There was a time when nearly every Chevy vehicle had a performance variant — which is the way it very well should be, in our opinion. Take, for example, this 2009 Chevrolet HHR SS Panel Wagon that was up for grabs on eBay until a week ago.
With a relatively low 76,557 miles on the clock, this HHR SS fortunately has three pedals and those unique OEM wheels that we find quite appealing, despite the rest of the HHR design being an acquired taste for some.
Under the hood sits the glorious 2.0 turbocharged LNF four-banger, the same engine used for quite a few applications, including the Chevrolet Cobalt SS (from 2008-2010). Like the 2009 Cobalt SS sedan, the 2009 HHR SS panel truck was a low production vehicle, with only 216 having rolled off the assembly line. For the sake of total transparency, those figures are for the window-less panel truck model, as there were actually 2,346 ‘standard’ HHR SS units sold in 2009.
Some find low-production numbers appealing, and are turned on by the prospect of having a rare car. Others believe that there’s a reason for vehicles with low sales volumes — because nobody wanted them in the first place. So with that said, we you — is this HHR SS a future collectible, or a waste of $16,500 price tag? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.