The all-new, 2019 Jeep Wrangler looks great and all, but does it have enough power? You can ponder that question as you browse this eBay listing for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with an 8.3-liter V10 out of a Dodge Viper. Presented in attention-grabbing Flame Red with a custom black interior, great pains were taken to ensure that this unique one-off is not only packed with power, but graced with the equipment necessary to make proper use of it.
The build started with a “mint condition” long-wheelbase LJ, according to the description, from which the powertrain and suspension were completely removed. A Dodge Viper SRT-10 engine was installed under the hood, mated to a 48RE automatic backed by a custom-built RockTrac transfer case. Custom driveshafts and Currie axles came next, sending power to a set of 20″ Pro Comp wheels wearing 35″ Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ rubber.
As it sits, this Jeep Wrangler boasts about an 8-inch lift, thanks to a lightly-modified Superlift long arm kit.
This red-hot 2005 Jeep Wrangler with 500+ horsepower could be yours for the not-unreasonable price of $52k. Considering that the same build today would cost around $100k to replicate (according to the listing), it’s not just a good SUV; it’s a good value.