Three Rarest Used Chevy Trucks

October 8th, 2015 by

So you’re looking for a used truck, and you’ve ultimately decided that you want to purchase an older Chevy. Where do you start? Well the possibilities are practically endless.

While your local Chevy truck dealer likely has a variety of different options, there are a handful that they’re likely missing. Before you head out to used car dealerships in Lexington, Kentucky, see what trucks you won’t be able to get your hands on…

1990-1993 Chevy 454 SS

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The truck was based off the Chevy 1500, except the 454 SS featured the 454-cid V-8 engine, capable of producing 230 horsepower and 385 pounds of torque. So basically, they took a small truck and put in a heavy, powerful engine.

Despite the revamped motor, the car’s acceleration trailed the Camaro Z/28 and Ford Mustang GT, compiling a 15-second quarter-mile time. The car was eventually phased out by the Sport model of the Chevy 1500.

So if you ever happen to come across an early-90s Chevy truck, how can you identify whether it’s a 454 SS? They’re pretty recognizable from the red interior and soft garnet red cloth seats, something you certainly don’t see in newer Chevy trucks.

1958 Chevy Cameo

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Only 1,405 of this 1958 trucks were produced, the last of the popular Cameo line. The vehicle features several exterior updates, like the inclusion of sheet metal, quad headlamps, improved grill/hood emblems, and a variety of new colors to choose from.

The truck didn’t end up being particularly popular, but it paved the road for similar trucks, including the Ford Styleside, Dodge Sweptside, and the Chevy Fleetside. The truck is easily identifiable by it’s sedan-like features and deep bed.

Chevrolet S-10 EV

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Only 492 of these trucks were actually made, and Jalopnik.com claims that only 60 of them were ever sold! What made the truck so unpopular?

The car was electrically powered via the EV-1 engine, allowing for only 114 horsepower. The car differed from previous S-10s in that it was configured with front-wheel-drive, as opposed to the standard rear-wheel-drive setup. The car accelerated from 0 to 50 mph in 13.5 seconds, and it’s top speed peaked at 70 mph.

It was only on the market from 1997 through 1998 before it was discontinued.

 

Considering the dealership, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if Dan Cummins had one of these trucks hidden on his lot (although it’s very unlikely). Regardless, head on down to see what options they do have, and you can drive out of the lot in your used Chevy truck today!