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http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102869Car News briefs: Seeing Solstices on the road
Posted Date: 7/28/05
If you see Pontiac Solstice roadsters on the road, you shouldn’t be surprised. Despite reports of possible delays to this fall, the first production cars rolled off the line the week of July 18, headed to dealerships about the time you’re reading this. The first 1000 cars go to buyers who put down deposits during the car’s debut on the NBC reality show The Apprentice in April. Dealers have deposits for nearly 10,000 of the two-seaters.
The company plans to race the car and is working on a lightweight model with a hardtop appropriate for amateur racing, says Solstice exec Darren Post. If the project goes forward, a Solstice coupe could be sold to the public for about $1,500 to $1,800 less than the roadster. The base 2006 Solstice stickers at $19,995.