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post #31 of 232 (permalink) Old 09-16-2014, 11:07 AM
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Late to the thread, but happy to have been the buyer on this car. Taking my time evaluating it in the light of my other cars and spending some time (as I have it) on this forum to educate myself. Thanks to the moderators and contributors. The information is a priceless part of the experience. Headed to the dyno next week to get some baseline performance measurements. With the money I saved on the purchase, maybe....?

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post #32 of 232 (permalink) Old 09-16-2014, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats! You got yourself an amazing car. Would have loved to have it. Have fun! Welcome to the forum!
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post #33 of 232 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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08, Saturn SKY, Mallett (#02) LS2, Auto, Black, 42,150 Miles.

Other Makes Mallett Saturn Sky Roadster Convertable | eBay

HAVE ALL RECEIPTS AND INVOICES: Car price was $28,115 and Malletts conversion was $35,999.52 for a total of $64,114.52
Options include:
GM 400 HP LS2 V8 ENGINE
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3:73 CUSTOM DIFFERENTIAL WITH CUSTOM DRIVESHAFT
SSBC CUSTOM BIG BRAKE UPGRADE WITH MALLETT ENGRAVED CALIPERS
MALLETT CUSTOM BADGING AND SEAT EMBROIDERY
MALLETT CUSTOM NUMBER PLAQUE
SKY REDLINE REAR FACIA
HAS A NICE CUSTOM WINDSCREEN INSTALLED

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post #34 of 232 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 07:45 AM
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I have been toying with the idea of either buying one built or doing one myself but after seeing more then one for sale and the baths these people are taking when they go to sell one no thanks .
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Posted on Craigslist 10/25/14, 2006 Pontiac Solstice SS V8! - $30000, Apex, NC

2006 Pontiac Solstice SS V8! (pics)

2006 pontiac Solstice originally a 2.4 manual base car, 09 Pontiac G8 GT V8 6.0 LS76 6sp automatic 6L80E, 3.72 LS pos rear diff, ZO6 suspension kit, custom dual exhaust with dyno tune mufflers, work done by R&J Mechanical Custom Welding at Apex NC, computer,dyno, programming performed by Carolina Auto Masters in Durham NC, red and black interior was done by AAA interiors in Apex.

No tire kickers and no that's cool man... Money talks.. I have a huge albumn of detailed parts, and pictures of the build.. Plus I even modified the trunk a few more cubic feet of space too...

NO TRADES! I'm selling because I'm going out of the country and I can't take it with me... Believe me I want too but the tariff tax is crazy$$$$... So my hard work is your gain

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post #36 of 232 (permalink) Old 10-25-2014, 06:37 PM
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When is someone going to make up a nice plastic (maybe carbon fibre) cover that snaps over the Ecotec cam covers and looks like an LS top end. Laugh if you will, but I can just about guarantee they'd sell them! I'll take a nice LS7.....

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post #37 of 232 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted on Craigslist 10/25/14, 2006 Pontiac Solstice SS V8! - $30000, Apex, NC

2006 Pontiac Solstice SS V8! (pics)

2006 pontiac Solstice originally a 2.4 manual base car, 09 Pontiac G8 GT V8 6.0 LS76 6sp automatic 6L80E, 3.72 LS pos rear diff, ZO6 suspension kit, custom dual exhaust with dyno tune mufflers, work done by R&J Mechanical Custom Welding at Apex NC, computer,dyno, programming performed by Carolina Auto Masters in Durham NC, red and black interior was done by AAA interiors in Apex.

No tire kickers and no that's cool man... Money talks.. I have a huge albumn of detailed parts, and pictures of the build.. Plus I even modified the trunk a few more cubic feet of space too...

NO TRADES! I'm selling because I'm going out of the country and I can't take it with me... Believe me I want too but the tariff tax is crazy$$$$... So my hard work is your gain
If you look at his underhood pictures, it's clear that that car will have serious overheating problems in warmer climates. Asking $30k, but budget another $10-15 to make the car work.
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2006, Mallett (#28), LS2, 400HP, Agressive (Red) w/silver stripes, 14,960 Miles, $34,988

LUK GOLD PRO CLUTCH MALLETT CUSTOM SHOCKS AND SPRINGS, UP GRADED LARGE BIG RED BRAKES, CORSA STAINLESS STEEL MUFFLERS, CUSTOM MALLETT 2 CORE RADIATOR, POLYURETHANE RACE BUSHINGS, BLACK CARBON FIBER COIL COVERS, MALLETT BODY GRAPHICS, MALLETT CUSTOM NUMER PLATE AND MORE

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post #39 of 232 (permalink) Old 11-02-2014, 07:08 PM
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I think 35k is going to be a stretch but as a fellow V8 solstice owner I hope they get it.
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Compared to what some other members have had to pay to 'fix' their conversions, $35k for a Mallett that 'just works' is probably worth it.
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post #41 of 232 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 10:47 AM
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Again, this is an example of an early Mallett with "only" a 400 hp LS2 and a stock 5-speed tranny, stock wheels, etc. You'd have to spend quite a bit more to have an apples to apples comparison to the Werks and DDM offerings discussed here. Also, the Malletts have the same overheating issues as the others, if not worse. And, of course, Mallet went bankrupt (twice), so no help with anything from him. But if I were looking, I'd buy one where most Malletts sell these days - low to mid 20's, do the simple cooling tweaks and replace the tranny when it fails.
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I have friends with a Mallet and it does not "just work". It suffers from over heating, the cruise control does not function and they left the tunnel brace off the car. One of the consequences of the lack of the tunnel brace was a loss in controllability under sever circumstances. When trying to avoid hitting an animal on a road while crossing a bridge, the Mallet lost stability and ended up hitting both ends of the car on the bridge as the car spun. It took two years and a lot of bucks to return the car to service.

I am not saying that this is true for all Mallets however, I do not believe that this car is unique. It is an early production version and may have faults in execution that later cars do not experience.

Also, though I have had heating challenges with my car, the builder is still very much a going enterprise and has stood behind the car fully and continues to do so today.

Big difference from buying a car from a builder that has gone bankrupt twice and is no longer in business


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The best buy on this forum is the Archie build LS3 V8 for just 25K.
I will say it again.
A lot of people here talking about doing or wanting a V8 Solstice and this one is all done and with a price that is really very good.
I really do not understand why is still available, specially when all the others are 10K more for less motor than this one.

Aggressive GXP at $25,995.00 shipping of $600, MT.
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The best buy on this forum is the Archie build LS3 V8 for just 25K.
I will say it again.
A lot of people here talking about doing or wanting a V8 Solstice and this one is all done and with a price that is really very good.
I really do not understand why is still available, specially when all the others are 10K more for less motor than this one.
You need to check out his website and see the awesome V8 Fiero conversions he does I was impressed

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post #45 of 232 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 07:12 PM
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Totally agree, LV.
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