back in 2004 a dealership was caught selling Special Edition Rams
a 5 Star Dodge dealer in Hickory, NC was selling a FAKE RumbleBee on Ebay...
The listing has since been closed here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2485120986
Pretty much, they were called on it by someone who recognized that the interior did not match the true RumbleBees and that this truck did not have the RumbleBee Production Number on it either (which would have proved it to be a true RumbleBee).
After a threat to call DC and Ebay on this "scam", the auction was terminated...
this same dealership was doing something like this with the Thunder Road Edition quad cabs, he also picked out his truck from this dealer and saw them. They may have a good service department, but looks as if the sales department is a bunch of fraudulent, money sucking crooks. I bet you there is a few Thunder roads rolling around that are fakes they sold. I agree that if it was done at a dealer and NOT sold as the real thing it would be OK, but don't slap on body kits/decals/emblems and try to pass it off to a consumer. I bet they made a ton of profit off of these vehicles.
Rumble Bee - The Rumble Bee package was a limited sport-truck version of the Ram. It was available only on regular cab/short-box pickups; however, some other versions of the Ram were modified to look like Rumble Bees.
It included lower body cladding, 20" wheels, a hood scoop, and a specially-trimmed interior including a serialized number plate. On the rear of the box was a stripe with a "Rumble Bee" emblem, similar to that of the Super Bee. All Rumble Bees were either black with yellow trim or yellow with black trim.