AUCTION: 13K-Mile Orange Blast 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4

This Low Mile Turbocharged Rocket Is Up For Auction At Mecum Tulsa...

One of the most cherished vehicles in the Dodge//SRT lineup over the past two decades is undeniably the Neon-based SRT-4. When it hit the market in 2003, it quickly established itself as the fastest and most powerful car in its segment, capturing the hearts of young performance enthusiasts. Packed with a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine and an impressive price tag, the SRT-4 was a compact rocket that introduced a new generation to the thrill of Dodge//SRT performance. A pristine 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 is scheduled to go under the hammer at the upcoming Mecum Tesla auction, offering enthusiasts a chance to relive the glory days.

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 in Orange Blast. (Mecum).

At the heart of the 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 resides a potent 2.4-liter turbocharged 16-valve DOHC engine. In its initial release in 2003, the SRT-4 boasted 215 horsepower, which was later increased to 230 horsepower for the 2004 and 2005 models. Torque figures also received a bump from 245 lb.-ft. to 250 lb.-ft. during those final two production years. These numbers were impressive, especially considering the affordable price tag of around $21,000 USD (equivalent to approximately $35,060 in 2023). With a curb weight of just 2,970 lbs., the SRT-4 delivered an exhilarating performance on the street, cementing its reputation as a driver’s car.

The 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 was solely available with a heavy-duty NVG T850 five-speed manual transmission, catering to purists who appreciated the tactile engagement of rowing through gears. This manual-only approach further enhanced the SRT-4’s reputation as a true driver’s car, offering a raw and unfiltered experience. With its compact dimensions and agile handling, the SRT-4 captivated the younger generation seeking an affordable, thrilling performance vehicle.

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 in Orange Blast. (Mecum).


In addition to its impressive performance, the 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 boasted a striking aesthetic. Painted in the vibrant Orange Blast Pearl, this particular SRT-4 up for auction at Mecum Tesla stands out in the crowd. Complementing the exterior, the Dark Slate Gray interior exudes a sporty ambiance, creating an immersive driving environment. The power bulge hood scoop and rear wing accentuate the SRT-4’s aggressive styling, while the 17-inch aluminum wheels add a touch of sophistication.

Scheduled to cross the auction block at the Mecum Tesla auction on June 10th, this 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 showcases an exceptionally low mileage of just 13,790 miles, making it a rare find for collectors and enthusiasts alike. In addition, the car is presented in a highly original condition, complete with the original window sticker, which adds to its appeal and authenticity. Equipped with desirable features such as air conditioning, a power sunroof, power windows, power door locks, and bucket seats with a console, this SRT-4 offers both comfort and performance.

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 in Orange Blast. (Mecum).

Mecum estimates that this 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 will fetch a price ranging from $25,000 to $35,000. Given its low mileage, original condition, and the enduring appeal of the SRT-4 among enthusiasts, this estimate is well within reason. For those interested in participating in the auction or seeking further information about the bidding process and the car itself, you can head over to Mecum.com.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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