In 1974 my father bought the only new snowmobile anyone in our family would ever own, a 1974 Chaparral Firebird 292. I went with my dad to the dealership in Sioux Falls, SD. My 12 year old eye was drawn to the burnt orange liquid cooled SSX. I asked my dad why we couldn't buy one of the orange SSX's. He responded it was too expensive and you will kill yourself. That memory led me to the search and restoration of the Chaparral SSX I have today. And so far I have not killed myself.