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These Are Your Final Weeks To Place An Order For A Chevrolet SS Sedan

The end is nigh, fellow Americans: our final dose of Australian muscle is coming to a close. Previously, we warned potential buyers February would be the final month to place an official order for a 2017 Chevrolet SS performance sedan. Well, here we are.

February has flown by, and that means time is ticking to visit your local Chevrolet dealer and cement your order for precious cargo from Australia. Though, if your experience is anything like ours, the dealer will likely try and show you a Camaro SS, unaware of what an SS is.

The 2017 SS sedan arrives with zero changes and no special, send-off editions to mark the occasion, but Orange Blast Metallic does replace Some Like It Hot Red Metallic as the orangey hue of the vehicle’s color palette.

The SS will be the third and final time GM has exported Holden goodies to the U.S. The reborn Pontiac GTO and Pontiac G8 round out previous options for Aussie muscle stateside.

Should inventory mount, we’d imagine similar deals like we saw last summer will emerge; the SS sedan was slapped with a 20 percent off MSRP discount this past July. But, if you want to be sure you get the SS you want, the time is now.

Sean Szymkowski :Sean is a lead staff writer for GM Authority. The words above are fueled by passion and large amounts of caffeine. Find him on Instagram: @helloimseann

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  • Sean,
    Do you know if a dealer that has already ordered a unit (an SS) that was allocated to them can still order another one per customer order/request?

    • There is no guarantee that a customer order would be placed without allocation for a unit. There is certainly a chance a sold order would get picked up by production control, but it would require open allocation that another dealer had turned down. Keep in mind the logistics of building a car requiring parts and manufacturing numbers being forecasted pretty far in advance.

      This is why the dealer didn't want to give you a yes or no answer. Obviously they would love to sell you a car, but probably don't want to promise you production on something they have no control over.

      • Well, I couldn't wait any longer. I'm a proud owner of a 2017 Chevy SS in Orange Blast w/6-speed manual.
        I picked it up on Saturday. It's 50K when all said and done but it's a lot of car for that money. This thing is LOADED. It's big, comfortable and FAST! What a machine!
        For those of you still undecided. Let me tell you. Get them while they're still around. I was like some of you, hoping GM would bring a replacement, and at some point they still might, but as of today this is a car to get.
        I traded in my beloved Silverado for it and will miss it but holy crap the SS puts a smile on your face every time you get in it.

    • Greg,

      As far as I know, the end of February marks the end for individual customer orders entirely. So, yes, a customer should be able to place an order specifically from what Chevrolet has said.

      Hope that clarifies things!

      -Sean

      • Ordered mine on 1st available order date in August and just got it Feb !st. Slowly breaking it in and trying to figure out all the bells & whistles. Great car and very happy we got it. Is there a way to find out which number car produced mine is by the vin #. Please advise. Thanks for your info. Mike H

        • Mike,

          The easiest way to get all of the information you are looking for is by joining the SS Forums. After you meet basic requirements for the forum, you'll be able to private message Chevrolet customer service, who will, in turn, provide your build sheet with everything you're looking for. And it's all free!

          Hope that helps,

          -Sean

      • Thanks Sean. My local dealer is very confused about this entire process for some reason. I can't get a clear answer one way or the other.

  • I'd buy one if I was confident there wasn't going to be a replacement.

    For some reason I'm crazy enough to believe there will be one, despite significant logic suggesting otherwise.

    I just keep hoping the replacement looks less like a malibu.

    But for those less into gambling than I, get 'em while their fresh. Love to see more of these on the road.

  • Farewell to the great Zeta and this wonderful sport sedan. I salute those Aussie engineers who put their blood sweat and tears into giving their people and Americans the pleasure of shredding tires and straightening corners in one of the finest sedans the working class has ever gotten to enjoy. I will join arach in the hope that Chevrolet will see the need to give us a new V8 RWD sedan platform whether it be on Alpha or Omega.

  • After 5800 miles all is great with mine. MPG? 18.2-18.7 in mixed driving. This car works as a daily driver, huge trunk, great features, comfortable seats, etc.... Best feature so far - the dual mode exhaust. Worst - weak radio reception.

  • I have a 2016 SS with manual trans. in Mystic Green Metallic (MGM). I wonder how the new Nightfall Gray Metallic (NGM) will stack up against MGM.