A set of fangs: Dodge Viper and Viper-powered Ram truck

The Pick of the Day is a pair of SRT-10 special editions, each with ultra-low mileage

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The Viper SRT-10 is a rare Commemorative Edition roadster

The Pick of the Day is actually two vehicles, both special-edition beasts with Viper V10 engines, one an actual 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 sports car and the other a 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 VCA pickup truck sanctioned by the Viper Club of America.

Both have very low mileage and are being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Lakeway, Texas. 

The Viper roadster is special indeed, one of just 100 Commemorative Edition models built in 2005 and, remarkably, driven just 827 miles.  Essentially a new 15-year-old Viper, it boasts an 8.3-liter, 500-horsepower engine that can propel this sleek projectile to 190 mph. 

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“The Commemorative Edition came only in Stone White with dual blue ‘fang’ stripes,” the seller says in the ad.  “The interior has blue-trimmed/stitched-leather bucket seats, serialized dash plaque, embroidered mats, bright front doorsill scuff plates, and the satin-silver instrument bezel.

“The photographs don’t do this car justice and the photographs themselves are drool-worthy.  From any angle, the Viper looks fast and commands attention.”

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The Ram pickup is just as special, No. 44 of just 50 VCA Editions built and offered only through a raffle with the Viper Club of America, and the only example painted in Viper Electric Blue with white stripes, the seller says. This one also has very low mileage, showing just 3,151 miles on its odometer.

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The fastest production truck of its era, the Ram SRT-10 also has the Viper V10 under its brawny hood linked with a 6-speed manual transmission.  Factory suspension modifications make it handle and steer with the same gusto as its acceleration.

“Powered by a multi-port injected 8.3L/500 HP Viper V10 engine and backed by a Borg Warner T56 6-speed transmission, the 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 — driven by NASCAR star Brendon Gaughn — set a record at 154.587 MPH on February 2, 2004,” the seller notes. “Other noteworthy data generated from that session included 0-60 MPH times at 4.9-seconds, a time of 13.8-seconds in the quarter mile, and a .92G on the skid pad.”

The Ram’s cabin is also a special place.

“Inside, the 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10’s ‘Best in Class Interior’ features heavily bolstered leather racing seats, SRT badging and the iconic Hurst shifter, an absolute must for any driving enthusiast,” the seller says. “Exterior treatments include a distinctive hood, ‘Le Mans-type’ racing stripes and a rear deck spoiler.”

The Viper-infused Ram comes with such paperwork as the original window sticker and congratulatory letter from the Viper club.  The engine, dash plaque and window sticker are each signed by Wolfgang Bernhard, who was Chrysler’s chief operating officer at the time.

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The Ram’s V10 engine is signed by Wolfgang Bernhard

The seller has a price tag on the Viper of $85,000, while the Ram is priced at $62,500.  But according to our secret insider source of information, the seller will let them go as a pair for $130,000.

To view the Viper listing on ClassicCars.com, see this Pick of the Day. To view the Ram listing, see this Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello, I think there was something lost in the translation, ALL 50 of the special edition Viper Trucks were blue with white stripes. The rest of the Viper trucks came in other colors, but NOT the special blue/white combo. The seller would know this. Also, to get one of these 50 trucks, you had to be a current Viper owner to even get into the lottery from Dodge for the chance to buy one, and then you had to pick it up at the Daytona 500 racetrack on February 20th, 2005, as ALL 50 took a parade lap in front of the crowd before the race started. Third, you signed an agreement NOT to sell your truck for 1 Year. (Although a few owners violated that…) My friend bought one of these in August 2005 from a guy who did sell early…! WAY cool trucks!

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