We already know the Chevrolet SSR is a future classic. After all, it has V8 power, sports car handling, and a unique retro-style design that is impressive from the moment it comes in sight. But not all were created equal. Later examples, like this 2005 SSR came with the Corvette's fuel-injected V8, and a rare few also took full advantage of this power with a six-speed manual transmission. So have you realized yet that everything making this low-mileage SSR a standout today is also what keeps it desirable well into the future?
If you've ever been admiring Chevy's classic Advance Design pickups of the '40s and '50s, you instantly understand the appeal of the SSR. After all, this retro machine mixes the legendary curvy style with modern streamlining. The factory Ricochet Silver is a timeless color, and so it's an ideal hue to bridge the same classic/modern gap the SSR does. And it also features items that never go out of style, like running boards and a mirror-like set of alloy wheels.
The black interior looks great against the silver exterior, and averaging less than 3,000 miles annually meant this was more about special trips than daily use. But while this might look retro, inside is anything but old school truck basic - offering sculpted leather bucket seats, a color-matched silver center console, and every feature GM could dream up. Features include power windows, power locks, power seats, power mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, and the premium factory AM/FM/CD Bose stereo. Touch a button and the trick folding hardtop disappears behind the seats, making this the coolest open-air truck since the Model A roadster pickup of the '30s. Plus, with ice-cold air conditioning, the accessory wind deflector, and heated seats, you can stay comfortable with the top down nearly all year round. A modern machine also means modern safety features, like dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. While the covered and locking bed is large enough to carry really big stuff, it's beautifully finished with carpets and wood, so it's the most spacious trunk around!
2005 is an ideal year in the SSR's brief life. This was when Chevrolet added two key upgrades: the LS2 motor and a six-speed manual transmission: and this one has them both! This numbers-matching, fuel-injected powerplant was shared with the Corvette, and so the 390hp represented a 30% upgrade in power over the previous year. The Tremec six-speed lets you unleash the full fury of this high-performance 6.0-liter pickup. Out on the streets, the sports suspension with rear sway bar, four-wheel disc brakes, and grippy Continental sport tires come together to deliver a modern muscle machine disguised as your favorite retro truck.
Complete with the owner's manual, this unique and fun machine comes with all the best features to keep you enjoying for years to come. So while we call it a future classic, we also know you can't resist it today. Call today!!!