It only has 192 miles on the clock and you can buy it now for $86,500.
Unfortunately, it was easy to tell. The 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated engine was mated to a five-speed gearbox with ratios so obviously spaced for an entirely different car. Pontiac eventually introduced the turbocharged GXP, which at least had the decency to be semi-entertaining. It was considered a faster Miata, though the lightweight Mazda was still more fun to drive. Thanks to little interest because of a high MSRP, a flawed roof, and loads of wind noise, it was killed after just three years.
Now it seems to be making a comeback as a rare sports car. In 2016 we predicted that the GXP Coupe would become a classic one day. The turbocharged version was much better thanks to the stiffer body, but even that wasn't enough to save it. As a result, few were made.
A 2009 model recently went on sale on eBay. It's a GXP Coupe with a five-speed manual and just 192 miles on the clock. This particular car is finished in Hydro Blue, of which only seven were produced. It's part of a consignment of 1,266 Solstice Coupes made in 2009 before the factory shut its doors. This particular car also had a PPM performance chip installed at the dealer, increasing the power output from 260 hp to around 300 hp.
The exciting thing about this Solstice is the bidding war currently going on. You could buy it right now on eBay for $86,500, but nobody has been that brave so far. At the time of writing, the bid stood at $27,100, which is around $5,000 less than the asking price when it was new.
Just last year, we reported on a Solstice GXP Coupe for sale. It was an automatic and had 34,000 miles on the clock. The bid went up to $10,000. It seems Solstice prices are set to rise, given how few were made, not to mention how many were lost to engine swaps. We know of a few models running an LS engine and at least one coupe with a 2JZ swap.