It’s a sad day for mankind, as one of the last old-school V8 sedans sold in America reaches the end of the line, together with the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV). The final Chevrolet SS turned out to be a black car with a manual gearbox, already on its way to U.S. shores.
We knew this moment would come before summer ended. GM decided to shut down Holden a long time ago, and with the Commodore done, so was the slow-selling, yet excellent Chevy SS. GM never bothered to advertise its imported super sedan, after launching it as an automatic-only car in 2014. The stick shift became a no cost option the following year, and whoever ordered the last one made sure to tick that box.
Australia’s Motoring reports that the six-speed manual attracted a 32 percent take rate in America, with the last car being signed by the Holden team to satisfy the customer’s request.