C1500 454 SS
ONE OF THE LOWEST MILEAGE 454 SS TRUCKS IN THE U.S., LOTS OF POWER AND TORQUE!
When Chevy's big block debuted there was a need for larger engines with more torque for trucks. At the same time, engineers developed a performance version for what are now a slew of legendary cars built in the 60's and early 70's. Cost-cutting, emissions and downsizing killed that fun, though there was one last hurrah: machines like this 1993 SS454 sport truck. While not exactly a COPO Camaro, these short bed trucks have a look all their own and a very strong following.
Outside, your color choice was simple: black or buy a different truck. Chevy's "Heartbeat of America" campaign was in full swing, and red accents separated the sporty models from the mundane, and an all-black grille, fog lights, and an air dam are enough to frighten the heck out of the car in front of you. "454SS" decals on the quarter panels and chrome wheels with matching center caps were package exclusive. Like most vehicles of this era, the paint failed to hold up due to the changeover in paint technologies (you remember Berettas and Cavaliers with sheets of color missing) and this one had dulled to the point of no return. In response, a full, high quality repaint was done a couple years back and it's miles ahead of what the factory ever managed. This is a southern truck with only 30,000 one owner original miles so the body was just about perfect to start with. The headlights and taillights are in excellent shape. High quality tint on the side and rear windows as well as smoked covers on the front turn signals make the truck even more sinister. The bed is fully protected with a spray-in liner, and the spoiler on the tailgate gives off a great NASCAR truck series vibe.
Inside, the medium gray velour interior split buckets with center console are in nearly perfect shape, and the lack of fading shows that this truck was stored indoors most of its life. While Chevy trucks are hearty vehicles it's still nice to know that every switch, button and knob work as they should. You got full instrumentation with the SS package, complete with tachometer. Factory A/C, cruise control and delay wipers are on the turn signal stalk, while the unusual split radio and cassette deck are still in the dash. This is a large and comfortable truck, and it's even better with big block torque under your right foot!
Pop the hood and find the heart of the package: The big 7.4 liter, 454 cubic inch V8. With throttle body injection it makes 250 horsepower and a towering 385 pounds of torque, a number the small block couldn't hope to achieve. It's nearly stock in here aside from the throwback chrome air cleaner and yellow Accel spark plug wires and the power steering, power disc brakes and the A/C all work as they should. Connected to a 4-speed, heavy duty lock-up transmission and a 13-bolt rear axle with 4.11 gears and a Posi, this SS454 is no slouch, and the hardware is pretty much bulletproof. 1993 Was the last year of production as well as the leanest, with only 833 examples built. Underneath it's again quite tidy and clean. A subtle dual exhaust system is a great addition to the great engine under the hood. Chevy opted to throw in Bilstein shocks at all four corners and fat 275/60/15 tires like the BFGoodrich rollers you see here.
Big, black, and surprisingly fast, this is the truck that invented the sport truck revolution, and it's a legitimate collector's item in its own right today. Call now!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Wheel
- Owner's Manual
- Title Documentation
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