2005 Chevrolet SSR
The Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) was produced in model years 2004-2006. Introduced as a retractable hardtop convertible pickup truck. Initially produced with a 5.3 Liter 300hp Vortec 5300 V8, the 2005 model had a larger 6.0 Liter LS2 Corvette engine producing 390hp. A Tremec six-speed was available for the first time in 2005-06 model years.
Offered for sale is a 2005 Chevrolet SSR in Redline Red with Ebony leather interior. This Sport Roadster checks all the boxes with 6.0 Liter power plant and six-speed Tremec gear box. The SSR has just been Pennsylvania State inspection and needs nothing. The odometer reads 76,716 miles and it is ready to go anywhere. A great opportunity to own a rare, unique and collectible truck with car like manners.
Redline Red with barely a mark on it, has 2 white stripes stretching from bow (tie!) to stern. Design from an earlier era with a modern twist, shows a bulbous nose with streamlined inserted headlights, flared fenders, a short running board, and a shaved rear gate area. A massive cargo cover protects any cargo, and lifts on a hinged system. An automatic retractable hardtop makes its way automatically from its space right behind the driver's cockpit and raises and lowers in a flash. Taking a gander at this truck, if you are at the correct angle, you may think you are looking at a new VW Beetle. This is not a bad thing, as it is very slippery in the air with nothing to impede the flow of it.
Ebony leather with brushed aluminum and a hint of the Redline Red, come together to create a luxurious yet sporty interior, that emulates the exterior design of the vehicle. Even the door panels, and handle mechanisms look much like the front of the truck. The center console is home to the six-speed manual shifter, power window toggles, the electric top switch, and 3 analog gauges in a red metal field in the front. Flanking on each side are the comfortable buckets, in Ebony leather, and sporting a multi-functional electronic adjustment, with two memory positions, as well as heated drivers and passengers' seat. Open headrests are framed by chromed roll bar-esque tubes, that hug the headrests. Various heating and air-conditioning controls as well as an AM/FM radio with a multi disc CD changer are seen in the dash. Very clean black carpet lines the bed and is broken up by wood slats running the length of the bed.
6.0 Liters in a V8 OHV format pump out a whopping 390hp. The Tremec 6 speed manual, shifts smoothly through the gears, as you climb in speed. Double wishbone independent suspension in the front, and a solid live axle allow this truck to ride like a car. Also seen in a very clean underneath environment is a limited slip differential, and vented disc brakes with ABS all around.
A retro roadster with a bed if you will, all tricked out with modern conveniences and powerplant, along with a super smooth drivetrain setup, will allow you to hit the road immediately after driving it away from Classic Auto Mall. Think of out as a modern-day interpretation of a sedan delivery …but in record time!