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they produced somewhere less than 3355. that is the highest vin that i can find that is an 03. My vin is 3430 and it is an 04.

If anyone knows a higher 03 vin than 3355, or lower than 3414 could you please share.
 

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Don't forget about the first 300 or so that were produced but not sold...
 

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Steve T said:
Don't forget about the first 300 or so that were produced but not sold...
they would have not had VINs.
 

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The lowest vin # that I have seen, except for the signature Series, is 100130. I believe it was a black unit.

Chevy started to build the SSR's, starting at VIN 100026, as per dealer orders. After a thorough QC inspection a number of the units were rejected. These orders were then re-entered into the system. The units that were rejected have VIN numbers. Some of these are being used by GM people. Eventually all will be destroyed.
 
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VIN number 14 (redline red) is at the San Jose Auto show and it is a 2003 (10th digit is a 3). Has obviously been on the show circuit for a while since a number of items were broken (ash tray, passenger side pull-out cup holder).

I stood around it for a long time, just watching people's reactions. Most people really liked it!

I hope we can find the official production numbers soon.
 

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Hmmm

nowandthen,

I was under the impression that the first 25 were the Signature Series which were all auctioned and were all Ultra Violet colored. So the fact that the one you saw was #14 and red doesn't seem to agree with that. I see that #14 was to be auctioned on January 3rd in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

Do you happen to have the entire VIN # of the one you saw? Just curious.
 
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some info

Maybe this will help some....when i get to work i'm going to try and dig up more info. I think it's going to be close to 3400.

Auction Plans Announced For Chevy SSR 'Signature Series' Vehicles

Kruse International and GM-sponsored Auctions Selected

Detroit -- Chevrolet has announced plans for auctioning 23 uniquely used Chevy Signature Series SSRs (Super Sport Roadsters) which have been driven in its unique launch program for this all-new vehicle.

Kruse International has been selected by Chevrolet to offer 18 of the special "pedigreed" SSRs through eight of its collector car public auctions beginning on August 30, 2003. In addition, Chevrolet will auction one Signature Series SSR through a GM-sponsored dealer auction in each of the division's five U.S. sales regions. Following completion of the program, Chevrolet will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these 23 vehicles to a yet-to-be-designated charitable organization.

The Chevy SSR Signature Series is comprised of the first 25 saleable vehicles produced. Since Spring, each has been developing a one-of-a-kind pedigree that helps chronicle its use up until the time it goes to auction.

The SSR Signature Series vehicles carry vehicle identification numbers (VINs) ending with numerals 000001 through 000025. Auto collectors and enthusiasts often consider vehicles with low numbers to be the most desirable.

VIN #1 will be retained by General Motors as part of its historic collection. VIN #2 was donated by GM to the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Foundation who used the vehicle as a fundraiser for its Heinz C. Prechter Scholarship for Automotive Excellence. When that auction closed on May 5, 2003, the winning bid was $137,850.

Auction Timeline
Here is the auction calendar of events where the Signature Series SSRs will be offered:

August 30, 2003 Auburn, Indiana
Kruse / 33rd Annual Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction & Show

VIN # 3 - Chevy Racing SSR

VIN # 4 - Indy 500 Pace Vehicle
September 20, 2003 Fontana, California
Kruse / Collector Car Auction

VIN # 11 - Doobie Brothers Music Tour SSR
VIN # 13 - Los Lobos Music Tour SSR
September 27, 2003 Indianapolis, Indiana
Kruse / Indy Concour & Auction

VIN # 8 - Street Art SSR - North Central Region

VIN # 15 - Taj Mahal Music Tour SSR
October 11, 2003 Hershey, Pennsylvania
Kruse / Collector Car Auction

VIN # 6 - Street Art SSR - North East Region
VIN # 19 - Media Review SSR
October 18, 2002 Santa Clara, California
Kruse / Annual Pacific Classic Collector Car Auction & Show

VIN # 12 - Gibson Guitar SSR
VIN # 20 - Media Review SSR
October 20, 2003 Orlando, Florida
Manheim's Florida Auto Auction of Orlando

VIN # 21 - Media Review SSR
October 23, 2003 Boston, Massachusetts
Adesa Boston

VIN # 25 - Media Review SSR
October 30, 2003 Chicago, Illinois
Manheim's Arena Auto Auction

VIN # 22 - Media Review SSR
November 4, 2003 Dallas, Texas
Manheim's Dallas Auto Auction

VIN # 23 - Media Review SSR
November 19, 2003 Fontana, California
Manheim's Southern California Auto Auction

VIN # 24 - Media Review SSR
November 22, 2003 Dallas, Texas
Kruse / 31st Annual Dallas Collector Car Show & Auction

VIN # 7 - Street Art SSR - South Central Region

VIN # 17 - Chevrolet Rock & Roll Tour SSR
January 3, 2004 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kruse / 30th Annual Collector Car Auction

VIN # 9 - Street Art SSR - South East Region

VIN #14 - Race Track SSR
January 31, 2004 Scottsdale, Arizona
Kruse / 33rd Annual Collector Car Auction & Show

VIN # 5 - Stars Car SSR

VIN # 10 - Street Art SSR - Western Region

VIN # 16 - Team Chevy SSR

VIN #18 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino SSR
More information on the auction houses and for specifics on the individual events where the SSR Signature Series vehicles will be offered can be found at:

Kruse International www.kruse.com 1-800-968-4444

Manheim's Florida Auto Auction of Orlando = Kim White 1-800-337-8491

Adesa Boston = Sandy McCandless 508-270-5935

Manheim's Arena Auto Auction = J.D. Daniels 630-679-8357

Manheim's Dallas Auto Auction = Peter Tuts 1-877-860-1651 x.6264

Manheim's Southern California Auto Auction = Fran Owensby 909-854-2222
For more information on the all-new Chevy SSR:


www.chevy.com/ssrinfo 1-800-950-2438
Unique Pedigrees
Each Signature Series SSR has been involved in various high-profile activities around the country including music tours, the Indianapolis 500 and major street art exhibitions, among others. During their use, representatives of Chevrolet have been collecting memorabilia, photographs, autographs, news coverage and other keepsakes that document use of the vehicle. The collectibles pertaining to each Signature Series SSR will be placed in a special scrapbook and custom-designed metal "pedigree" box that will be provided with the vehicle when it is ultimately purchased.

"The SSR is a very unique vehicle and development of this Signature Series program is a creative way for us to introduce this exciting new Chevy product to as many people as possible," said Janet Eckhoff, marketing director for Chevy's mid-size trucks. "Each of these vehicles will have a history - a pedigree - that could never be duplicated. We're excited with the association we have made with Kruse International and the GM-sponsored auction houses to offer an opportunity to purchase these special vehicles."

Unique Content
All 25 of the Chevy SSR Signature Series vehicles are identical in appearance and content. In addition, they will feature content that will not be available on any other '03 model year SSR:

Ultra Violet paint.

A Signature Series badge on the "waterfall" interior panel between the bucket seat uppers. Each chromed badge will be numbered and "signed" by at least two GM or supplier team members directly associated with the SSR program

Silver stitching on the black leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats

Addition of the SSR logo on the vehicle's VIN plate

Signature Series badge on the tailgate

Body-color engine cover with silver insert and billet aluminum strips

Floor mats which include the SSR logo

Cargo compartment trim with wood strips, lights and drop-down storage.
What's a Chevy SSR? It's Part Roadster, Part Pickup
There is nothing else like the SSR in the market today. It's part roadster, part pickup and is a completely innovative expression of Chevy's proud heritage. A highlight of SSR's design is a unique power-operated retractable hardtop that stores vertically and out-of-sight between the passenger and rear stowage compartments.

The frame and chassis of the SSR are similar in design to Chevy's mid-size TrailBlazer family of sport utilities. All major exterior panels are of one-piece stamped steel. Under the hood is a new 300-horsepower, aluminum-block version of the Vortec 5300 (5.3-liter) small-block V-8 that drives the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Rounding out SSR's sporty street machine appearance are 19-inch front and 20-inch rear tires and wheels.

The 2003 Chevy SSR has a base manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $41,995 when regular retail production and shipment in limited quantities to Chevrolet dealers begins in summer 2003. Destination charge of $625 is included in the MSRP; tax title and license are not included.

The Chevy SSR is built at General Motors' Lansing (Mich.) Craft Centre. Current plans are to build approximately 14,000-15,000 units annually.
 
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General Motors Historical SSR

The only Signature Series model to carry four names on its "waterfall" badge, this vehicle has been retained by GM as part of its historic collection.

Signatories:
Rick Wagoner – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GM Corporation
Bob Lutz – GM Vice Chairman, Product Development and Chairman, GM North America
Gary Cowger – President, GM North America
Wayne Cherry – Vice President, GM Corporation, Design

VIN #1 Pedigree Gallery (click to enlarge):
Below is a selection of memorabilia from the VIN #1 pedigree.
 

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Auction changes

I guess it doesn't matter to most of us, but there seems to have been some changes to which SS SSRs are being auctioned when.

January 3, 2004 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kruse / 30th Annual Collector Car Auction

VIN # 9 - Street Art SSR - South East Region

VIN #14 - Race Track SSR

is on GM's website, which disagress with cmcnic5346's post. I don't know which is the latest info.
 
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You can be right. I pulled that from a memo that i received from GM. It can be an older schedule. The only thing that is consistant with GM is change :) .
I am trying hard to get firm numbers on VIN's all day today and can not get a dependable answer. I will not give up. LOL
 

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nowandthen said:
VIN number 14 (redline red) is at the San Jose Auto show and it is a 2003 (10th digit is a 3). Has obviously been on the show circuit for a while since a number of items were broken (ash tray, passenger side pull-out cup holder).

I stood around it for a long time, just watching people's reactions. Most people really liked it!

I hope we can find the official production numbers soon.
It is just for GM to display and later will be destroyed, # 6 was red also and at Moscone Center in S.F. for the Auto Show.
 
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Just in case someone is still keeping tabs on the numbers - I saw No 3666 delivered to Parks Chevrolet couple days ago and its an 03 Black (non-msrp dealer)
 

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vin

Mine is 3770 an04 built last week and in transit
 
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