Matt’s Raptor is For Sale, Want It?
I said I’d never sell it. I remember distinctly saying that I’ll never sell it. Except, things change. As much as I love my Raptor, it’s time to say goodbye to the world’s best sport truck. For three years I’ve used it as a daily driver, road tripper, camera vehicle, and TST crew vehicle, but the production company’s needs have changed a bit, and honestly, I’m too busy these days to use the Raptor for what it’s meant for: banzai off-roading. Whenever people ask me about the Raptor, more specifically, whether or not they should buy one, I always have the same answer: “If you use it for what it’s meant for, the Raptor is amazing. If you don’t, it’s a waste of hardware and money.”
Well, it’s time I take my own advice. I don’t have the time or the energy these days to go off-roading, and I have my Chevy Volt, which makes a much better LA runaround car (review of that coming soon). The only time the Raptor gets used these days is on shoots, and even then, I’m not the one driving it! Nothing like paying for fuel and insurance on a Raptor only to have the crew driving it around all day, right? Sure, it will probably be a collectors item eventually, and when I watch Barrett-Jackson 2050 and these damn things are selling for millions of dollars I’ll kick myself, but for now, the money can go to a more productive place, like new camera gear, podcast gear, a more appropriate filming vehicle, or just my rapidly dwindling savings account.
So it’s time to let the truck go to a better home, one where it will hopefully get off-roaded until the wheels fall off. It’s an amazing truck, and if you know me, you know I take care of my cars, so this is going to be one of the cleanest Raptor’s around. If you’re interested in buying it, email me here, and the truck is available for viewings and pre-purchase inspections until it sells at my shop, Gotham Dream Cars LA. And be sure to check out all the photos I have in the gallery below.
2010 SVT Raptor Extended Cab, Molten Orange, Black/Orange Interior
6.2L V8, 414 hp / 440 tq
Purchased new July 2010 from Galpin Auto Sports
One Owner, Clean Title in hand for quick sale
Fully Loaded, every single possible option except the ugly “digital mud” graphics.
Preferred Equipment Package 517A, Luxury Package, Moonroof, Dual Auto Climate Control, Sony Premium Navigation Radio, Bed Extender, “Man Step,”, Tow package, Backup Camera
Factory Extended warranty through July 2015 or 100,000 miles
Free included dealer maintenance (except tires and brake pads) through July 2015 or 100,000 miles
Current tires installed 6,000 miles ago (I got 37,000 miles out of the original tires, this is only the second set)
All books, manuals and maintenance records, original window sticker
Two Keys, Two Remotes
Original Bumpers, Skid Plates, Intake, and Tires available with sale.
SDHQ Front Baja Bumper
SDHQ Rear Baja Bumper
SDHQ Full HD Aluminum skid plates, engine, transmission, fuel tank skid
Vision X Fog/Flood Light Package Front
Vixion X LED rear-facing high-beams
Wired for Valentine One Radar detector
Front windows tinted to match factory rear tint
I have taken care of this car as if I were keeping it forever, but I just don’t have the room for it in my garage and don’t use it enough anymore
I have performed every single service on time at Galpin Auto Sports or Airport Marina Ford; the truck needs absolutely nothing
I have had zero mechanical/electrical/anything issues with the truck. It is solid as a rock, exceptionally clean, and has just as much warranty coverage as if you bought a brand new truck today.
I took off the AM/FM Antenna. It hits every parking garage ceiling, and because it’s 2013, is utterly worthless.
I have not done the SYNC updates, intentionally. This is in the “good” column because it’s universally agreed that the 2012 update made the system worse, and the 2010/2011 version of SYNC in the F-150 and Mustang is the best that system ever got.
Half-dime sized ding on lower portion of tail gate. Mobile dent repair estimate was $250, I just never got around to fixing it.
2″ faint scratch on driver’s side rear door, wax covers it up nicely.
Plastic on bed upper, tail gate show signs of use, it is a truck after all. They are perfectly presentable and consistent with using a truck for truck things for 3 years.
A few small rock chips here and there, nothing significant.
Things I have done with this truck:
Used as a camera vehicle for shoots while mounting a portable crane to the trailer hitch mount
Hauled half a cord of wood from a lumber yard home
Gone on many road trips with 4 people and several hundred pounds of camera gear
Towed a single-car race trailer on about 5 occasions. The truck tows really well.
Off-roaded it a few times, maybe 5 times total, maybe 300 miles of total off-road mileage
Used it to move furniture, barbecue grills, and bicycles
Things I have not done with this truck:
Done burnouts/donuts in it
Bent the frame
I’m asking $38,500 for my truck, which is a very fair price. I will even deliver it, personally, within 200 miles of Los Angeles, or arrange shipping (at buyers cost) for farther distances. If you’re interested, email me.