#000005: This one will be hobnobbing with the celebs, as it will
be placed with Hollywood stars and starlets, music industry folks,
and sports heroes. Its scrapbook will contain all the memorabilia
associated with the lifestyle, provided no one totals it during
#000006 through #000010: Each of the four Chevy regions in the country
will get an SSR, and commission an artist from each region to create
an original work of art depicting the SSR in American culture, whether
it has to do with geography, landmarks, or people. The vehicle and
the artist will also appear at a special exhibition at the end of
the program, and the original artwork will be sold along with the
#000011 and #000013: These will be on tour all next summer at up
to five outdoor concerts around the country. The vehicle will be
on display, and the scrapbook will include photos, signed memorabilia,
and other goodies associated with the as-yet-named entertainers.
#000014 through #000017: This will be a feature vehicle, and will
go to the major media properties that will feature the SSR in publications,
at events, or on TV shows for national exposure. Any notes or photos
taken by writers and lensmen will be autographed and included at
#000018: This will be Vegas bound, and head straight for the Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino, where it will be on display, gathering photos,
autographs, and other personal artist mementos to be included in
#000019 through #0000025: These are the media review trucks that
will go into the hands of those of us working-class media. The scrapbook
on this will include unpublished test photos and author-autographed
copies of publications that feature the story on that particular
SSR, along with anything else associated with the test drive and
timeline for the SSR is as follows:
• The Signature Series will be displayed at major auto shows
from January to April 2003
• The Pedigree units begin building in May and will run through
• Vehicles will be sold with scrapbooks when the pedigree
have been no final plans as to where or when the VIN #3-25s will
be auctioned off, and since the SSR goes on sale in Spring of 2003,
you’ll be able to purchase a regular one before the majority
of the pedigree models come up for auction.
one knows what kind of prices they could fetch, but they do know
that one way or another, a charity will profit somewhat from the
sale of each model in some way.
about 3500 models will be produced for the 2003 model year. Allotments
of the trucks first will go to Chevrolet dealerships based on total
Chevy retail sales. Since there are currently 4100 Chevy dealerships,
not everyone will get a first-year model.
other notes on SSR you might not be aware of:
• The SSR will not offer OnStar nor XM Satellite radio yet,
since there is no where on the vehicle to mount the antennas necessary
for both products. The body panels are stamped steel, not plastic,
as on the Cadillac XLR, which can incorporate both antennas into
the body panels.
• The SSR does not offer run-flat tires, and there is no spare
because of the two different tire sizes. It will come with the inflator
kit from the Corvette Z06.
• Only three colors will be produced the first year: Red,
Yellow and Black. The purple may be offered in 2004, but for the
first year will only come on the SS models.
• It’s about a 20-second cycle to drop or lower the