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A bold retro presentation, unique features, and V8 power come together at one of the best prices around - thats exactly why you cant stop looking at this 2004 Chevrolet SSR. The Ricochet Silver Metallic paint has a nice gloss and shine. While that is always great to see on a quality car, on an SSR, its even better. After all, the bright finish just seems to add emphasis to the curves, and the unique style is at the heart of the cars appeal. The designers took the iconic Advance Design pickups of the 40s and 50s with modern fender flares and an aggressive stance. With just the touch of a button, the folding hardtop disappears behind the seats. This reveals the black leather interior that adds sophistication to the exterior silver image. In fact, the black and silver really coordinate nicely into a total uniform package. For example, the dual bucket seats have a waterfall of silver in-between to give this the same appeal as a first-generation Corvette. Its not just the style that makes the SSR so desirable; its also the long list of features. This includes keyless entry, power locks, power seats, and power mirrors. There are also some nice extras, like a Plexiglas wind blocker for between the headrests and an upgraded AM/FM/XM touchscreen stereo with hands-free Bluetooth. While the covered and locking bed is large enough to carry really big stuff, its beautifully finished with carpet. So it feels like an extremely spacious trunk. Plus, a modern classic means modern safety features like dual front airbags, side airbags, and ABS. But the feature we think youll like the most is the power windows. Combined with the power top, it means you never have to leave the drivers seat to go from coupe-like luxury to a wind-in-you-hair experience. Since this has air conditioning and heated seats, you can take the top-down any time of year and remain comfortable. The key to the SSRs performance is a 5.3-liter V8. This motor is related to GMs 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 such a stock setup. Turn the key and it starts instantly; the idle is smooth; and the dual exhaust hums around town like a Corvette with a bed. In fact, with four-wheel disc brakes, grippy Goodyear Eagle tires, and a suspension built more for handling than hauling, this retro pickup is really a sports car in disguise. But just like the Corvette, this SSR is also great for the grand tour. The four-speed automatic transmission has highway-friendly overdrive, and you also have cruise control. Complete with maintenance records, youre looking at an instant classic. And since this is one offered at one of the best prices around, you need to hurry and grab this deal. Call today!!!
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