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2005 Chevrolet SSR The Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster) was produced in model years 2004-2006. Introduced as a retractable hardtop convertible pickup truck. Initially produced with a 5.3 liter 300hp Vortec 5300 V8, the 2005 model had a larger 6.0 liter LS2 Corvette engine producing 390hp. A Tremec six-speed was available for the first time in 2005-06 model years. Offered for consignment is a 2005 Chevrolet SSR in Slingshot Yellow with Ebony leather interior. This Sport Roadster checks all the boxes with a 6.0 Liter power plant and 4-Speed automatic transmission. The odometer reads 17,861 miles is ready to go anywhere. A great opportunity to own a rare, unique and collectible truck with car like manners. Exterior Slingshot Yellow with a few marks and some buffer burn in certain areas, has a flourish of flames emanating from the rear front quarter area and stretching upward through the rear quarter. A design from an earlier era with a modern twist, shows a bulbous nose with streamlined inserted headlights, flared fenders, a short running board, and a shaved rear gate area. Noted the running boards have peeling paint on their edges. A massive cargo cover protects any cargo, and lifts on a hinged system. An automatic retractable hardtop makes its way automatically from its space right behind the drivers cockpit and raises and lowers in a flash. Taking a gander at this truck, if you are at the correct angle, you may think you are looking at a new VW Beetle. This is not a bad thing, as it is very slippery in the air with nothing to impede the flow of it. Interior Ebony leather with brushed aluminum and a hint of the Slingshot yellow, come together to create a luxurious yet sporty interior, that emulates the exterior design of the vehicle. Even the door panels, and handle mechanisms look much like the front of the truck. The center console is home to the automatic shifter, power window toggles, the electric top switch, and 3 analog gauges in a brushed metal field in the front (gauge pack option). Flanking on each side are the comfortable buckets, in Ebony leather, and sporting a multi-functional electronic adjustment, with two memory positions, as well as heated drivers and passengers seat. Open headrests are framed by chromed roll bar-esque trim, that hug the headrests. Various heating and air-conditioning controls as well as an AM/FM radio with a multi disc CD changer are seen in the dash. Very clean black carpet lines the bed and floods the passenger compartment floors. Drivetrain 6.0 Liters in a V8 OHV format pump out a whopping 390hp. This Corvette mill is fed by electronic fuel injection and is back by a 4L65E 4 speed automatic transmission and a 14 bolt 3.73 rear. Undercarriage Underneath we see a peppering pf surface rust on the usual suspects, but nothing remarkable as to the structural integrity of this retro-mod. Body hangers are sturdy, and dont be fooled it is mud NOT rust on them! Independent coil springs up front and 4 link with coil springs make up the rear suspension. 4-wheel power disc brakes are on as well. Noted is a special exhaust which makes this vehicle roar. Drive-Ability This car/truck roared to life and after a nice warmup, took us to our test area where it passed all the challenges. Good acceleration, handling, and a smooth car ride. Also, a smooth shifting transmission and all working functions can be said to be true. A retro roadster with a bed if you will, all tricked out with modern conveniences and power plant, along with a super smooth drivetrain setup, will allow you to hit the road immediately after driving it away from Classic Auto Mall. Think of out as a modern-day interpretation of a sedan delivery ...but in record time!
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