2005 CHEVROLET SSR CONVERTIBLE PICKUP. #1GCES14H45B119977. (Stock #4270.) The thought of a modern chassis and driveline being a platform for a pick-up truck-looking body, paying homage to the Chevy pick-ups of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, was a novel and very interesting concept of Wayne Cherry, vice president of General Motors and head of the GM Design Center. The engine and 6-speed were appropriated from the Corvette “C6” and were responsible for a 0-60 mile-per- hour acceleration time of 5.29 seconds. Ours is 1 of just 1,200 of these built with the 400 horsepower LS2 Corvette engine and 6-speed transmission options. To handle the power, the SSR is also equipped with traction control and 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution. While making such an unusual vehicle, why not also make it a hardtop convertible? So, following that thought, the SSR came with an automatically fully retractable hard top. Finished in triple black and in pristine original condition throughout, our car came to us from a fabulous local 22 car collection as a trade-in on a McLaren “650S”, also from a local estate. 13,252 miles. $42,000.