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Interesting Finds: 2017 Chevrolet SS

650-horsepower sedan hauls the entire family… quickly


Striking “Orange Blast” paint wasn’t the only thing going on with this unique sport sedan that was sold at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale earlier this year. Onlookers probably looked at its front badging and wondered what it was.

With assembly taking place in Elizabeth, South Australia, the Holden Commodore rode on the General Motors “Zeta” platform and was imported to the United States for marketing as a Chevrolet SS. Making things even more confusing is the fact that some people in the States have rebadged their Chevrolets back to Holdens, as shown here. Did you follow all that?

No matter what you call it, there is no denying how special this car is. What we have here is a four-door muscle sedan that was sold in between 2014 and 2017 with a powerful V8 and an available manual transmission.

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Showing only 22,000 miles, this Orange Blast SS received an LSA supercharger bumping the original 6.2-liter LS3 V8 up to an estimated 650 horsepower (a significant climb from the original 415-horsepower rating). Sending torque to the rear wheels was a six-speed manual transmission. This 2017 could truly be considered one of the last vehicles of its kind, since the Commodore (and its SS sibling) were both discontinued after that model year.

For a family hauler with muscle-car roots, you really can’t do much better than a clean Chevy SS, and this was one of the best we’ve seen in years. Check out the listings on ClassicCars.com and AutoHunter for more cars like this!

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine, KSLCars.com, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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