Documenting finds on the street never ceases to be an amazing experience. The good thing about it? A parked car doesn’t avoid getting its picture taken. But is it a car? What is the deal with the extension cord?
I guarantee you won’t see many like it.
2005 or so Dodge Ram. And the extension cold is probably just for a block heater.
Judging from how narrow the crosshairs of the grille look, I’d be more inclined to say that this a ’94-’01 model, with the grille, bull bar and (probably) bumper all panted the same …interesting (okay, hideous) mustard gold color.
+1 on the block heater, which would mean it’s probably a Cummins diesel. We owned a ’96 2500 2WD for 5 years as our “work pickup” and the (very) few occasions when it was used from November to March warranted some time plugged in before you thought about going anywhere.
That was a nice truck, though. It was limited (esp. in the winter) by only being 2WD, but we once put 250+ square bales on a gooseneck trailer (granted, they were only straw) and it pulled the whole thing no problem. Plus the interior was just a hair nicer than anything Ford and Chevy were putting out on their 3/4 ton trucks in 1996.
I drive a ’94 RAM2500 (also with the Cummins 12-valve). I’m going to have to agree with Andre Roy that it is the next generation. For the RAM2500 and 3500, that started in 2003.
My take is its an aftermarket bull bar/bumper guard, the cord is for a block heater and it’s a mid 90s Dodge RAM or Dakota. But the hint that it is exotic points me towards a 99-01 Mexican Dodge Ramcharger SUV, which is somewhere between very rare and unknown in El Norte and the block heater would indicate a diesel conversion since Wikipedia says they only came with a 318 or 360 V8.
A block heater? Maybe, but the grass is green and it’s probably not too cold where it is located. It could be some type of illuminated traffic diversion sign plugged in to charge the batteries and anyone’s guess what it’s attached to.