The Chevrolet SSR was a fascinating experiment the likes of which we may never see again. It handles like a Camaro, capable of hauling real stuff like a pickup, and has a folding hardtop like a European roadster - all of this wrapped in a V8 drivetrain. Throw in the low production numbers and a great double black appearance, and you have the recipe for a future classic you can enjoy today and watch its status build over the years.
This 2004 Chevrolet SSR is one of those nicely preserved, low-mileage examples that has led a very good life in the hands of those who appreciate a unique machine. In fact, the consignor is part of the local SSR club and gave this one a nice spot in the garage. With less than 54K miles, it's bone stock and ripe for stashing away for posterity. Now that over a decade has passed since this was built, we can really begin to appreciate how the SSR blended the iconic Advance Design pickups of the 40s and 50s with modern fender flairs, an aggressive stance, and this one even has the optional running boards. It's this mix of retro pickup and factory hot rod that keeps these grabbing attention even when you're just on a milk run.
The black leather interior is the perfect complementing color for an ultra-desirable double black package that came from the factory. 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. But while this might look retro, inside is anything but old school truck basic - offering sculpted bucket seats, a color-matched center console, and every feature GM could dream up. More Corvette than pickup truck, the super stylish seats work with the glitzy door panels and retro-looking steering wheel to deliver a unique driver's environment. Features include air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power seats, heated seats, power mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, and a thundering AM/FM/CD stereo system that fills the cockpit with sound at any speed. There's plenty of modern safety, too, with everything from front and side airbags to 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. In fact, it's really just an extremely spacious trunk, and this one has always been treated with respect.
The key to the SSR's performance is a 5.3-liter V8. This motor is related the GM's truck line, but it also has some lightweight performance characteristics, which seems like the perfect blend for this pickup/roadster. There are plenty of performance upgrades available for those who want to take it to the extreme, but with 300 hp already on tap, it would be a bit of a shame altering a numbers-matching motor that's been so carefully maintained all its life. Turn the key and it starts instantly; the idle is smooth; and the dual exhaust hums around town like a Camaro with a bed. The four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive makes it very user-friendly, and with powerful four-wheel disc brakes and a suspension built more for handling than hauling, you'll never get tired of driving this truck. Flashy wheels were part of the factory package, including oversized alloys required to fill those big flared fenders (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) and grippy Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires finish off this anytime driving package.
Complete with the owner's manual and a huge maintenance file, this is the most collectable late-model Chevy around. It's fast, fun, and unique. Now is your time to get this future classic while it's irresistibly affordable. Call now!!