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This Hyundai Dealer Rules a Kingdom of Quirky Trucks

And it's all happening in Texas.

Withonly 24,000 units produced by General Motors between 2003 and 2006,the truck-hotrod-convertible SSR was never one of Chevrolet's most successfulproducts. And as small as the original market for this nichevehicle was, its popularity as a discontinued model has hardly skyrocketed inmost areas. But for North Freeway Hyundai owner PaulPeebles from Spring, Texas, it doesn't get any better than the SSR. Amazingly, he is also making abusinesses out of his passion for this truck.

In2010, Peebles picked up five units in an attempt to boost his business's pre-owned section. Since then, he has handled no less than 447 SSRtransactions involving 403 units. As such, about 2 percent of allSSRs ever built have gone through his dealership. As his reputationgrew, Peebles has handled the sale of some of the rarest examples of thisspecialty vehicle. With some now calling him the SSR King, Peebles doeseverything from local owner cookouts to compiling online databases of existingowners and even befriending some GM engineers involved in the originalproduction. Currently, the dealership has nine vehicles listed, ranging in from$27,000 to $36,000.

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