Only 40 of these unique roof designs were made. Here's your chance to buy a Pontiac Solstice with one of them at a remarkably low price.
A premium dealership in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, has listed an unlikely unicorn dating back to 2007. The Pontiac Solstice GXP seen here is fitted with one of 40 Nomad Concept Hardtops that took to the stage at SEMA that year, which gives the sporty roadster a shooting brake finish, much like the BMW Z3 M Coupe. One of the last of its kind was the relatively costly Ferrari GTC4Lusso, but this was sadly discontinued earlier this year.
Other than the roof, the only other special aspect of this car is that it only has 27,046 original miles on the odometer. This example is finished in Mean Yellow with 18-inch polished alloy wheels and black leather upholstery. It is also been very generously kitted out with features as it includes an electrically adjustable driver's seat, convenience package, premium package, and preferred equipment package.
Throttlestop, the dealer offering this rare creation, confirms that the unique car is also being sold with a soft-top convertible and tonneau with the relevant hardware if you feel like getting some wind in your hair. As for the drivetrain, like the rest of the Solstice GXP range, this is powered by GM's Ecotec LNF turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
All of this can be yours for $22,900, which is a bit less than the roadster's starting price of $27,115 back in 2007, without the exclusive hardtop. For some reference, the hardtop was inspired by the 1955 Pontiac Nomad, a shooting brake variation of the Safari wagon. It was not designed by Pontiac but rather by a Swiss-based engineering company known as EDAG.
Although there are modern hardtop convertible cars such as the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, there is nothing quite like this interesting find that exists in the new car market today, which we think is a tragedy as it looks like a perfect blend of convenience attached to a quirky but not hateful body style.
At this price point, we wonder whether this might be one of the most reasonable used purchases we've spotted in recent years. A 2.4-liter Solstice with 192 original miles was sold for $86,500 just two years ago. The mileage may not be as low, but this example is far more obtuse. The Pontiac moniker has been making a fair storm in the affordable classic car market, with Burt Reynold's iconic Trans Am also fetching a surprisingly low price just a few months ago.