About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 12,300
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Truck
- Transmission: Manual
- Exterior Color: Aqua Blur
- Interior Color: Black
- VIN: 1GCES14H55B117560
RARE MODERN STREET ROD!! 1 OF 1288 AQUA BLUR 2005 SSR’S PRODUCED IN THE U.S AND EVEN MORE RARE WITH THE 6-SPEED!!
FUTURE COLLECTIBLE THAT YOU CAN DRIVE AND ENJOY NOW!!
If you are like me you are looking at this auction because you are a true Car Enthusiast and it is hard to ignore the appeal of these Chevy SSR’s. I find that the typical owner of an SSR is someone who has, or has previously owned several classic, muscle, or exotic cars in their lifetime and would like a modern driving Hot Rod that still catches all the eyes on the road,shows or cruise-ins and is a blast to drive. This is the second SSR we have had and I now understand why the 2005 and 2006 models are so much more desirable then the 2003-2004’s. The neck-snapping increase in Horsepower from the Gen IV 6.0L LS2 V-8 coupled with the optional Tremec 6-speed manual gearbox turns the cool looking Roadster Truck in to a serious road machine! I will go out on a limb and say that in my opinion the 2005 SSR is basically a Corvette on steroids. I loved the 2004 SSR but there is no doubt that the 2005 is just plain and simple much more fun to drive!! Best of all, this is sure to be one of the future Collectibles of its time and will hold its value and most likely appreciate for years to come. This particular one is a truly eye-catching color called Aqua Blur and I acquired it recently from a gentleman who was the second owner and had the pleasure of owning it for 2 years. He told me he and his son were extremely sad to see it go but unfortunately finances and space were a priority. He drove the truck on sunny days through the Spring/summer months keeping the mileage low at just under 12,500 miles. This modern hot rod is in amazing condition!! I have included a number of pictures to show you the great design and condition of this SSR and a short video follows the pictures so you can hear its throaty stock rumble. I am guessing that this is probably 1 of about 500 Aqua Blur 2005 SSR’s built with the 6-speed and the options this one has. Those of you who are in to classic and collectible cars know what this will mean in 15 years or so for this SSR’s value. Sit back and enjoy….and most importantly picture yourself in this SSR…believe me you will love it!
As you will see in the pictures that follow the body on this Aqua Blur Beauty is close to flawless. The color is mind boggling as it takes on various shades of blue, green and purple as the sun light hits it. At night it takes on a darker tone and in the sun light it just glistens and sparkles! If you are going to own such a unique vehicle why not go all the way and own one in a truly unique color!! This SSR has never been in any type of accident and the paint and body are basically like new. This particular one has the optional integrated running boards that really enhance the look of the truck. If I had to pick it apart I would mention just a couple of extremely small rock chips in the paint and one very small blem on the tailgate. You probably would not notice these on inspection and I do not think this will show in the pictures. I do not see a single door ding and this SSr has never had any paint work or accidents! Small rock chip on windshield. Gorgeous Chrome Wheels and Tires are basically new with just 12,500 miles on them and no curb rash. Great stance from the 20″ rears and 19″ fronts. The hardtop convertible feature on this truck is really amazing. With just the push of a button and a matter of seconds the Hardtop retracts in to a small compartment behind the seats and you are now basically driving an open air roadster….HOW COOL!! Lets not forget this SSR is also a truck. Ok, lets be truthful for a second. The truck cargo compartment has the upgraded wood trim and is more like a very oversized trunk space. It will haul plenty of cargo but this is a modern street rod and not a truck you make to Home Depot for lumber and mulch. As you will see the truck is in the near perfect condition you would expect from one with just 12,500 miles on it. Here is a walk around tour of the body:
While the SSR definitely has some of the flare of the 50′s styles Street Rod Pick up trucks, if I had to vote I would say drop the top on this SSR at every chance you get. So lets drop the top and take a look inside. You can also check out how quick and smooth the top operates in one of the videos below. The Ebony leather interior is in fantastic condition and is extremely comfortable for driver and passenger. Almost no wear on the drivers side bolster and it looks like the passnger seat was barely sat in. Interior is nicely equipped with safety and comfort features. For safety you have side impact airbags in addition to the drivers and passengers front airbags. Power heated seats for driver and passenger, memory power seats, upgraded Bose Premium sound with in-dash 6 cd player, electrochromatic rearview mirror with homelink, power everything, ice cold a/c, cruise control, steering wheel radio controls, and so much more!! The interior is very neatly laid out and there are several convenient cup holders as well. Custom SSR floor mats finish off the look. This one also has the optional gauge package in the console giving you outside temperature and other vitals. The optional Windscreen is also a great added touch. I have the original owners manuals and the original cd that walks you through the vehicle and tells you how to personalize all the settings. We also have a custom car cover for this SSR. Come check it out:
Aside from the awesome, jaw-dropping color and great looks this 2005 SSR is a power house and extremely fun to drive thanks to the 390 horsepower LS2 Corvette Motor and the Tremec 6-speed manual transmission this one is equipped with. As I mentioned earlier I have driven a 2004 SSR and the difference in performance is truly like day and night. The 4760 lb 2005 SSR will blast to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and through the quarter mile in 13.8 seconds, more then 2 seconds faster than the ’03-’04 models The steering system in the 2005 SSR was revised for smoother operation and easier handling at low speeds. The sound of the LS2 V8 at high revs is intoxicating and the dual exhaust maintains a nice throaty sound at idle. Front and rear stabilizer bars, tuned shocks, 4 wheel anti-lock brakes, and some meaty Goodyear Rubber on all four corners makes for some great times on the highway and local roads. This is truly an amazing driving experience in a Roadster styled truck that is one of a kind.
Here is a short video clip so you can hear the sweet sounds of this SSR. If you listen closely you will hear my neighbor walking by telling me that she wants this one but I told her she has to bid like everyone else. Below that is a short video demonstrating the convertible hardtop going up:
Hopefully the pics and videos have made it clear that this SSR is in outstanding condition that is sure to be a great investment that you can drive and enjoy! I know the next owner will be thrilled with the condition and quality of this Modern Hot Rod! If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.
DRIVE THE DREAM!!
SERIOUS BUYERS CAN CALL ME AT 770-359-8400