Between the years of 2003 and 2006, the American car manufacturer General Motors produced the convertible pickup truck known as the Chevrolet SSR (the SSR standing for Super Sport Roadster.) The Chevrolet SSR was mostly based on the large Chevrolet TrailBlazer platform, but boasted retro styling as well as a steel convertible top courtesy of ASC.
The production model of the vehicle was based on a Super Sport Roadster concept vehicle that was first unveiled in the year 2000 at the Detroit Auto Show. An early production version of the Chevrolet SSR was seen as the pace car in the year 2003 at the Indianapolis 500 race.
The 2004 model of the Chevrolet SSR did not do well in terms of sales. It sold less than nine thousand at around $42,000 per unit. In December of last year, it was announced that General Motors would be laying off workers at the Lansing Craft Center, which produces SSR cars, due to an over supply of the vehicles. It was later announced that General Motors would be permanently closing the factory, meaning that the Chevrolet SSR would no longer be manufactured. The final SSR, a unique black on silver version of the vehicle, was released in the year 2006.