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This 2005 Chevrolet SSR is a low-mileage and loaded example of one coolest designs ever to hit the streets. So you know this V8-powered car/truck/convertible strikes that ideal balance of something thats great to drive today, and at the same time, you know people will be seeking these out in the future. Ricochet Silver Metallic is a very cool factory color to have. Its not just that the name is fun to say, but also because it coordinates so well with the whole package. The alloy wheels and optional running boards carry the same tone, and so there is a harmonious look over this whole vehicle. The grille and rounded fenders have that unmistakable retro-cool style about them. But this is far from just a vehicle designed to cash in on classic Chevy chic. It has plenty of modern touches everywhere you look. And of course, the roof is a modern marvel all on its own. The hardtop has a sporty rounded profile when in place, and then with the touch of a button, it disappears into the body. Theres no trace of it left, and so this look like a sleek custom roadster pickup, right down to the flush-fitting tonneau. So it really looks like a concept car that was allowed to sneak out GMs back door. Black and silver are a timeless combination, and so interior keeps with this Chevys well-done full color theme. And since this one has barely averaged over 2k miles annually, it remains clean and complete, right down to the leather on the bucket seats. And speaking of the seats, you and your passenger get to power adjust these to the individual ideal comfort position. Theres also power locks keyless entry/alarm, cruise control, power steering, a tilt steering wheel, backup parking sensors, and an added Bluetooth piece for hands-free calling. Power windows and the power folding roof mean this one opens up to the world with ease. And the cold-blowing air conditioning and heated seats are ideal for dialing-in the right temperature no matter the time of year. You have the AM/FM/CD stereo with Bose speakers and an upgraded satellite radio receiver. Theres also the modern safety of dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. When you look under the tonneau, the carpeted trunk provides plenty of storage, and the optional locking boxes over the fenders add even more convenience. This is also a good place to store the rare trailer hitch setup that maximizes this vehicles usefulness. This 2005 model represents a pivotal year in SSRs short run. The V8 was upgraded to the 6.0-liter LS2 unit. This fuel-injected powerhouse offered a healthy boost in power to 390 hp. Since this was the kind of motor that was shared with the C6 Corvette, the four-speed automatics transmission servo was also upgraded to the Corvette unit. Other well-placement improvements include a Simple Engineering metal radiator support and upgraded Trailblazer SS frame crossmember (the original components come with the sale, too.) These help maximize the performance nature of the SSR. Plus, it came from the factory with the right pieces, including tubular control arms on the rear suspension, rear sway bar, and four-wheel power disc brakes. Complete with owners manual, this is the sharp-looking low-mileage SSR with all the right subtle improvements you really want. So when an instant classic also has this much everyday appeal, you know you dont want this deal to slip away. Call now!
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