Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Vancouver BC
History tells us that when there are significant differences between the initial production cars and later standardized models, the first few cars can draw a premium. Examples would be the first 242 Jaguar XK120s were made in aluminum, by hand and are still worth more than the later pressed steel bodied cars.
The Solstice first 1,000 was a bit of an ad man's creation, though. Nothing significant except that they were the first ones off the line (and that doesn't seem to draw more money, so that didn't pan out for them in that sense) and 1,000 is a big number - more than the total production of many of the cars I've owned.
Great publicity even when paired with a cheesy TV show, so I imagine GM counted it as a win.
Regardless of whether you happen to own one of the 1,000 it is worth picking up the various accoutrements that went with them - the literature etc. will have collector value even if the cars don't.
One thing that always makes me laugh are the numerologists who value the last numbered car more highly than the car that actually came off the line last and was thus the last Solstice ever made. I fail to get how the number signifies over the actual last car........
1957 Jamaican bodied MGA
1958 MGA Twin Cam (race car)
1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe
1971 Jensen Interceptor
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
2007 BMW Z4M coupe
Recently departed: 1965 Jensen CV8, 1969 Lamborghini Islero S, 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT, 1969 MGC roadster
Mods at https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...thread-102178/
Bill in BC