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No Friggin way!! This is the exact concept behind my hardtop idea!! Lucky for me they look to only be doing the station wagon look, mine will be a fastback. I can only imagine how heavy that thing would be, just look at all that glass! If they are going to be at the Detroit auto show then I am Definately going this year!

From a design and style standpoint I really like the looks of it, reminds me of the Nomad concept from a couple of years ago.
 

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sorry, I forgot to mention the sarcastic nature of my previous post. I see this version as a alternate option, if you dont like the factory removable hardtop or the stock soft top and your not too fond of the fastback there's always a station wagon! Soon enough we'll have all the bases covered.
 

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dori-san said:
You know, it's not like it's a NEW idea or anything... a hardtop that replaces the decklid.

We were talking about doing something similar WAY back before production started.

http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2689
I have never, ever seen a car that transforms from a roadster to a sport wagon. This is no ordinary run of the mill removeable hardtop. It's pretty damn cool if you ask me. Kind of resembles the Z3 coupe, wagon whatever it is. Solves the storage problem for road trips. Maybe if it had a targa top for open air driving and packing it full of stuff. Sure beats the luggage rack/trailer dilemma that has been going on.
 

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I just REALLY love the concept that stang and I had our minds set on, a full on decklid replacement that latches into the windshield and slopes back in a fastback style with a rear hatch to have access to the trunk. It's basically like owning the Solstice roadster AND the Solstice coupe without having to have 2 cars.

I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.
 

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dori-san said:
I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.
Soon, very soon...
 

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dori-san said:
I just REALLY love the concept that stang and I had our minds set on, a full on decklid replacement that latches into the windshield and slopes back in a fastback style with a rear hatch to have access to the trunk. It's basically like owning the Solstice roadster AND the Solstice coupe without having to have 2 cars.

I can only hope somebody bites our idea and runs with it. I'm looking for the hatch to be styled as close to the top of the coupe concept as possible, with a rounded glass for the hatch. Also perhaps with a glass roof.
The coupe idea is just plain better! Those Germans got nothing on us...except money... and a prototype. :)

http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1466&d=1116969752
 

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stang said:
...and a prototype. :)
Acctually it looks like they photochopped a preproduction solstice. I dont read German but it doesn't specifically state that the car will be there. Also, it says that it is a design study so that is no promise of production.

I'm still going to take a look at their booth, this would be a really cool option! Imagine the number of different cars you could drive around in just by swapping roofs!! It's certainly a lot cheaper than buying multiple cars!
 

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2006 EDAG Pontiac Solstice Hardtop

(from EDAG Press Release) In its first-ever appearance at the Detroit Motor Show, EDAG will exhibit two show cars as proof of its competence when it comes to innovative development solutions, including small series production.

A world premiere will be the display of the Pontiac Solstice in a hardtop version. The American sports convertible comes from the factory with a cloth top which disappears under a flap in the back when retracted. The EDAG designers have designed a special hardtop, including a new boot flap, for the Solstice which not only puts a solid roof over the driver’s head, but also gives the car a completely new appearance. Inspired by the Pontiac Safari station wagons of the 1950s and 1960s, the EDAG designers have come up with a dynamic, elegant and contemporary variant of a sports estate.


http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-EDAG-Pontiac-Solstice-Hardtop.htm

This is a concept by a German engineering & design company (www.edag.de) . They do not produce them.
 

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Unlike many of you, I really like it. It gives a number of options to the owners that people have wanted for years. A fun car to drive with acres of storage coupled with the ability to morph back into a roaster with a little planning. It solves the long trip storage dilemma without making the owner really give up anything long term.

I like the Nomad look and it would make a nice complement to my 57. :cool:
 

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I don't know if I would "own" one but it is a neat idea and something for the car show guys to show off.
 

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GM, just let Chevy build the Nomad! Trust me, I'll buy one! However, I look forward to checking out this version as well as Chewievette's.
 
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