In mid-October, 2017, it was observed that Solstice Coupe #926 went up for sale on Ebay. (https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ml#post2053833
) The car is Mysterious/Black GXP with A/C and a manual transmission ( stick ). The car was noted having just 25 miles on it, and never being titled.
After some research by forum members, it was discovered that the car was located in Sea Girt, NJ at the T&T Coast Buick GMC dealership. The website of the dealership revealed that the asking price for the car was $59,935.
This car was first mentioned on the SolsticeForum in January 2010.
Being curious, my wife and I took the 75 minute drive to the dealership to look at the car. ( My wife came because the ocean beach was just 3 miles from the dealership. How knows? I might have needed to ask permission to buy the car as well ! ) We drove in the convertible. ... a wonderful top-down day...
Upon arriving at the dealership, my wife and I were met by Kyle. ( It was hard to miss us. We came into the lot, which was covered in a sea of white, gray, and black cars, in our Mean/yellow Solstice. )
Kyle proceeded to tell me ( my wife walked away at this point ) all about the car. The car has been in climate controlled storage all this time. The car was checked out yearly. The key points of interest for me were 'never titled' and '25 miles'. I asked the question: "What is the in-service date of the car?" This is an important question for a 'never titled' car, at least in my mind. None of the sales guys could answer this question.
Shortly into our discussion, the dealership owner, Tom, joined our conversation. Eventually the discussion turned to prices. Tom felt that he would find a buyer for $59,935. This dealership is just 3 miles from the ocean. There are many multi-million dollar homes in the area and along the water. There is a yacht club a mile down the road as well. He felt that someone would want a new 'toy'.
Tom mentioned that he was not a sports car guy, so he decided to bring 926 onto the showroom floor to see whether or not it would sell. He didn't wish to continue paying for storage on a car that really did not hold his interest.
I did not ask about a soft top for the car, nor I did not mention the word 'convertible' in the Ebay ad as both of these items slipped my mind.
The car truly is in pristine shape.