Year of manufacture2006
Number of seats2
2006 Chevrolet SSR retractable top pickup
Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000 Without Reserve
Chassis Number: 1GCES14H06B123509
Decoded: 1=USA; G=GM; C=Chevrolet truck; E=6,000-7,000 lbs rating; S=SSR; 1=1/2-ton 2WD; 4=2-dr regular cab; H=6.0L V8; 0=Check Digit; 6=2006; B=Lansing, MI Assembly, 1=Regular production; 23509=Unit sequence.
Engine: 6.0L "LS2" OHV V8
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Odometer: 69,020 Miles
Retro Style, Modern Mechanics
Awesome Power and Performance
Totally Disappearing Top
The Model - When Chevrolet released the SSR (Super Sport Roadster) in 2003, it was just a little bit anemic, to say the least. Yes, the Vortec V8 had 300 HP, but owners often complained this 4,700 lbs beast could hardly get out of its own way. That was resolved in 2005 with the introduction of the LS2 6.0L V8 that was teamed up with a potent supercharger and able to pump out 390 HP. Drawing on a design from the late 1940's when Chevrolet ruled the pickup market with their Advanced Design styling, the SSR took several cues with the bullnose hood, rounded fenders, and horizontal themed front grille. Running improvements were incorporated throughout the SSR's four-year life span and critics seem to agree, by the last year, this sporty truck was dialed-in and ready to shine. Considered an instant classic by its fans, they never really hit their stride in the world of sales, falling short of predetermined marks. Over the four years, production was right around the 25,000 mark, making them highly sought after collectibles today, especially the last of the breed, which were simply the best.
The Car - At least the folks in marketing had a good time with the SSR coming up with names like Smokin' Asphalt, Slingshot Yellow, Ricochet Silver and Redline Red, the color of this sharp little truck. SSR's were well equipped and this is no exception. The metal roof folds neatly behind the driver's seat and the tonneau covered pickup bed is available for carrying luggage or picnic supplies. Top up or top down, this SSR is ready for the road having been well maintained. Used but not abused, there are no signs of any body issues or repairs. Inside and out, it is immaculate and under the hood is all in order and ready to go. Whether you are looking for a fun time little cruiser with distinction, or a collection that is sure to gain collector interests in the not too distant future, this SSR really deserves a close inspection. This is truly a beauty that can pull double-duty as a light weight hauler or a vehicle to just have fun and show off with.