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First Production 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Auctioned for $410,000


The first all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX built – the quickest, fastest and most powerful truck ever – sold for $410,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Friday, March 26. The United Way for Southeast Michigan’s 2-1-1 helpline, which provides services to veterans and their families, receives all proceeds raised from the auction.


“When Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 rolled off the assembly line, it instantly became an incredibly exciting one-of-a-kind collectible truck, and that was reflected by the winning bid,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “More importantly, we’re thrilled that the first Ram 1500 TRX raised significant funds that will go directly to the United Way for Southeast Michigan’s 2-1-1 helpline to provide services to veterans and their families.”


Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models. Commemorating the most powerful truck with 702 horsepower straight from the factory, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition is limited to 702 units – and sold out in less than three hours.


“Ram continues to honor all of those who serve or have served in the United States armed forces with distinction through our ‘Built to Serve’ editions,” Koval added. “For Ram truck owners, whether military or civilian, ‘Built to Serve’ is a maxim that they can be proud to stand behind. This auction is another way we can honor our veterans by supporting them when they come home.”


The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 winning bid included a unique authentication kit that includes a presentation box with a bound book custom-developed by the Ram brand team, which highlights the vehicle’s design development, exclusive photos and video, a speed-form model and a Ram truck cover developed by the vehicle’s design team.


Production of the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX began at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in December.


2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition

The Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models. A nod to the most powerful truck’s 702 horsepower, the 2021 1500 TRX Launch Edition is limited to 702 units – and sold out (other than VIN 001) in less than three hours. The Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition is visually distinguished by its exclusive Anvil Gray paint, and inside, each truck features a special red and brushed-aluminum center console badge identifying it as a limited-edition TRX model.


The Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition package is coupled with the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group, adding carbon fiber interior trim, color accent package, heads-up display, beadlock-capable wheels, 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, advanced safety group, hood and bodyside graphics. Additionally, Ram 1500 TRX VIN 001 includes other optional equipment, such as RamBar by Mopar, rock rails by Mopar, bed-mounted tire carrier by Mopar, Trailer Tow Group and Trailer Reverse Steering Control.

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