‘Brand-new’ 1990 Chevrolet SS 454 pickup still in its dealer wrap

The Pick of the Day is a muscle truck that survives with essentially no driven miles

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The Chevy pickup stands as it did on the dealer's lot in 1990

Taking a new toy out of the packaging is every kid’s biggest thrill.  There’s a special feeling about being the “first” to enjoy something new.  Imagine having a full-size collector pickup truck and being able to unwrap it.  It could prove even more satisfying than a new Hot Wheels toy.

The Pick of the Day, a 1990 Chevrolet SS 454 pickup, is perhaps one of the most “fresh” vehicles listed for sale on ClassicCars.com despite being three decades old.  It’s a special high-performance edition of the Chevrolet C/K half-ton pickup truck that was sold from model years 1990 through 1993. 

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Badged as a 454 SS, this truck at its core is a regular-cab, short-bed, two-wheel-drive Chevrolet with a heavy-duty radiator, suspension updates, and aesthetic enhancements that set it apart from other trucks.  

But this truck’s most important feature lies under its hood. 

Power for the SS comes from a big block 7.4-liter V8 that generates 230 horsepower.  That horsepower rating, though seemingly scant for an engine of that size in today’s era, still provides enough propulsion to get the truck to 60 in fewer than 8 seconds.  With 17,000 total units produced of the SS, this model was an exclusive low-production rarity made from a truck that in other body styles and configurations sold by the 10s of thousands in its time. 

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And somehow, one of those 17,000 Chevrolet trucks managed to make its way to the year 2020 while accumulating only 26 miles on the odometer.  The truck is advertised by the selling dealership in Sarasota, Florida, as “brand new, never used, with plastic still on the seats.”  The photos in the gallery on ClassicCars.com support that claim as the entire interior is blanketed in protective wrap. 

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“Simply put, it’s brand new in every way,” the seller adds.

The thrill of being the first owner to unwrap this truck is priced at $52,900. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I’d love to have that truck however with this virus thing going on I seriously have to wait for a while. If it’s meant to be it will happen.

  2. A unique specimen. It won’t be driven .. but you could certainly leave it static in your garage and drink a bottle of wine next to it.

  3. Whoa! WAY TOO MUCH MONEY, for sure! Maybe 20k-25k would be more realistic. Don’t think this collector market would bear such an amazingly high asking price, plastic wrap or not. Maybe someone will be tempted, but not this guy.

  4. I can park it next to my 2019 Chevy Truck or my 1983 Chevy ElCamino in the garage
    would like to have it But not at that Price !!!

  5. To much $$$. Tires have been changed. Dry rot i would think. What about the rest of the rubber fuel lines, hoses, belts and so on? Just a thought.

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