No one knew it at the time, but when this first-year 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster came on the scene, it would be the beginning of the last great Pontiac. So when you can find one today in a fantastic factory triple-black, you know this is the most affordable and desirable future classic around.
Pontiac has always been about striving for thoughtful sports cars in the GM lineup, and that reached its pinnacle with the Solstice. Aiming to be a lighter and more nimble companion to the Corvette, the Solstice has all the great performance design cues we all love – the long hood, scalloped fenders, sleek profile, and short rear deck. Plus, Pontiac was really doing a great job with their styling of the twin grille that was dangerously BMW-like, the chrome windshield surround that paid tribute to their best muscle cars, and everyone loves the dual buttresses that meet the headrests. All of this is straight from the factory, just like glossy black paint and the 18-inch alloy wheel.
Collectors will love how the interior is just as factory-spec as the exterior. And yes, the black leather means you get the coveted triple-black (factory black paint, folding top, and interior.) The supportive bucket seats highlight a cockpit that's built around the driver. There are signs of use, but this is far from a daily driver appliance. The three-spoke sports steering wheel has all the modern controls you could want. Beyond that is a handsome set of analog gauges that light up red when you turn the key. This is loaded with all the right features, including power windows, dual air bags, cruise control, a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input, and air conditioning.
Under the hood is the original 2.4-liter fuel-injected motor. Unmodified and maintained properly all its life means its reliability is uncompromised. This peppy and powerful DOHC motor was chosen to be the answer to those who thought the Corvette needed to ditch old pushrod technology. In this lightweight setup, the Solstice delivers the kind of performance you'd expect in a Japanese or European import but wrapped in American styling. This sporty spirit is felt every time you hit the open the road. The five-speed manual provides complete control, and the fully independent suspension loves every corner. Add in great anytime features such as power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and this is an unbeatable driving package.
Complete with the owner's manual and original bill of sale, this Solstice is a blast to drive today and a great classic to have for tomorrow. Offering all of this at such an affordable price means it will be leaving us soon. Call today!!!