- Barry (the Carguy) Thomas
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- My passion is also my business, as I am with the Toronto based Hav-A-Kar Auto Group. I sell or lease any make of car, van or truck available in Canada. My interest in all things "car" has helped me with my many clients in Ontario over the past 20+ years. Please give me the opportunity to assist you.
Friday, May 17, 2013
May 17: Dare to be different?
This was an almost exact knock off of an early '50's Chevy Suburban done in 2/3 size. Using a nothing special Cobalt chassis and drive train, it was quite forgetable in everything but its looks. I loved it, short comings and all. My wife has had two of them and it has been become our "golf cart", since my last two cars have been short of space for two sets of clubs and two carts.
Dare to be different? What happens when a company really steps out on a limb and pulls a very unlikely car out of their corporate hat? Could you ever imagine anyone ever producing this wild ride........
Dare to be different! What a great looking ride complete with a retractable hardtop. Apparently the detail work on the SSR was incredible. What could possibly be wrong with this beauty? How about a price tag of $70k - now that's breath taking. Same price as a Corvette with way less power, but that price. Only 300 HP and no manual trans on a hot rod! Well that sealed the SSR's fate. Granted Chevy did drop the price by $20k over the following couple of years (good way to make your original buyers feel good), while adding a stick and giving it a 395 HP engine. Making things right a couple of years later seldom makes a success story, so this wild ride quietly went the way of the Prowler. Both are now guaranteed collectors' pieces.