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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.