Measuring 3.5 inches wider than a regular ‘Vette, the Grand Sport boasts both the body panels and the suspension setup from the Z06, and comes with all of the appropriate plaques and badging. For an additional $7,995 buyers can also get the track focused Z07 package, which gives you stiffer suspension settings, massive carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires, as well as a front splitter and carbon-fiber ground effects.
3. Silverado 454 SS
Only 10,000 of these trucks were supposedly ever built for the 1990 model year, and back then it wasn’t even a model, but a factory option. Complete with clay-like colored cloth upholstery, floor mats, an AM/FM stereo with a passenger side mounted cassette deck, cruise control, power windows and locks, and air conditioning, this was a snazzy truck in its heyday.
Externally, the 454 SS came equipped with a front air dam and fog lights, decals, and was only available in black. The motor that was packed into this pickup was the same unit that powered the 3500 work truck from that period, and although its fuel-injected engine only was able to muster 230 horsepower, it generated a respectable 385 foot-pounds of torque. The 454 SS Silverado cost $18,295 new in 1990, and once adjusted for inflation averages out at around $33,465 today.
Unfortunately, this pickup also came with GM’s “needle-less gauges,” which were difficult to read and prone to failure over time, and with 7.4 liters of displacement, fuel efficiency returns of 10 city/11 highway were made worse by a three-speed automatic. While ABS was also only available on the rear wheels, and the truck’s “tuned” Bilstein gas shocks were not very helpful, this oddball pickup will likely still become a classic someday, based purely upon its scarcity and nostalgic appeal.