Chevrolet 454 SS
Years 1990-1993
Curb Weight 4,406 Lbs.
Base Price $21,240
Lateral G's 0.78
600 ft. Slalom 60.70mph (97.73kph)
Drivetrain Front / Rear
Engine 7.4L Naturally Aspirated v 8 (Unleaded)
Power 255hp (190.2kW) @ 4000 rpm
405lb-ft (546.8Nm) @ 2400 rpm
Performance 0-60: 7.2sec.
1/4mile: 15.800

General Information

The 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS is a high performance full size pickup that mated the C1500 standard two wheel drive cab with an absolutely killer 454ci 7.4 liter, eight cylinder engine(V-8), the 3 speed automatic transmission and a 3.73 rear axle ratio helped thrust the 454 beast under the hood, the engine(90 Model) produced a maximum of 230hp, 385 foot pounds of torque, All this power was pushed out to Goodyear tires on Special 454 SS rims. The interior comes equipped with a special plush Garnet Red cloth interior and high-back reclining sport bucket seats with a Center Console.

The base Model was first introduced in 1936 and by 1990 was selling more than a half a million units a year. up through the years the truck came in either two or 4 wheel drive and both versions came with either a six-and-a-half-foot box or an eight-foot-box.

Trucks like the 454 SS shown above were produced from 1990-1993. Total number of units produced was 16,953 its best year in 1990 with a total of 13,748 units sold, that left a total of 3205 sold from 91-93. The 454 SS had reduced payload capacity smaller than the standard models in the years before, a high sticker price-(Most buyers forget about the high price after sitting behind the wheel) and only gets at best 10mpg-12mpg.

The 454 SS was and still is a pure thrill machine. Stock models are good for mid to high 15 second range in the quarter mile times. Its mid range punch is even better. The 454 SS was manufactured and assembled at only one General motors plant located in Fort Wayne, Indiana

1990 454 SS by the numbers

Engine Transmission
400 tranny
454ci (7.4 liter) eight cylinder big block


Standard Sport suspension
Tinted glass on all windows
Deluxe heater
Front Stabilizer Bar
26 Gallon Fuel Tank
Halogen Headlamps
Heavy Duty Battery
Cigarette lighter
AM/FM Radio with fixed mast antenna
Voltmeter, Temperature, and oil pressure gauges
intermittent wipers

Interior Exterior

exterior color:
Black onyx
Garnet red interiortim color

The 1990 454 SS 454ci Bigblock produces at stock 230 horse power and 385 pounds of torque.

In 1992 the engine was reworked and tuned to 255 horse power and 405 pounds of torque


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