Like the Impala SS that followed, the Chevy SS454 pickup is one of those rare vehicles that seems to maintain its value year after year, and nice ones like this can command a premium. With just a single repaint in its history, this is a solid, original, unabused truck that still gets people's attention at car shows and remains the definitive muscle truck on the street.
The recipe was simple: take the smallest, lightest regular cab, short bed pickup, and stuff GM's biggest, brawniest engine into it. The SS454 wasn't available in any color except black with red trim and those big chrome wheels, so there was no mistaking it on the street. With just 56,663 original miles, this one obviously led an easy life, and it was so loved and adored by its owner that it got a repaint recently when the original finish started looking a little tired (and let's face it, GM paint technology in 1990 was not great). However, the bed remains original, so you can see just how gently used it was-no gravel hauling or daily driver status for this big block pickup. Seriously, for a 21-year-old truck, this one is incredibly clean.
Inside, the story continues, with a super clean burgundy cloth interior that was standard-issue in the SS. Comfortable buckets separated by a wide console with tons of storage were lifted directly from the high-end trucks, and it looks ideal. The seats are actually quite comfortable for the long haul, and in this truck they show very little wear. The carpets, door panels, and even the headliner are equally nice, and the only way the SS came was loaded. That means power windows, power locks, A/C, a tilt wheel, and even an upgraded stereo with a graphic equalizer in the center of the dash. And in a nod to Corvettes of yore, there's a dash plaque detailing the engine's specifications.
The engine is the original big block, and it retains all its stock components, right down to the TBI fuel injection system. As a truck motor, torque was king, and the big engine delivers so much bottom-end grunt that it's almost impossible to not chirp the tires moving away from a stop sign. The SS was the only half-ton pickup to get the big block motor, but it fits right into the engine bay with zero modifications required, and it offered all the upgrades that made it a favorite of guys with big loads to haul in their duallys. The rest of the drivetrain is equally stock and unmolested, with no signs of abuse, and a fresh factory style exhaust system has been recently installed. The transmission shifts cleanly, the rear end is quiet, and it even rides pretty well despite the massive 275/60/15 Cooper radials on those special chrome SS rims.
Go ahead and look around. You'll undoubtedly find that clean, low-mile SS454s are awfully rare today. This one is ready go and costs less than you might expect. Call today!
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