It was only a matter of time before Chevrolet’s sleeper sedan made its way into the hands of Mr. Regular for a “Regular Car Review.”
Per the format, there’s plenty of off-shoot banter to fill the 11-minute-long video, but as always, there’s substance, too. During the review, a theme shows itself: the Chevrolet SS is what so many resto-mod owners aim to achieve.
Mr. Regular points to countless car show attendees who spend $60,000 to turn a classic Malibu, Impala and other vehicles into a modern car. Upgrades often include a modern LS engine swap, disc brakes, air conditioning—we all know the car.
Instead, the Chevrolet SS offers all of this for around $40,000 on the used market. Occasionally, the cars hover around their asking prices when new, but early examples have begun to fall into the $30,000 range. Though, early examples lack a manual transmission option, magnetic ride control and more.
Ultimately, the SS was just a car to fill an agreement between the General Motors mothership in Detroit, and Holden to keep the lights on at manufacturing plants for a few years longer. In the process, Holden and GM no doubt built a future cult classic.