Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

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    Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    With the upcoming Chevrolet 'SS', their new larger rear drive, lets go back about 18 years to GM's 90's SS sedan revival!



    Chevy revived the nostalgic Impala SS handle for a heated up 1994 Caprice with a 260-horse version of the Corvette LT1 V8,plus unique styling touches and police inspired chassis tuning. Base price was just $22,495....

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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    According to the Westegg Inflation Calculator, that $22,495 would cost $33,607. What's the new Chevy SS going to start at?
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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    I'm thinking high 30's. With the limited production, V8 only, commanding a premium over the Impala and using the Pontiac G8 GXP as a baseline, high 30's is what I would expect.

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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzy View Post
    According to the Westegg Inflation Calculator, that $22,495 would cost $33,607. What's the new Chevy SS going to start at?
    I don't think the 94 had half the available options we'll see. I'm guessing 45k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    I don't think the 94 had half the available options we'll see. I'm guessing 45k.
    considering the options then, are considered standard equipment today, option for option, standard gear vs standard gear, then vs today, not a bad price to start!
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    We loved our '94. I would still buy that exact car today with a 6.2 in it and updated interior. No, I'd buy 4 of them for our salespeople and me. Salespeople need these kind of cars. Now we drive: Charger, Sierra, VW (his choice), Yukon, Traverse (soon to be probably another Charger).

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    Hey Baja, you don't happen to have a Motor Trend TV episode where they tested a 1996 Impala SS, do you? I'm still trying to locate my copy of it. I don't think I recorded over it.
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    Shame they didn't keep this car in the lineup longer. If it was updated like the Crown Vic with hydro formed frame, Rack and pinion steering, updated LS1 V8 and better interior materials etc it could have went into the 2000's.

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    Hey Baja, you don't happen to have a Motor Trend TV episode where they tested a 1996 Impala SS, do you? I'm still trying to locate my copy of it. I don't think I recorded over it.
    I dont , i did not discover MT TV until late 96, and that was at a friends house that had cable. Which we did not have I would LOVE to see it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchoman49 View Post
    Shame they didn't keep this car in the lineup longer. If it was updated like the Crown Vic with hydro formed frame, Rack and pinion steering, updated LS1 V8 and better interior materials etc it could have went into the 2000's.
    The issue was plant capacity.. Those production facilities were shifted to produce the then hot SUVs of that era.. All the old RWD bodies, Fleetwood, Caprice/Impala SS, Buick Roadmaster, and Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser were production halted.

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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    I still want to own a '96 at some point... I took drivers' ed in a '95 DCM.
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    I know of two for sale in S Florida. One mild One wild.... just sayin.

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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

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    I still want to own a '96 at some point... I took drivers' ed in a '95 DCM.
    1996 is the model year to own. The previous model years of the Impala SS were toned down versions of the Caprice PPV. Whereas since Chevrolet knew that '96 was the last year - it got every heavy duty component from the PPV. Plus I think it was the only year with the floor shifter.

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    Re: Looking back: 1994 Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwboy2007 View Post
    The issue was plant capacity.. Those production facilities were shifted to produce the then hot SUVs of that era.. All the old RWD bodies, Fleetwood, Caprice/Impala SS, Buick Roadmaster, and Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser were production halted.
    I don't think that was the problem. GM has had lots of potential capacity in the since the early '80s, at least. These cars were pretty much the last thing keeping GM from it's creedo of shoving FWD down everyone's throat. The Fleetwood died the same year as these, and this left only the F-Bodies for the next 6 years, until they were all gone.
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