76 thousand dollars and had to take a loss-sold it for 35 thousand. We still have the paper work on the case from the police department and a signed photo from Rod Stewart..

1244 days ago
24.

Drago    

Notice the rear left tire is missing from the wheel. They wanna make sure that the car won't be stolen again.

1244 days ago
25.

Bill    

The door handles are on the black pillar on the door, jeez people!!! Corvettes suck! Viper is top dog!

1243 days ago
26.

Conservatives are Cowards    

LOL @ PRO US. This buffoon doesn't even know what a drag strip is.

I guess that's to be expected from some jealous Camry-driving fake patriot loser.

Get a clue before you post next time. You MIGHT not look as stupid as you allow yourself to (although I doubt you have that self-awareness).

1237 days ago
27.

lady roro    

wat the help!! What celeberity bye's a car in2010 that was made in 2004? tell me cause i wanna know!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

1204 days ago
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