2004 Chevrolet SSR
2004 Chevrolet SSR
Did you know there are 17 bow ties on every 2004 SSR? This design harkens back to the Chevrolet truck designs of the 1940's. Its defining feature being that it has a retractable convertible top which folds down in a mere 30 seconds. Oh, and one more thing, this car is made up of 3,218 parts.
Beautiful Torch Red covers the rounded VW-esque front end, that is broken up by a single curved integrated bumper flanked by 2 single rounded headlights. The 1940's looking curved horizontal ribbed grille is below, and a pair of rounded fat fenders house the headlights. Straight rounded steel makes up the roofline which moves downward up front and melts with the bulbous front chromed badged hood emulating the radiator surround of old, but with a new twist. Integrated door handles work within rounded paneled steel doors that sport a running board for their bottom end. Bringing up the rear is another protruding fender that frames the rounded bed lid, under which is a place for the fold down hardtop, and a storage area which is carpeted. Bringing up the rear are dual rounded VW style taillights, that float above an integrated rear bumper, and rounded off tailgate. Dual chromed exhaust tips peek out from underneath this bumper. Tinted glass is noted all around, and standard 5 spoke alloy wheels in 19 inch in front and 20 inch in back form complete the corners.
A swing of the doors and we are in keeping with the round design theme with round trimmings and a horizontal trim on black door panels. Inside we see dual high back leather buckets with power controls. These are in wonderfully aged condition with come folding with age but no rips or tears. They are draped in black and have a metal topped Torch Red console racing through them and towards the dash. Sitting within this is a machined aluminum panel that houses the power windows, top and traction control toggles as well as the machined gear shift knob. The dash is all clean with triple gauge cluster and is fronted by an original steering wheel. Centrally located is a naviscreen which has multi functionality as a radio display, and blue tooth phone hookup.
Under the hood is a well-kept 5.3 liter V8 which can pump out 300 HP. It is fed by electronic fuel injection, and back by a 4-speed automatic tranny. A 3.73 posi rear axle is on the way back.
Perusing underneath, we note some surface rust on the usual suspects, but certainly nothing remarkable. A sturdy frame, floor pans and hangers for the running boards and their hangers is seen. The suspension specs out as independent coil springs up front, and a 5 link coil springs on the rear. Power disc brakes are all around.
A super quick starter, good runner, excellent handler and smooth cruiser. This is a well buttoned up vehicle as per the test track.
If you like retro, like back to the 1940's retro, and reliability with 300 horses, and a convertible option, you may seriously want to look into this one. Nice red color, great trimmings and the 1940's rounded design, come together to create an interesting build only on the market for a few years.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.