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
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.