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Autotrader Find: 2003 Chevy SSR With 150 Original Miles

Today on Autotrader Find, I’ve discovered something truly special: a 2003 Chevy SSR with only 150 original miles. This is for all you readers out there who have e-mailed me, begging me to find you a showroom-fresh SSR.

So what’s the deal with this SSR? Offered by Adams Chevrolet in lovely Havre de Grace, Maryland, halfway between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C, this black 2003 SSR has indeed covered just 150 original miles from new — as confirmed by the odometer reading in the listing. I’m not sure just how many ultra-pristine SSRs are left, but, well, this is one of them. See the 2003 Chevrolet SSR models for sale near you

Interestingly, the price premium for a pristine, zero-mile SSR like this one isn’t as much as you might expect. While someone with a 150-mile 2003 BMW M5 would probably be asking $60,000 or $70,000 for the vehicle — despite market prices of around $20,000 for cars with normal miles — the SSR situation is different: The average asking price on Autotrader for an average SSR is $24,000; you can pick up this one for $34,500.

With that said, the SSR story is a little more complicated than that. Although the truck came out in 2003, you don’t really want an early one: The pickup initially used a 300-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, but then, in 2005, got a huge power bump to a 390-hp 6.0-liter V8. So if you get this factory-fresh SSR, you’ll lose out on the later horsepower increase.

Then again, that assumes you plan on driving it. As a museum piece, an oddity, a show-stopper, an ode to prebankruptcy General Motors and one of the strangest vehicles it ever built, it doesn’t matter how much horsepower you have — it only matters that you have the original airbag warning tag still hanging from the glovebox. This one does. Find a 2003 Chevrolet SSR for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I was 10 when they released this truck and I thought this was the coolest thing. Too bad they’re not particularly fast with all that power and only two seats

  2. Too bad on the model year. The 6.0L is a much, much better engine.

    Still a very interesting concept. I’d argue it’s much more practical than the similar Prowler (a decade newer though too) and better made too. Plus it’s not underpowered.
  3. I’m guessing anyone that bought one of these and kept it in such nice condition figured it would be an investment. However, with an MSRP of $42,000 new ($55,177 today), it seems like this person paid over $20,000 to look at a weird convertible truck for 13 years.

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