Starting to get a little excited like a young kid at Christmas time! Heading up to Decatur, Indiana on Wednesday morn. About a hour and a half to two hours drive time. Sent Peter my down payment and the balance due when I see the top and am satisfied. The box is too big to fit in my shortbed Dodge but measured the Solstice and the top will fit in the bed if I take it out of the box. Once I get it home, I am probably going to go ahead and mount it even though it needs to be painted black to match the car. Don't really have the cash to get it painted right away so will probably take the Solstice up to where I have my MGB stored and trade places...I need to bring the MG home to upgrade the carbs. I will be taking pictures and posting as things progress. The pictures today are of the top that I am going to be picking up.
Since I stated I have no money for paint at the present time and if you want to see the finished product early, then I will be more than glad to accept monetary donations to the painting project!!!
These are pictures from EDAG's original sales information.
I don't think those pics do it justice. Red is ugly with that top and the angles they shot the pics at are too low. No one would actually see the car from this angle. If you are standing higher up, like at normal eye level, it looks much better. See below:
I agree, for some reason, the pictures of the red Solstice with the EDAG hardtop are not very impressive! In the original posting for the group purchase of these hardtops, someone had included this picture of a black Solstice w/hardtop. I think it really looks great! I have been a two seater sports car lover for many, many years (MG's). Not too fond of hardtops or coupes but this top is kind of rare and I think it will draw a lot of attention. Plan on taking the car to local cruise-ins this coming summer. Looks like it will be kind of a pain in the rear to mount and dismount but certainly want to give it a try.
My guess is that you both prefer the monochrome look of the "black" glass against the black paint. I agree that the black is more dramatic, but I like the red also. Some day I'll have pictures of one (on a Sky) in dark blue.
Low-angle car pictures are normally used to make the car look "hunkered-down" and more muscular. It is common for the automotive press to photograph cars that way, for that reason. I happen to like the pictures, but posted them because they were the only ones I had.
John - Formerly known as JRinKY
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I am leaving for Indiana in a few hours! A little rain predicted. When I get the top home, will be leaving it in the truck for a bit as they are calling for some pretty decent top down weather this weekend. I will post pictures of todays events later on this evening...