2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Hits eBay; Burnouts Included
This is, of course, a Dodge Ram SRT-10. The hallowed SRT-10 pickup was brought into this world in 2004, and it planted the outrageous V10 engine from the Dodge Viper into a Ram regular cab truck body. The results were threefold—lots of burnout smoke, lots of speed, and lots of noise.
Except, in this case, all those burnouts were short-lived. This 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 only has 39,353 miles on the odometer. It's not exactly what one would call a "garage queen," but for a 12-year old truck with tons of power under the hood, that's actually not bad. Lucky for you, this like-new pickup up for sale.
So how does a Dodge Viper engine end up in a Ram pickup? Top trumps. At the time, Ford was having all the muscle truck fun with its supercharged SVT Lightning pickup. Chevrolet had even launched its own Silverado SS in 2003, both leaving Dodge fans left wanting. But Dodge delivered with arguably the most obscene muscle truck of all time, and the rest as they say… is history. With a base price of $47,600 in its day, these utes weren’t cheap, nor were they particularly light. Even the regular cab SRT-10s weighed north of 5,000 pounds (the ’05 and ’06 quad cabs added an extra 500 pounds). But when you’ve got a 500 horsepower and 525 lb.-ft. of torque V10 engine under the hood… things tend to get speedy pretty quickly. Outside, you’ll recognize these trucks instantly from the attention-grabbing scooped hood, low slung front bumper, aggressively bulging rocker panels, lowered suspension, tonneau cover with rear wing, and the plethora of “SRT-10” and “Viper” badges. Massive brakes completed the package, as did a throaty exhaust system, and optional polished aluminum wheels.
Inside, this Dodge Ram SRT-10 barely looks it’s ever been sat in. The cockpit features two bucket seats, a six-speed manual gearstick rising from the center console, a tell-tale red starter button, and a 160 mph speedometer. Look to the right and it would appear the original passenger air-bag warning card is in place. 2004 was the first year of Ram SRT-10 production, of which only 3,000 were built. In the future, that may make this Viper-powered pickup quite the hot item. Today, it asks $29,995.