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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Coupe #17

So I was browsing the online listings on Saturday and came across a fresh one...no pics, no price, just “2009 Solstice GXP Coupe. 3770 miles. Manual.” Is all it had.

So I called and left a message at like 5AM. They got back to me quickly and sent some images via text message. There it was, the one I’d been waiting for. Aggressive red, fantastic condition, reasonable price, soft top included, and only 240 miles away.

So I jumped.

I had sold my 08 aggressive red GXP manual after getting my new Tesla 3 and missed it terribly. Same designer, btw, which was obvious when they sat side by side in the garage. My wife hates the Tesla and the insurance is insane so I figured I’d be on the lookout for another kappa.

We made an overnight road trip out of it and made sure the kids had plenty of fun along the way. Picked it up on Sunday evening and although it killed me to turn it over the 4,000 mile mark I had to get it home. Drove, handled, and even smelled like a brand new car. Folks on either side of I-84 were turning their heads like owls trying to figure out what they were seeing. Sitting in that snug little interior with admittedly awful visibility felt like being home again...only this time with showroom quality surroundings!

So, getting a whopping 36 mpg, it made the run from Central Washington to Salem Oregon with plenty of gas to spare. Unicorn captured. Dream actualized. One of only 26 in my ideal configuration to finally call my own.

It spent its entire 10 year life in the dry, sparsely populated hills and flats of Central Washington. The original owner, mesmerized by one on the cover of a magazine, simply had to have one. He bought #17 and kept it as his garage trophy but wouldn’t admit he was a bit too old for a stick shift. He got two soft tops and aftermarket rims and tires to match the magazine cover (but never installed them). When he passed away a friend inherited #17 but the old guy was such a collector the tops, keys, fobs, and aftermarket rims/wheels were lost in a barn filled with a lifetime of collected items. They managed to find one of the soft tops and it’s headed my way now. I’m in contact with the friend and will see if the other items can head my way. I’m just happy they managed to order a new key so I could drive it!

So there you have it, the story of Coupe #17. A low-mileage Northwest native. Red like the Tesla (for sale) and my 88 Fiero GT manual (also for sale) and my 08 Solstice (now living it up in Palm Springs under the name Ms. Scarlet). I don’t name my cars so #17 will suffice 🙂
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 10:58 PM
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Congrats Terndude on your great find & a dream come true.
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And they say unicorns donít exist

Congratulations! What a find!

'09 Cool Solstice gxp Coupe
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Many of the publicity photos of the coupes showed the Q9Y twin spoke wheels that they never actually fitted to the coupes - is that what they had for your car? If so, try and find them - several of us have fitted them to our coupes as we liked the look of those photos.

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2007 BMW Z4M coupe
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Please share some photos !
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Please share some photos !
Yes, yes and congrats.

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wow, congrats.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Pics...and yeah, that’s an 88 Fiero GT in the background...
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And a few more! Custom license plate will be....000017
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Congratulations on your purchase. I will add your car to the coupe registry. Drive it and enjoy it.

07 Aggressive NA, 11-06 SOLD 9-17-08
09 WickedGXP9-25-08 Auto, Red calps,shorty antenna,windscreen,dibit & bkup light covers, leather armrests/console & door pockets,de-badged, pulsing 3rd light,GMPP CAI&tune, DDM susp set,Clear bra,garage opener in header, JPM lumbar,SOLO Mach Shty cat bk
09 Aggressive GXP Coupe 4-16-14, #577, Auto,soft top,Red calps,GM tune,GM acc whls,Conti Xtreme contact tires,pulsing 3rd light,red eng cover, DDM susp set,SOLO center Exh, Norm Valance
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a stick !

congrats...


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Mean 2007 NA 2007 Solstice ordered on 8/24/06 - Picked up on 12/12/06 - Totaled on 6/12/10
Mean 2008 GXP Acquired 6/21/10 with 1275 miles on it - Summer Solstice !
Deep 2009 NA Coupe Acquired 11/2/13 with 1040 miles on it
Mean 2009 GXP Coupe Acquired 8/27/16 with 9100 miles on it
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Got a few pics from underneath...I assume surface oxidation on the iron parts is to be expected after essentially sitting for 10 years. Uncleaned, as delivered in 09...
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That's pretty clean... look at those shocks - spotless!

2008 GXP Aggressive Red - SOL LVR - Trifecta custom switchable tune - DDM CAI/charge tubes/silicone hoses - Werks IC - Solo Hi-flow Cat/Mach Shorty exhaust - DDM Probeam/Backbone/Venom brace - Sprint Booster - Short throw shifter - Full LED conversion w/pulsating third brake light and sequential turn signals - SaddlX & GearTripR center console - Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
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That’s what caught my eye...what’s that yellow thing under there?? 😆
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turndude: wickedmike here. I added you to the coupe registry. Now I'm confused because I thought you were in WA. state. Are you actually in Salem OR. ? Also great looking car and the right!!! color!! We had 10 coupes at the nationals in Corning NY.
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09 Aggressive GXP Coupe 4-16-14, #577, Auto,soft top,Red calps,GM tune,GM acc whls,Conti Xtreme contact tires,pulsing 3rd light,red eng cover, DDM susp set,SOLO center Exh, Norm Valance
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