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2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Yellow Fever Special Edition

2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Yellow Fever Special Edition

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 58,800 Miles

Engine: 8.3-Liter 500-Horsepower V10 Engine

Transmission: 4-Speed 48RE Automatic Transmission

Exterior color: Solar Yellow Exterior

Interior: Yellow Fever Leather / Suede Interior

VIN: 3D7HA18H45G740448

Additional features:

Yellow Fever Two-Tone Interior Trim

333 of 500 Yellow Fever Special Editions

Dana 60 Rear End

SRT-10 Tuned Bilstein Suspension

TRW SRT-10 4-Piston Brakes

SRT-10 Rear Spoiler

22” SRT-10 Chrome Wheels

General Grabber UHP Tires

Collector Owned

Clean Carfax

Background

2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Yellow Fever Special Edition exterior photo

The Dodge Ram SRT-10 was born from the absurd idea of putting the Dodge Viper’s 500-horsepower V10 in a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The concept was first revealed in 1996 with the Dodge Ram VTS, but it was never put into production. Things changed in 2004 following the first year of the second generation Phase ZB Dodge Viper—and instead of being absurd—it was awesome! Dodge dropped the new 8.3-liter Viper V10 in a Ram mated to a 4-speed 48RE automatic transmission (for the quad cab) and a Dana 60 rear end. A Nascar-derived front grill with brake ducts and hood scoop, side skirts, and a rear spoiler were fitted that allowed a top speed of over 150 miles per hour—breaking the world record for a truck. A custom-tuned suspension and 4-piston TRW big brakes (for 2005 and later models) over 22-inch wheels and 305 width rubber allowed it to pull .83Gs on the skid pad. Inside the interior was plush with custom leather and suede seats, an Infinity sound system, and the performance gauge cluster from the Viper. The Yellow Fever was a special edition of 500 Ram SRT-10’s clad in Solar Yellow paint, custom two-tone interior trim, fanged hood stripes, and a number designation plaque.

Summary

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This 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 is number 333 of 500 Yellow Fever editions. It was originally sold by Robertson Motors in Yankton, South Dakota and the Carfax shows it being regularly serviced there under the first owner. I’m selling it on consignment for the second owner; a car collector who’s stable also includes Ferraris, BMWs, and a Nissan GT-R. It has clearly always lived indoors and been spared exposure to harsh conditions. The paint and interior are in exceptional condition, presenting like an SRT-10 with a fraction of the 58,800 miles indicated on the odometer. The Solar Yellow paint is unapologetic about what lies beneath the SRT-10’s exclusive the kit—open the door and the theme continues, but what makes this truck really special is that 500 horsepower V10. Engage the start button and it rumbles to life and the world becomes your playground! We would like to find a new owner who will maintain it to the same standard that it has been and enjoy it for years to come. The Carfax is clean, we pay for emissions in Colorado, and we issue you 60-day temp tags.

Exterior

2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Yellow Fever Special Edition exterior photo

The Sonar Yellow paint is in excellent condition. It has clearly been stored indoors and used in fair weather. The finish is brilliant with few defects and no UV fade. Other than superficial blemishes, there really aren’t any notable defects in the finish or body panels. All paint and panels are original and the Carfax shows no accidents. The headlight, indicator and taillight lenses are clear and crack free. The windshield glass has minor pitting and the side and rear windows have the factory tint. The factory chrome wheels have mild curb rash, some pitting, and some blemishes inside of the barrels. The General Grabber UHP tires have fewer than 200 miles on them.

Interior

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The interior is also in excellent shape. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet is free of stains or rips and is protected by SRT-10 floor mats. The seat leather is soft and the suede inserts have no excessive wear. The yellow dashboard trim is intact and scratch-free; there are a few very light scuffs on the cup holder cover. The steering wheel leather is fantastic and the yellow stitches are intact. The instrument cluster and stereo displays have no failed pixels. The Infinity sound system is great. There are no warning lights and the oil level shows full. The power door locks, window switches, and power seat motors work. The independent driver and passenger climate controls blow warm heat and cold air conditioning. Two keys are included with keyless entry FOBs.

Mechanical

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The engine fires on command with a push of the start button. It idles smoothly, and pulls strongly, with 90% of its torque available at 1500 RPM. There are no active fluid leaks or drips; but the valve cover gaskets are damp. The 48RE transmission shifts smoothly and does not slip. The driveline and wheel bearings are quiet with no vibrations. The suspension is taught and allows surprising agility for a full-size truck. The brake rotors have a slight lip, but neither the pads nor rotors are in need of replacement. I have done several long drives in the SRT-10 and it is most at home as a highway cruiser. It’s comfortable, sporty, the visibly is excellent and the plentiful power, even by today’s standards, is fantastic when you need it.