Super Sport

America’s First Sports Car? 1951 Crosley Super Sport

Powel Crosley – inventor, entrepreneur, and owner of the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team – desperately wanted to become an auto manufacturer. He had worked at a dealership selling cars, attempted to establish a factory to assemble other… more»

Dirty Diminutive Barn Finds: Crosley Sedan and Super Sport

While some “barn finds” are nothing more than cars that have been stored for a long time in a proper garage and are covered with dust, others live up to the name in every way.  If you are a… more»

Numbers Matching 409! 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS

If you were to create a list of iconic automobiles of the 1960s, would the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport make the list? Especially one with the 409 cubic inch V8 engine, like in this 1963 edition? The engine and… more»

454 Big Block V8! 1972 Chevrolet Nova

Chevrolet sold nearly 350,000 Nova’s in 1972 and none of them came with a 454 cubic inch V8. The largest Nova engine in ’72 was the 350, with or without Super Sport trim. This gold Nova with a black… more»

Real SS Convertible? 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

After the Pontiac GTO met with great success, Chevrolet would counter-program with the Chevelle SS 396. It became a series of its own from 1966 to 1968, reverting to option status in 1969. This 1970 Malibu convertible wears SS… more»

Real Super Sport: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Project

For the 1970 Chevelle Super Sport, engine choices ranged from excellent to better, with the 350 horsepower 396 coming in as the minimum that could be had in your SS.  Optional was the L78 that provided an additional 25… more»

Restored 4-Speed Classic! 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Until 1967, the Ford Mustang practically had the new “pony car” market to itself. Then competition arrived and Chevrolet’s new Camaro quickly attained the #2 spot behind Ford. After a successful first year, the Camaro was little changed in… more»

Numbers-Matching 396/4-Speed: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

If you’ve been on the hunt for some early seventies Chevrolet muscle, this 1970 Chevelle Super Sport here on Craigslist seems to check several of the right boxes and the seller boasts that he’s got it priced at under-market… more»

6k Mile 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

The General Motors G-Bodies were restyled for 1981, with the Buick Grand National first going into production the following year and understandably getting most of the gearhead fanfare from the bunch until its demise in 1987.  But the Chevrolet… more»

The Super Sport Returns! 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

After a twelve-year absence in the Monte Carlo lineup, the Super Sport was reintroduced in 1983 with unique front-end styling and a minimalist spoiler out back, along with European-influenced color coding all over the body.  The SS run also… more»

406 Big-Block? 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

One of the hottest autos during the heyday of the muscle car era was the Chevelle SS 396. You could also get an SS 350 or SS 454 in 1970-72. Beginning in 1970, the displacement of 396 cubic inches… more»

RS SS Combo Project: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

The first-generation Chevy Camaro gave the Ford Mustang a run for its money with 700,000 copies sold in three years. Which was quite an accomplishment since AMC, Mercury, and Pontiac all joined the circus between 1967 and 1969. This… more»

Highly Optioned Project: 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 454

The Monte Carlo moniker was only a year old when the 1971 cars arrived, but right from the get-go Chevrolet offered a Super Sport package, and fortunately for buyers, it was a good one.  The seller calls his SS… more»

L48 V8 Project: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 350

The Ford Mustang had the pony car market almost all to itself until 1967. Then the parade began with the Chevy Camaro and others joining the party. In terms of sales, the Camaro was the only one to come… more»

Partially Restored: 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Project

Like many full-size vehicles from the time period, the 1967 Chevrolet Impala was available with a wide range of engine options, with those same choices also available in the Super Sport.  By this time, sales of the Impala SS… more»

Former Racer: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS

  Chevrolet introduced the Chevelle in 1964. It was a mid-sized car designed to compete with the downsized Ford Fairlane. The Malibu was the better trimmed of the Chevelles and could be had with the Super Sport treatment, like… more»

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