In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, US automakers were going through a phase where they were producing retro-designed vehicles combining modern technology with classic looks from decades past. Chevrolet jumped into the fray with the SSR, a truck loosely based on the company’s Advance Design pickups produced from 1947 through early 1955.
The production SSR debuted on New Year’s Day 2003. The SSR drew heavily on influences from the Super Sport Roadster concept vehicle that appeared in 2000 at the Detroit Auto Show. An early production unit served as the pace car for the 2003 Indianapolis 500. Production continued into the 2006 model year with a grand total of 24,112 units manufactured for sale to the public and a handful additional units for promotional concerns..
The truck used deep draw stamping for the front fenders, a technique that had not been used for decades in auto manufacturing. There was a very steep learning curve at the Lansing Craft Center where the SSR’s were built due to the process.
Designed to be a limited production vehicle, the SSR was powered by the popular 5.3L Chevrolet Vortec V8 rated at 300 horsepower backed by a four-speed automatic transmission. In later years (2005-2006) power was derived from the LS2 V8 and a Tremec six-speed manual was available as an option. Standard equipment for the SSR included power windows and door locks, keyless entry system, leather seats, power driver’s seat, ungraded sound system featuring both CD and cassette players, cast aluminum wheels, body-colored tonneau cover, power retractable roof, dual zone heat and air conditioning and cruise control.
This 2003 Chevrolet SSR is one of the lowest original mileage units available for sale in the United States at this time, showing less than 600 miles (588 at this time) on the odometer. One of the 3, 416 Redline Red trucks --other factory production colors were Slingshot Yellow and Kickin’ Asphalt (black)-- manufactured in 2003, this truck was acquired about 12 years ago from a private collector in Southwest Missouri and has been stored in a humidity-controlled environment by the current owner. Additional options over the standard equipment include power passenger seat and carpeted bed area with wood strip hold downs.
The vehicle presents as one would expect from such a low mileage vehicle. The paint and black interior are both in excellent condition and would be a great vehicle to build a collection around or a fantastic addition to an existing portfolio. Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this 2003 Chevy SSR for a price of $49,900 USD. Pre-purchase inspections are welcomed and encouraged. We will gladly arrange transportation for this vehicle at buyer’s expense or work with any shipping company the buyer chooses. For additional information or to make an offer, call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
Because of the number of vehicles we represent we cannot drive every vehicle for long distances. These vehicles have been part of static displays for long periods of time, in some cases for decades, and are subject to the flaws and imperfections consistent with that. While we do our best to disclose all issues we known about a vehicle in our advertising, these are old cars and something that has always worked in the past might not function properly today. Please check the requirements of your state regarding the licensing and registration of classic vehicles and make sure the vehicle you are looking at meets those if applicable. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom possess a clean (non-branded) title which will be provided the new buyer when purchase funds clear our financial institution. Virtually all our vehicles are sold as mileage exempt due to their age. We do not warranty any vehicle, nor any part of the vehicle including air conditioning systems, brake systems, electrical systems and gauges, fuel systems, accessories or powertrain components.
These are old vehicles and it is very common for them to require certain maintenance and upkeep for them to be operational. In many cases issues with leaks may develop when being driven after a long period of not being used. This is common, as classic cars at some point will leak fluids. For this reason, we do not encourage buyers to attempt driving their purchase home as we cannot guarantee functional reliability of these vehicles. We strongly encourage prospective buyers to be sure they are comfortable with these issues before purchasing a classic car.
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