Super Sliding Rearend: 2005 Chevrolet SSR

A few years back, when retro styling was all the rage, the guys at GM decided to break another glass door in the automotive world.  They introduced what was probably the worlds first mass market convertible pickup truck — there was 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 have their cataracts removed. Find this 2005 Chevrolet SSR offered for $15,900 in Chapel Hill, NC via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

2005 Chevrolet SSR 

condition: good 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: black 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: convertible 

2005 Chevrolet SSR

6.0 aluminum eng.

6 spd. manual trans, very rare

53,000 one owner miles

15,900.00 or best offer 

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