Tuesday, November 5, 2019

LS2 V8 Powered: 2005 Chevrolet SSR

A few years back, when retro styling was all the rage, the guys at GM decided to break another glass ceiling in the automotive world.  They introduced what was probably the worlds first mass market convertible pickup truck (we will ignore the ill-fated Dodge Dakota Sport, but that was another ASC hack job, not to be confused with a car purposed built from the factory like a Ford Model A pickup.)  Regardless, the SSR was built on the Chevy Trailblazer platform and was motivated by a 6 liter version of the LS2 V8 and it was gloriously fast and retro (in contrast the Fords anemic Thunderturd from the same retro-era).  Although the styling left something to be desired, and the SSR had the torsional rigidity of a wet churro, a remarkable 24,000 were produced from 2003 through 2006, so expect them to be cheap in the coming years as the original owners trade them for something that can hold their mobility scooters. Find this 2005 Chevrolet SSR offered for $13,000 in Tucson, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.



From the seller:

2005 CHEVROLET SSR LS2
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
******DIVORCE FORCES SALE OF 2005 CHEVROLET SSR CONVERTIBLE*****

*******REDUCED PRICE TO $13,000 FIRM, FIRST $13K TAKES IT********



******THERE WERE ONLY 7,196 SSR PRODUCED IN 2005, AND OUT OF THAT 7,196 SSR ONLY 1,288 WERE PRODUCED WITH THIS COLOR, AQUA BLUR. IN ADDITION, THIS PARTICUALLY SSR GOT ALL THE OPTIONS, JUST TO MENTION A FEW: MEMORY POWER SEATS, GAUGE CLUSTERS, RUNNING BOARDS, TOW PACKAGE, BOSE PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM, CARGO COMPARTMENT TRIM AND MANY MORE*******

****FOLKS THIS IS A 20 FOOTER, MEANING THAT IT LOOKS GREAT FROM 20 FEET AWAY, BUT UP CLOSE THERE ARE SOME BLEMMISHES, AND ITS GOING TO NEED SOME TLC, THATS WHY THE PRICE IS 13K, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXCELLENT CONDITION SSR, THEN YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEND SOMEWHERE AROUND $2OK OR MORE, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OWN A CLASSIC RARE CAR FOR A GOOD PRICE AND DONT MIND PUTTING A LITTLE MONEY INTO IT, THEN THIS CAR IS FOR YOU*******

Second Owner since 2008, runs good, has the 6.0L LS2 V8 Aluminum SFI which will produce 390hp (same motor found in the C6 Corvettes, Pontiac GTOs, and SS Trailblazers), and is equipped with a 4 speed heavy duty electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive; just had transmission rebuilt (has about 200 miles on it, comes with a 1 yr warranty or 12k miles warranty). Total miles on the SSR are 106K, AC blows nice and cold, has power and heated seats, an amazing sound system, and of course its has a retractable convertible top. Also, tires are in great shape, has an upgrade bigger radiator installed less than 1 year ago, a newer battery, and emissions has been paid for till 2023.



This is such a fun truck to cruise around in and it will get up and go.

Some safety features:
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
4-wheel ABS
Front and Rear Ventilated Disk Brakes
Traction Control

Some additional options:
Power windows, power door locks, audio controls on steering wheel, power and heated mirrors, driver and passenger power seats, heated seats as well.

PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS OR TO SET UP A TIME TO SEE IT

THESE SSRs ARE HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE CARS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THEY ARE A LOT OF FUN TO DRIVE AROUND AND ENJOY THE SUN:))

PRICE REDUCED TO $13,000 FIRM



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3 comments:

  1. Not my thing, but definitely different. Something to keep in mind with these is that body parts are not only hard to find, but insanely expensive. Some friends have one of these and my wife accidentally backed into one of the rear fenders and it was a nightmare to get fixed.

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  2. “ 4 speed heavy duty electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive; just had transmission rebuilt (has about 200 miles on it, comes with a 1 yr warranty or 12k miles warranty). Total miles on the SSR are 106K,”

    So the heavy duty transmission lasted 106k miles and the cooling system needed an upgrade?
    What sort of driving does that? Surely not towing something. Towing capacity is 2,500 lbs , cargo capacity is two fat guys and 30 cases of beer.
    Any chance that 106 thousand miles of burnouts lead to the divorce?

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  3. I never did 'get' these. And wow, that engine is definitely going to be a trick to access. Interesting to see that someone knocked down that many miles with one though. Pick this one up and whip your neighbor in his Plymouth Prowler.

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