2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP
As we approach the summer 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 43,064 convertible, that turns out to be a
thrill to drive, and is in near perfect condition. Oh and it's a
GXP so you'll gear more ponies out of the turbocharged 4 popper,
and more standard safety features including ABS, Stabili-Trak skid
management and a limited slip differential.
Taking on lines that seem as though they were drawn with only a
compass in hand, this curvy, aerodynamic design is bathed in Mean,
(the name for Yellow!). From the bulbous front Jaguar-esque grille,
to the inset headlights, a long rounded hood, swept back
windscreen, and rounded rear with integrated tail lamps within the
rear quarters, this car can slice through the air like a Ginsu
knife through buttah! Sporty 5 spoke polished Pontiac wheels are
bolted on all 4 corners and a nice black canvas convertible top
tops off the exterior of this great little sports car. One subtle
difference from the standard Solstice and the GXP is the grille is
blackened, and the headlights take on a more aero design.
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. Moving inside to the
dash, we see more integrated smooth curves with an L shaped grey
panel which houses all the gauges,buttons, radio and gearshift
surrounded by a black padded background dash top. These curved
lines work their way back through the 2 cloth bolster and insert
broadcloth buckets covered in varying hues of charcoal gray. These
high back buckets back up to a dual eyebrow roll bar, if you will,
as well as a nicely covered in felt material trunk lining that
protects the top very nicely and snugly, when it is in the down
A clean 2.0L Ecotec 4 cylinder turbocharged fuel injected engine is
backed by a 5 speed manual transmission, and a 3.73 limited slip
differential. And certainly no problems here.
Wrapped in its aero package seamless unibody design, no rust or
problems noted. Very clean, with power disc brakes on all 4
corners, and looking garage kept all the way.
A quick fire up and the sun was about to line up for my test drive.
On the test track it ran swimmingly, and showed no known problems.
Great acceleration from the turbo, and bias free ABS braking. A
lively test drive with the top down ...of course!
We have in our halls a neat little sports car, turbo version, very
clean, fairly 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.
3-2 Door Convertible
5-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
X-2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo
Y-Wilmington DE Assy Plant
138875-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.