Even when brand new, the Chevrolet SSR wasn't the most beloved car on the market. Its attempt to mix a pickup, convertible sports car and retro styling caused to be a love-it-or-hate-it design. With most people falling deeply into the latter camp, production only lasted from 2003 to 2006.

But let's just say one of the most polarizing vehicles of the last decade wasn't enough for you. What would you do? Well, one owner commissioned a fiberglass body kit with reptile eyes, snout, fangs and spiky tail to create the dinoSSauR, as the dealer calls this creation. It can be yours for the low, low price of $34,988.

To this 2005 SSR's credit, the dealer claims just 6,468 miles on the clock – possibly because no one would ever want to be caught driving it. Although, Halloween is coming, and it could be a great match for your caveman costume. The SSR has its stock 6.0-liter LS2 V8 under the hood with an aftermarket Magnaflow exhaust and a six-speed manual gearbox. It also comes fairly loaded with heated seats, an auto-dimming mirror, memory seats and more. So at least the dinoSSauR is a comfortable bit of rolling weirdness.

To add the cherry of oddness on top of this insane vehicle sundae, it's being offered by a dealer called North Freeway Hyundai in Spring, TX, which claims to be the largest SSR seller in the world having moved over 350 of them. If you're digging the idea of a dinosaur-inspired Chevy retro-truck convertible, head over to Cars.com and put this beauty in your garage.


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      SquareFour
      • 3 Months Ago

      Well, it ain't no Youabian Puma, but it'll do, pig. It'll do.

      Anataxis
      • 3 Months Ago

      You know, for what it is, it is fairly well done. The problem is that what it is isn't a very good idea....

      CityLife
      • 3 Months Ago

      This would be a great fit for Justin Bieber n friends. 

        Teleny411
        • 3 Months Ago
        @CityLife

        Lil Za could take Justine to the prom in that thing!

      thumerzs
      • 3 Months Ago

      Dunno.

      It looks interesting at least. I've seen worse.

      And it gave me a good laugh when I first saw it. That's probably not to reaction it is trying to elicit, but that's better than a yawn, no?

      rmt_1
      • 3 Months Ago

      This poor SSR looks like a prop from the original "Death Race 2000". Maybe, if it were painted a reptilian green or given a body wrap that featured scales? I'm not saying it would make the SSR look better, but it would at least complete an unfinished theme. If one is going to commit to an idea, no matter how bad, then see it through to the end.

      Matthew Davis
      • 3 Months Ago

      Wasn't this just in blue at Pebble Beach uglying up the lawn?

      carguy1701
      • 3 Months Ago

      I'm not sure what's sadder: the fact that someone actually bought an SSR, or the fact that this was done to it.

      jjmoonen
      • 3 Months Ago

      Money spent (the word "well" was intentionally omitted for obvious reason). If ever you needed proof that heavy drug usage diminishes decision making skills, well here you go.

      ed_rc
      • 3 Months Ago

      you know...cause the original SSR was just not ugly enough!!!!!!

      Moreno636
      • 3 Months Ago

      I'd love to meet the jackass that drops $35K on this monstrosity.

      Michael D. Mitchell
      • 3 Months Ago

      Blech.... Hopefully, whoever buys this thing will only drive it on Halloween...

      Al Terego
      • 3 Months Ago

      It's like Disney's Cars but on PCP and constipated or something.

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