Holden Ute SS-V
The Holden Ute SS-V is an Australian light truck that will never make it to the United States. And that’s a shame, because the Ute SS-V has the potential to fill the hole left in American hearts and garages by the El Camino. Built by an Australian subsidiary of General Motors, the Ute SS-V Offers both a practical cargo bed and a 6 liter aluminum V8 under the hood, which certainly checks a lot of boxes. But despite occasional rumors to the contrary, you won’t be seeing the “Ute” any time soon. This might be because way back in 1963 the USA created the “Chicken Tax,” which imposed a 25 percent import tariff on light trucks (among other things) in response to French and German tariffs on chicken imports from the States—which would add a prohibitive chunk of change to the sticker price.