Hm. I see only one pickup. 😉
The other one is Paul’s 66 Ford (which he is driving)
I know which one I’d want, you made the right choice Paul.
Too bad GM couldn’t make that retro pickup thingy in coupe and sedan versions, would have been way cooler than a retractable hardtop convertible / mostly useless pickup.
Oh, unless you’re being even less charitable to the SSR thingy than I am…
Never mind, as you were…..
Aw c’mon. I saw several SSRs in the oil fields the other day. 🙂
The instrument clusters in these Ford trucks left a lot of room for owner customization! Ford was somehow able to cram all base instruments in the round speedometer pod leaving two big blank circles on either side. I see you made good use of one side. Too bad 5K & 6K aftermarket tachs are so hard to find.
Did Ford offer a clock or tach or vacuum gauge in the light duty trucks in ’66? I can’t remember if the medium duty trucks used this style speedo or not — I know the ’67 and later models were completely different (but appear to be interchangeable).
That yellow thing looks like a new Beetle with a gland problem: barf me out. Gag me w/spoon.
“Too bad GM couldn’t make that retro pickup thingy in coupe and sedan versions, would have been way cooler than a retractable hardtop convertible / mostly useless pickup.”
I think you missed what the target demographic was for the SSR.
And they did make a Retro thingy in 06-’10. Called a Cobalt Wagon…….er HHR.
That looks like a Sun supertach II on the right of the dash. Somewhere in all my junk is a 30 year old example that’s the last remaining artifact of my hot rod days. I had the redline set a little higher though….
The SSR – One of the dumbest concepts ever to be put in production. I remember, at the time(I think most forgot these existed by now), many embittered F body enthusiasts took it as the successor to the Camaro no one asked for. And cost way too much for the kitschy appeal of a PT cruiser(or later HHR), it was more of a belated answer to the equally pointless(albeit way more attractive IMO) Prowler.
Terrible name too for that matter.
Pointless? Yes, Dumbest concept? No way! I happen to like the SSR, the Prowler on the other hand was really silly, the “retro” look was super hot at the time and the SSR filled that fantasy well, the Prowler just looked like a wanna be street rod that somehow went wrong! But like you that is just my personal opinion.That is what makes the car collecting hobby so great, there is something out there for everyone! If we all liked/wanted/desided the same cars there would only be three cars out there that anyone collected/lusted after!
I only see a butt-ugly Chevrolet SSR that had even-uglier dubs puked on it and an Austrian ex-hippie car guy and photographer in his overly worn-out 1966 Ford F-series pickup.
I love seeing all the hate for the SSR.
I bet any money that if GM only sold it in Australia everyone on every “Car Blog” would have been drooling over it and whining about how we never get the cool stuff.
Should’ve asked him if he wanted to do a powertrain swap…
I don’t think a “Big Six” would fit in the SSR…
You mean that LS2/T-56 combo aint enough power for you? LOL
A good friend’s Uncle has an SSR, mega-rare here in New Zealand. It’s one of four here apparently, looks pretty awesome cruising around!
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