The Chevrolet 454 SS has all the makings of a future collectible. It’s quirky, relatively obscure, performance-focused and has aged well thanks to its simple, straightforward design.
It wouldn’t be such a bad idea to pick up a 454SS right now, if you ask us. They aren’t too expensive and just may go up in price one day. Even if it doesn’t, it seems doubtful you would lose much money on it and you’d have something interesting to drive around for the time being.
The collector market may be catching onto the potential for the 454 SS, with a total of five of them set to cross the block at Mecum’s upcoming Houston auction. Three of the trucks come in the more popular black color, but two are offered in factory Victory Red. Three also appear to be bone-stock, whereas the other two have some modifications. The mods look reversible, but could make the trucks less valuable come auction time.
Our favorite of these five Chevrolet 454 SS pickups is this late model 1993 Victory Red example (above). It appears to be wonderfully taken care of and the red exterior and grey interior makes for a good combo. It also has just over 40,000 miles on the odometer – which is low, but not so low that it would sell for too much. It is also just 1 of 843 454 SS trucks produced for the 1993 model year – which was the last year the truck was made.
The most valuable of these trucks could be this 1990 example (above), which has just over 5,000 miles of the odometer and the mint-condition exterior and interior to show for it. It has not been restored and still has the factory black paint and the original drivetrain. According to Hagerty, a 454 SS in concours condition is worth about $31,400 on average, so this truck should sell for a little less than that. A well taken care of 1993 example such as the Victory Red one pictured here is likely worth a little bit less than that, according to Hagerty.
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