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I am the proud owner of a Chevy SSR in Smokin Asphalt, 2004 MY with VIN #06610#.


Purchased from Florida and personally imported into the UK. It took 3 months in total and well worth the wait. Just 28 miles on the odometer and all done over the internet with a great Chevy dealer.

This vehicle is rare...............if you think it turns heads in the USA you should see the reaction in the UK because there cannot be more than 2 dozen in the whole of UK.

A very happy SSR owner.

I will write again.

Steve Dixon
T :) he English connection.
 

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Welcome Steve, I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do. :cool :cool
 

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Wow all the way across the pond! I didn't realize there were so many SSR over there. Sounds like enough to start a club, and be sure to post pictures of your SSR visting all the great sites. I will tell my daughter to be on the lookout when she goes to to visit her cousin in March.
 

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A UK SSR Fanatic!! Ditto - WildCat Beat Me to It!!

Very cool to have family across the pond!! Just gets better everyday..........
Congrats on the SSR - and your nonstop enjoyment!! get used to it :)
 

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not a chick magnet

over there it would be a bird magnet
 

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Make sure to let those other SSR owners know about this site! If you guys get together I would love to see a picture of you all posted someday!

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englishssr said:
This vehicle is rare...............if you think it turns heads in the USA you should see the reaction in the UK because there cannot be more than 2 dozen in the whole of UK.

A very happy SSR owner.
Steve,

You are so right. Rare sightings here in the states, but nothing compared to your situation.

Believe us, you will be a "very happy SSR owner" for a long time too!
 
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Hi from England !

:thumbs I joined a few weeks ago, I'm in England too but haven't posted yet.
My Silver '05 6-speed has just arrived but I cannot drive her until she is 'SVA' tested and registered.
We have a system over here designed to stop 'back door' importing of cars called 'Single Vehicle Approval'. It's to stop imports from Japan that are not via the U.K. agents supposedly but American imports get caught up in it too).
This is a pain in the ass as we have to add orange rear indicators (turn signals), kill the orange daytime running lamps and add a red rear fog light to pass the test (so I'm told, but the different test centres all have different ideas of what you have to do I've found in the past). It's hard to add lights to the back and still keep it neat and factory looking. Hope it will be worth all the hassle ?
Have managed to get 'GM 05 SSR' license plate for her too.

American trucks have really started to take off over here the last year or two. As the pound is strong against the dollar they have become cheaper than previously. Also single cab trucks and some double cabs are really low on income tax, compared to a car of same value and engine size, if your company provides it for you.
Only problem is the gas - how do you guys over there rate $7 a gallon !!! Even though our gallon is 20% bigger than yours it's still not cheap. :cry

Steve, I am down in Hertfordshire but travel around to the car shows in the midlands during the Summer - if ever you get a meet up going I would be interested. Don't know any other owners yet but have seen a black 03/04 around the area which I'm sure I will get talking to once I get on the road.
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I will be over in Fort Lauderdale area last week of April - if anyone in the area knows of any goods car truck/shows etc. I would appreciate the help.

PS Will send you a pic outside Buckingham Palace if I can park in front !
 

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Hi I'm Peter from Belgium and I own a Silver 2004 wich I imported myself.
It sure turns heads overhere in Belgium.As a matter of fact it gets even more attention as my 57 Corvette in Venitian Red!!!
I know of only one other SSR in Belgium wich is owned by one of my friends wife who traded her Jaguar XK8 convertible for it.She went for a yellow SSR.This combination the yellow SSR and the blonde turns even more heads!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Shows

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The only show I know of in the Florida area is the first week of June. The Hot Rod Power Tour will be wrapping up the 1200 mile tour in Tallahassee, FL. on June 9, and in Kissimmee, Fl on June 10.
If you're still around maybe you can stop by.
FUZZY
 

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Howdy from the Lone Star State of TEXAS !! Welcome to this fanatic group of people, you will enjoy this web site. Go down to the local pub and drink a Pint For ME. Kay :cool
 

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Howdy from the Lone Star State of TEXAS !! Welcome to this fanatic group of people, you will enjoy this web site. Go down to the local pub and drink a Pint For ME. Kay :cool
Hey, Fuyrkay - you meeting up with us and lloger in San Antonio next weekend??
 

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:thumbs Hello Robmac, glad to hear from another 'Brit' and you will be driving soon in a silver SSR the colour I almost purchased. Totally understand the frustrations of the SVA test and approval system but once the SSR is in the UK you will find that within about 2 weeks you should get the truck. I have had additional orange indicators added to the rear light clusters plus red rear fog. The 'orange' indicators are actually within the existing Red lamps. The Technicians who prepared the vehicle have done a good job. The other alternative was to fit the indicators into the rear bumper area but was not to keen with that.

I can send you some pictures that might show the rear light clusters with indicators if your interested.

Really nice.................you have purchased an 05 model year, I could not stretch to the extra few thousand dollars but have no regrets about my 04 model year. I have had some extra's such as the extra gauge pack, windblocker & saddle bag storage + nets and running boards.

My license plate is G8 SSR.

I agree with you American Trucks are really taking-off in the UK especially with the strong pound against the dollar. It also helps that the single cab truck attracts low company car tax.

It would be good to meet-up in the future especially when you plan visits into the midlands this summer. Try to contact the guy you seen locally with the black SSR.

Also, good to hear from Belgium (Peter) and your friends wife has good taste with the Jag XK8 and then an SSR.

PS. Robmac, if you plan a picture outside Buckingham Palace then I might just join you !
 
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Thanks for the Welcome

:D Thanks everyone for the welcome

Fuzzy, unfortunately I am only over for just over a week - would love to have caught the power tour.

Steve,
Wanted the 05 particularly as I wanted 6 speed. If 6 speed was available inb 04 I would have gone this way as there are some great deals on them right now both and over the pond.
Would appreciate pics of your lights to see what you have done. I wanted to insert some in the existing lens but couldn't find anything that looked right didn't want to break the lenses drilling/cutting them. I would prefer not to drill any holes in the bumper of course. I'm just still in time to change my mind.

Kay, I'm on my way to the pub for that pint now !
 

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:D Hello Robmac,

Yes, I will send you a couple of pictures of the rear light clusters with the new indicators inserted. They have been cut into the rear len's but no damage to original clusters and working just fine. You will also note the rear fog light.

Understand why you had the 6 speed and 05 model.

Also, to everyone else...................thanks for the welcome :cool :thumbs
did mean to reply earlier, apologies.

Really enjoying my daily drive to my place of work and back home at night, it just feels more enjoyable even if I am stuck in a typical UK traffic jam.

It loves the motorways (highways) and the noise from the tailpipes always brings a smile to my face when I need to accelerate or overtake other vehicles.

Looking forward to better weather so I can have the top down. :cool
 
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