After driving one, we came THIS close to ordering one late in the 1996 model year; most folks thought that window was closed, but it was not. I do wish we had. There were a very few left over into late calendar 1996, locally. There was also a Caprice with the 5.7 and towing package leftover; with a slightly lower axle ratio (if I recall correctly), it might have been a bit quicker than the SS, IF the Caprice could get the traction. Of course, one of the best features of the SS were those wheels (which the Caprice did not have). I always am sad today when I see an SS with non-stock wheels, which almost always do not look nearly as good.