General Motors Releases Official 2016 Chevrolet SS Production Numbers14
If you needed any reassurance the Chevrolet SS is a rare bird, General Motors has released official production numbers for the 2016 model year as the vehicle enters its final, 2017 model year.
Posted to the official SS Forum, the 2016 SS production is surprisingly down from the 2015 and 2014 model years. In total, just 2,202 were built. 19 of those were assembled as internal GM vehicles (press and company vehicles).
For this space, we’ll simply break it down by color, but GM has provided every option breakdown at the link above.
- 764 were produced in Black
- 438 were produced in Heron White
- 294 were produced in Slipstream Blue
- 200 were produced in Some Like It Hot Red Metallic
- 188 were produced in Silver Ice Metallic
- 168 were produced in Red Hot
- 76 were produced in Mystic Green
- 56 were produced in Regal Peacock Metallic
- 37 were produced in Jungle Green Metallic
Of the 2,202 produced, just 711 of them are wandering about with the six-speed manual gearbox, a 32-percent take rate. In some cases, owners can count on their hands as to how many vehicles are roaming the U.S. with identical build specs.
So, you could say finding a pre-owned Chevrolet SS will be a bit of a challenge.
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I’ve been 100% dead set on buying a used Regal Peacock Metallic Chevrolet SS with a manual transmission.
I’ve spent many hours on every used car site and look every week. I’ve been looking for months.
I’d even buy new during their 20% off sale, but it looks like an order-only combo…
And based on these production stats, it sounds like there MIGHT be 17-18 of them.
You 17-18 Americans you… Come on, sell your car! I’m holding out for you!
Why wait for someone to sell? Get it made to order. That’s how every other SS was sold; with the owner getting exactly what they wanted.
These aren’t ‘off the rack’ cars. These, like the Corvette, are best obtained brand new. Getting it used, especially when you have a list of requirements about colours and equipment, is a less viable avenue. If you’re getting it used, you can’t reasonably expect such a low volume car to pop up on used car listings where it meets all of your demands, not just your budget.
This would be a different story if this was a high-volume car.
I wish I could be so lucky. I’m not going to say its not “worth” the price, but some people can’t afford a $50k car…
I spoke to the dealer about ordering one. They wouldn’t take a penny off the price, and after destination + gas guzzler tax + Tax, its $54,292. That is a really really really expensive car.
Once again, not saying it isn’t worth it… just saying its more than I can put together.
However on the used market, I see a good number in the 40k range (38-44k). Thats talking… at 40-42k after tax, that is still very expensive for me but I can make that happen.
so in short, my only chance of getting the SS I would love to have IS to find it on the used market. Otherwise, by the time I can afford to order one new they will no longer be made :(.
Heck, in Florence Kentucky there’s one for sale for only $32k. Very tempting, but its a black auto. Still tempting though because I can afford it! There’s one Manual I see for sale right now in PA for $41k. Once again, I could probably make that happen but I’d like to give a hair chance to the unlikely possibility of finding my dream combo!
My wife’s dream combo was a manual transmission green Porsche Cayenne. We researched it and there were only 78 manual NAs imported into the US in ’08. We snagged one in green after looking for about a year…. so it can happen!
The sheeple just didn’t get it. It seems no one does anymore.
US consumers are simultaneously frothing at the mouth and creaming their jeans over countless uninspiring Acuras and Lexus and Infinitis and Audis and Mercedes and Hyundais in this price range – throwing down their hard earned cash with reckless abandon to illustrate they’re a cut above the waning middle class, buying into an overcrowded brotherhood of up and comers in what has become a demented narrowly conformist status obsessed caricature of a society. So much for automotive diversity anyway. How could the swaggering non-pedigreed SS have ever stood a chance in this climate when the car itself is essentially a big-inch steel and glass representation of a fervently raised middle finger? A Gadsden flag waving, open carry counterpoint to all of that nonsense.
Either US consumers in general – having foolishly taken to Californian’s trendsetting un-American tastes and penchant for crowdthinking – are tragically dumb or I’m tragically out of touch. Either way, this doesn’t bode well for traditional car enthusiasts.
“having foolishly taken to Californian’s trendsetting un-American tastes and penchant for crowdthinking”
I’m Canadian, and I’m not trying to be a dick, but could you unpack that one for me? If California sets a trend for America, who in turn presents it to the rest of world, why (how) is it un-American? If it’s a hotbed of innovation and creativity, why shun it?
I remember your comments from long ago. It looks like you’re STILL on here just quoting selectively and picking arguments with people that are V8, manual sedan, traditional car enthusiasts. Get a life dude. You’re pathetic.
” Big inch steel and glass representation of a fervently raised middle finger ” That just makes me want one even more. Well done Mr. idiot boy.
I have one of the 294 Slipstream Blue 2016 SS built,sure do love it
It’s a fantastic ride, isn’t it?
Have a 2014 model and LOVE it. Combination of power, handling and features are well worth around 50k. Looks like will be a collectors item and a classic in the near future. Nothing really like it out there. Sorry to see it go and apparently will be no replacement from GM.
So the one I ordered in bright yellow never really got made. Ordered on 3/12/16 received on 5/13/16. Guess that makes mine the ultra rare 1 of 0.
I don’t think you have the correct vehicle considering A) They never made the SS sedan in yellow, B) The order window was closed in February for 2016, and C) No one gets an SS in only 2 months from ordering.
I bought mine last October. There just happened to be a 20% off sale at the time so while I was willing to pay the full $50k price , I got it for $40k. What a deal. The car is absolutely fantastic. Mine is a 6 speed manual, sunroof. metallic black. #69 of 70 as built in 2016. And they stopped building them now. With only about 13k ever built since 2014 they are already considered a collectors item. Grab one at your local dealer while you can. I’ve owned a lot of different cars but never one that attracted so much attention wherever I go. …..and go it does!
How Many Mosaic Black 2ss Convertibles with a Kalahari interior dual exhaust and magnetic ride were produced in 2016