This Pontiac Solstice GXP Nomad With Rare Concept Top Might Be A Deal At $22,900


The Pontiac Solstice GXP is one of the last great cars that the American automaker built before it folded. Now, one of those cars with low mileage is up for sale for less than the cost of a new Chevrolet Camaro. And this one has an ultra-rare Nomad-style hardtop for added utility.

Listed over on eBay and on dealer ThrottleStop’s own website, the Solstice GXP in question has an asking price of only $22,900. That’s a few grand cheaper than a new Camaro (which also has a four-cylinder engine) but the Chevy isn’t nearly as rare. Just over 13,000 Solstice GXP convertibles were produced by Pontiac and according to ThrottleStop, only 40 have this shooting brake-eque conversion that mimics the looks of Chevy’s 2004 Nomad Concept.

On top of its rarity, this Solstice has quite a lot going for it. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s factory-rated at 260 hp (193 kW). That’s a lot more than the standard Solstice which developed just 177 hp (132 kW). Those ponies are fed to the rear wheels only through a five-speed manual transmission.

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When it arrived on the scene it boasted a record for the most horsepower per cubic inch in any engine GM had developed. This car also features a clean Mean Yellow exterior paint and 18-inch polished aluminum five-spoke wheels at each corner. The interior features black leather upholstery along with desirable options like the Convenience package and the Preferred Equipment package.

From what we’ve found, the kit on this car was produced by a German company called EDAG. The listing says that the car includes the soft top convertible and tonneau with hardware. Whether or not that includes the rear decklid we can’t be sure. But it sounds as though this Solstice could easily be returned to drop top status without too much effort.

Ultimately, it’s not so special that we’d call it a full-blown collectible but adding this little sports wagon to your garage would certainly add some flair. For the time being, it’s located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin but from the photos, it doesn’t look like it has any visible signs of life up north. Hopefully, the next owner will continue that good record of care.


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