2006 Pontiac Solstice Convertible
2006 Pontiac Solstice Convertible
As we approach our winter solstice, let's take a pause and put ourselves in the right spot at Stonehenge, wait for the sun to rise, and let out a deep long Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. A religious experience, and not necessarily in a spiritual way, and I'm not talking Stonehenge. I'm talking about the former Pontiac in the form of the aptly named Solstice. The curvaceous, delicious eye candy, which takes some of its design cues from the '60's E type Jags, is a neat little sports car, and was sadly only around for a solid 4 year run, with only 10 being produced in the 5th year.
For consignment, and not a straight line to be found on it, Pontiac Solstice. A low mileage, (12,793), convertible, that turns out to be a thrill to drive, and is in near perfect condition. This car is one of the first 1,000 built in the Delaware plant that year and comes with a commemorative box of individual photographs from the brochure that have handwritten titles on each photograph. This one is numbered 0838 so we can assume this was the production number of this car for that year. Not many of those are around although it is said that an additional 1,000 were raffled off to employees at the end of the production run so that are a possible 2,000, but I doubt it! Numbers prove that this car was indeed #838.
Taking on lines that seem as though they were drawn with only a compass and french curve in hand, this curvy, aerodynamic design is bathed in silver. From the bulbous front Jaguar-esque grille, to the inset headlights, a long rounded hood, swept back windscreen, and rounded rear with integrated tail lamp with the rear quarters, this car can slice through the air like a Ginsu knife through buttah! Right down to the dual humps created by the rear deck emulating the top curvature of the headrests that die into the trunk, we are talking classic Jag racing. Sporty 5 spoke polished Pontiac wheels are bolted on all 4 corners, a nice Black cloth canvas convertible top, tops off the exterior of this great little sports car.
Integrated design is the buzz word here as we swing open the door you can run your hand all around the door panel, and probably feel nary a bump, as everything is flush and clean. Here tan and black work together to form the “artwork” of the door panels. Moving inside to the dash, we see more integrated smooth curves with a reversed rounded off L shaped grey panel which houses all the gauges buttons radio and gearshift, surrounded by a tan padded background dash top and console. Thin circles for all the gauges, knobs and vents! These curved lines work their way back through the 2 sand colored leather buckets. In high back form, these buckets back up to a dual eyebrow rear cowl at the cockpit end of the trunk deck if you will. Looking inside the trunk is a nicely covered in felt material trunk lining that protects the top very nicely and snugly, when it is in the down position.
A clean 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder fuel injected engine, is backed by a 5-speed manual Aisin transmission, and certainly no problems here. 3.90 is the final drive and it puts out 177 horses
Wrapped in its aero package seamless unibody design, no rust or problems noted. Very clean, with power disc brakes in front and back. Independent SLA is all mourned for the rail-like turning and ride, and its looking garage kept all the way.
Like slipping into a new slippery slipper, this car is ready to go quickly and literally. On the test track it performed like new, great handling, smooth endless acceleration, and quick stopping. All in working 12,793 original mile form.
We have in our halls a neat little sports car, --sans turbo version—, but very clean, very low mileage, and certainly very well-maintained car, from a company no longer with us, but their legacy lives on in this cool little Solstice. Stonehenge here we come! Hmmmmmmmmmm. YIKES!
3-2 Door Convertible
3-Manul Belts, Front & Side Airbags
B-2.4 L 4 Cyl
Y-Wilmington De Assy Plant
000882-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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