Ram Rumble Bee
The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was a truck inspired by the Dodge Super Bee muscle cars of past years. It bears the bumble bee stripe that is similar to the one that can be found on the old Dodge Super Bee, Charger, and Challenger. Fewer of the latter, but some different versions of the Ram were given aftermarket Rumble Bee modifications by the consumer or dealerships. This was a limited edition run, and was only made available in 2004 and 2005 (Second Swarm). The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was only offered in a regular cab/short-box 'SLT' version, available with either two or four-wheel drive setup.
The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was only available in two colors: Black Clearcoat or Solar Yellow Clearcoat. The trucks are often noted by their equipped "Bee Stripe" which was a vertical running stripe behind the rear wheels on the bed sides. Black trucks were equipped with a yellow stripe, while yellow trucks were equipped with a black stripe. The stripe bears a more modernized "Scat Pack Bee" logo that can be found on the past Dodge Super Bee cars.
The appearance package gave the consumer equipment also available on the "Sport" trucks such as painted bumpers, 20" chrome-clad aluminum wheels, and bright grille inserts. In addition, the package also included a brushed aluminum fuel door, chrome exhaust tip, lower rocker panel fascia or "ground effects", and a hood scoop. The hood scoop was non-functional.
Only 3700 units of the Dodge Ram Rumble Bee were produced in 2004 with an additional 3700 units in 2005 labeled "The Second Swarm".
The interior of the Rumble bee shares equipment similar to that of the SLT-optioned trucks with some extras. The special center dash bezel was painted a gloss yellow with a dash plaque indicating its limited edition production number. The premium door panels sported special gloss yellow inserts and "bee" decals on them. All Rumble Bee's came with cloth seats, which could be upgraded to leather upon customer demand.
This fine example is #1146 of only 3,700 produced in 2004. It has the upgraded leather interior and the most desirable Solar Yellow Clearcoat exterior. It is a very solid truck. Upgrades include headers, dual exhaust, tuner & more. The truck sounds incredible and is very fast!