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Yes, There's a Pontiac Solstice Coupe

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author photo by Doug DeMuro December 2016

As you know if you're a car enthusiast who was alive at the end of the 2000s, Pontiac once made a vehicle called the Solstice. It was an eye-catching convertible with rear-wheel drive, two seats and an available 260-horsepower turbocharged version called the GXP. It was cool. A lot of them were yellow.

Something else you probably know if you're a car enthusiast who was alive at the end of the 2000s: The Solstice came at the very end of the Pontiac brand, a sort of bold, exciting, sporty last hurrah before the entire company was canceled in a giant display of fireworks, explosions and excitement -- or possibly a few lines on a bankruptcy document.

Well, here's something you may not have known if you're a car enthusiast who was alive at the end of the 2000s: Right before Pontiac was stricken from our lives, they made a coupe version of the Pontiac Solstice. Admittedly, it was more of a targa version, since it had a removable roof. But it's out there, and it exists, albeit in incredibly small numbers -- precisely 1,266 different Solstice Coupe models were manufactured. All of these were 2009 models (except a handful of 2010s), and the Solstice Coupe ended up accounting for a mere 1.9 percent of all Solstice production, which totaled roughly 66,000 units.

While the Solstice was already a cool vehicle, the Solstice Coupe, I would argue, is mondo cool. It's the very last model from a once beloved company and an ultra-rare look at what could have been. Or maybe it was just General Motors trying to eek out a few extra sales from an existing design.

Either way, the Solstice Coupe was offered with the regular engine (a 175-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder) or the high-performance GXP engine (a 260-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder). Surprisingly, there are currently a few for sale on Autotrader -- though they all have high asking prices, in the $30,000 range, owing to their immense rarity relative to the standard Solstice.

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