Dan Benetez – Supercharged 6.8 liter V10 Excursion

Time for this week’s fan focus! Dan Benetez had an opportunity to blindly bid on a very interesting item: a vehicle sitting under a cover that had been in storage for over 14 years in a warehouse. It had been tied up over some litigation. So this thing… sat untouched and under a cover, a time capsule if you will. “I knew there was something large under the cover,” said Dan, “but I couldn’t figure out what it was. All I knew was that it was probably a 4-wheel drive because I could see chrome wheels peeking out from under the cover. Since it was a blind-auction there was no way to tell. Either it was a big truck with a camper, or an Excursion.”

So Dan won the action for $11k, and as they uncovered it he began to drool. “I was really hoping that it was a 7.3 liter, but unfortunately it turned out to be a V10.” With only 48,000 miles it was a pretty good buy, especially since it has a Kenny Bell supercharger on it. After some minor maintenance, replacing the shocks and a detail his auction prize rides well and is almost flawless.

Dan Benetez - Supercharged 6.8 liter V10 Excursion

With the addition of the supercharger Dan’s rig moves the oversized wheels in a hurry and pulls his trailer with ease, but upon further inspection he found that he had an exhaust leak from his stock manifolds. It was time to call Banks for a set of TorqueTubes and a Monster Exhaust.

Dan Benetez - Supercharged 6.8 liter V10 Excursion

Now Dan’s winning bid is even more of a prize when he mashes the throttle. It’s got killer acceleration and a beefy exhaust note. Best $11k he’s ever spent!