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I was just back in Cleveland Ohio for 6 days and never saw an SSR. I know the production numbers, but what does that mean in real life exposure? I didn't drive everywhere around town, but I drove daily for several hours and even drove to mid-Ohio, not the raceway, but a town named Roscoe. It is a small historic farm town near Coshocton ohio, a mid-size farm town, where I did see one Slingshot blast down a ramp one afternoon. That was the only SSR I saw during the 6 days, including several airports where you can only smoke while standing in the middle of, or next too the cars dropping and picking up folks. All in all thats a lot of looking and except for one lone Slingshot in Coshocton that was it. I wanted a ride that isn't in every other parking spot, but this truly is a unique, rare breed of a truck. I saw several new vettes, a blown custom roadster, something called a Phantom I have never heard of, but to only see one SSR was surprising even for me. I could hardly wait to get back home to get back in MY truck.

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GREAT post.

At two recent ATL Braves games, I stood on the top deck and looked as far as I could see...nada, zilch, zero SSR's.

Anyone else been where you would expect to see at least ONE?
 

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I've only saw one black SSR on the streets of San Jose CA
 
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I was at an American Hot Rod car show that hosted about everything with an american label on it and not one SSR. It makes me happy to know that I am not going to see my car everywhere. I know in the town that I live in there are only two and the other one is always in the garage not being driven when I see it. :ssr
 

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I have seen more recently here in New York (the past month) than the entire past year combined. Three as I recall; one yellow and two black.

Earlier in the week I was in Horsham, PA and drove right by a Redline which really surprised me. I saw a yellow in Vermont.

About it for me and I drive alot!
 

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You Guys Just Don't Know Where to Look!

You guys just don't know where to look. I saw (50) at Irwindale speedway on July 2!!! :lol :lol :lol

Okay, Okay, don't hate me! :reddevil :lol


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It is truly a unique ride... and a real attention getter... can't remember so many girls going crazy over another vehicle... In Austin, I know we have at least 12 around the area... 4 yellow, 3 red, 3 black, 2 silver... but it is still a conversation at the gas pump and always start out with ... "I've sen them on TV, but I've never seen one of these in real life...". But still feel special and unique when driving around. When you think of all the vehicle sold in a month in the US... they have only made about 22k of these in the world...
 
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I just looked at a GOV site and it had 136M licensed passenger vehicles, privately owned in the US in 2001, 140M would be a safe current estimate. I looked for our actual production numbers again and got confused. Looked like about 6300 2005's, 11k 2004, and 9k 2003, at any rate less than 30,000 over 3 years. 30k out of 140M, take off some zero's and....3 per 14,000, or 1 per 4,333. This does not count trucks, just "passenger vehicles", so you could probably dang near double it if you combine cars and PU trucks. Huh, you'd think you would see more, and you probably do in in high dollar areas like NY, and sunny areas like the south and the coasts.

Thanks for the compliment on ther post :). I am so pleased with my baby, I'm gonna go take a moonlit drive right now, ciao.
 
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Rare SSRs

There is only one Mona Lisa (such as an SSR with a bigblock zz572 somehow shoehorned into it).

There are a few masterpieces out there. (427 cid drops, aftermarker paintjobs, etc).

There is a handful of great art, our beloved SSR.

There is LOT of graffiti ! ! !

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I just looked at a GOV site and it had 136M licensed passenger vehicles, privately owned in the US in 2001, 140M would be a safe current estimate. I looked for our actual production numbers again and got confused. Looked like about 6300 2005's, 11k 2004, and 9k 2003, at any rate less than 30,000 over 3 years. 30k out of 140M, take off some zero's and....3 per 14,000, or 1 per 4,333. This does not count trucks, just "passenger vehicles", so you could probably dang near double it if you combine cars and PU trucks. Huh, you'd think you would see more, and you probably do in in high dollar areas like NY, and sunny areas like the south and the coasts.

Thanks for the compliment on ther post :). I am so pleased with my baby, I'm gonna go take a moonlit drive right now, ciao.

There were less than 4k 2003's
 

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2003 = 3,416*

2004 = 10,676

2005 = 7,279


Minus the CRASHED SSR's...

I wonder if the # of Roadsters that have been modified outnumbers the 'stock' SSR's yet!
 

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2003 = 3,416*

2004 = 10,676

2005 = 7,279


Minus the CRASHED SSR's...

I wonder if the # of Roadsters that have been modified outnumbers the 'stock' SSR's yet!

Now you have to figure in the number that are still on dealer lots.
And then how many are sitting in garages and not being driven at all.

With all figured in there are probably less than 8 thousand being used semi-regularly
 
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I agree, with those numbers, roughly 20k, and then all the other variables such as unsold, garaged and God forbid, crashed SSR's it doesn't leave too many versus 140,000,000 licensed "passenger vehicles" in the the US, plus PU trucks.

While I have always had a need for speed, I probably won't modify my ride other than a good tuning. It feels a little heavy on the turns to be a road racer, and a little light on the 1/4 mile run for a strip car, out-of-the box so to speak. Don't get me wrong, under 14 in a 1/4 is great, 0-60 is good too. I wouldn't want too many more ponies for the road unless I could drop say 1-2000lbs, lol. I had 3 Lightnings and they were lighter and designed to compete with mustangs and even dare I say it, vettes. I do not believe the SSR was ever meant to blow off vettes, but rather be a super sporty roadster, which also drops it's hard top, and looks like a retro chopped PU. I love everything about the truck, it is a class of it's own; :seeya Roadster!
 

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I saw 5 new SSR's sitting on the Chevy lot here in Fort Myers today. The dealer is located on Winkler Ext. road. There was 2-Black, 2-Silver and 1-Yellow as far as I could see.

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50 at Irwindale

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You guys just don't know where to look. I saw (50) at Irwindale speedway on July 2!!! :lol :lol :lol

Okay, Okay, don't hate me! :reddevil :lol


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Yes, I saw 50 at Irwindale, but none on the drive there and only 1 on the way home.

Looking forward to the gathering in Corona CA on Aug 20. It will be nice to have a few extras around town......well, only for a while anyway. :lol

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I guess it really depends on where you are and how many SSR enthusiasts you have in your area.

We have relatives that live in the LA area and have yet to see one. They've even been looking extra hard for them since we sent them some pics of ours.

Here where we live, Sheridan, Wyoming (population 15,000 - about 28,000 in Sheridan County) there are four SSR's. Three are in private ownership, including ours, and Hammer Chevy has a silver 05 in their showroom. One of the private ownership ones (black) is up for sale. The used yellow one was purchased from the local GMC dealer the same weekend we bought ours (about a month ago) by one of our coworkers.

Strange huh???
 
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SSRs are definitely unique and rare around town, so don't take it where you don't want to be seen or where you're not supposed to be.... ;) :reddevil
 

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I'm in Macae in Brazil for a week and showed pics of mine during a break in the 'ol PowerPoint class today. Spent the next 30 mins answering a ton of questions - had to use the Portuguese interpreter to answer half of them. Lots of fun. :lol :lol
 

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Something in the Water!

The used yellow one was purchased from the local GMC dealer the same weekend we bought ours (about a month ago) by one of our coworkers. Strange huh???[/QUOTE said:
There's something in the water out there! :lol :lol


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........and only 1 on the way home. Joe StepPrinting.com[/QUOTE said:
Joe,

I know, that was me! I waved but you probably couldn't see me. You were in the number 4 lane and I was in the number 1 lane.

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