If you missed your chance at the Chevrolet SSR pickup/convertible the first time around, here's one last opportunity. This first-year 2003 example has been babied all its life, and so the bold paint has never seen rain. And even the mileage is so tantalizing low, it's almost like you get to go back in time and pretend you are at the Chevy dealer. It's not hard to see why this SSR would end up a prized possession. After all, it was basically like Chevy built you a custom car. With just 7,510 original miles, it's bone stock and ripe for stashing away for posterity. Of course having its wild factory Slingshot Yellow paint in pristine condition is the first key to collectability. Now that a decade has passed since production ended, we can really begin to appreciate how the SSR blended the iconic Advance Design pickups of the 40s and 50s with modern fender flairs and aggressive stance. It's this mix of retro pickup and factory hot rod that keeps these grabbing attention even when you're just on a milk run. The exterior color is an important choice, because the yellow goes so well with the black leather interior. Inside, the full experience is anything but pickup truck basic, offering sculpted bucket seats, a color-matched center console, and every feature GM could dream up. More Corvette than pickup truck, the super stylish seats work with the glitzy door panels and retro-looking steering wheel to deliver a unique driver's environment. And, of course, it's all just as nice as the exterior, because ultra-low mileage also means very little seat time. Features include power seats, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and a thundering Bose AM/FM/CD stereo system that fills the little cockpit with sound at any speed. Touch a button and the trick folding hardtop disappears behind the seats, making this the coolest open-air truck since the Model A roadster pickup of the '30s. Plus with ice-cold air conditioning and heated seats, you can stay comfortable with the top down nearly all year round. But while this might look retro, the safety features are modern with everything from front and side airbags, to anti-lock brakes. While the covered and locking bed is large enough to carry really big stuff, it's beautifully finished with carpets and wood. In fact, it's really just an extremely spacious trunk that looks fantastic. The key to the SSR's performance is a 5.3-liter V8. This numbers-matching motor is related the GM's truck line, but it also has some lightweight performance characteristics, which seems like the perfect blend for this pickup/roadster. There are plenty of performance upgrades available for those who want to take it too the extreme, but with 300 hp already on tap, it would be a bit of a shame altering a car that's been so carefully maintained all its life. Turn the key and it starts instantly; the idle is smooth; and the dual exhaust hums around town like a Camaro with a bed. The four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive makes it very user-friendly. Plus, with powerful four-wheel disc brakes and a suspension built more for handling than hauling, you'll never get tired of driving this truck. Flashy wheels were part of the factory package, with oversized alloys required to fill those big flared fenders (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) that wear grippy Goodyear Eagle performance tires. Complete with owner's manual, this is a true survivor that gets appreciated more and more every day. So if you missed your first opportunity at an SSR, the next best thing is available right now to the first one who grabs this deal. Call today!!!