Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Danville Street Sighting - 2005 Chevrolet SSR Indy 500 Parade Truck
A pickup truck.
...With a retractable hardtop.
...Patterned very loosely after the 1947-1953 Advance Design Series pickups.
The SSR was an unusual footnote in performance car history. Not many were sold due to high price and impracticality. It wasn't really that useful as a truck, either. I still see them from time to time, but they rarely blip my radar. This is the first one I've seen on the street that was affiliated with a famous race event. I must admit I'm disappointed it didn't turn out to be a real pace vehicle, but if it carried a famous Indy driver for the pre-race parade lap it could still be something special. It's too bad I couldn't track down which driver rode in which numbered truck.