A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Jim Whitmer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who asked me if I was interested in doing a story about his car – a Pontiac Solstice Coupe. This was somewhat unusual, as most of the time I have to ask car owners if I can do a story on their car and ask them to send me pictures – not the other way around. In addition, the coupe version of the Pontiac Solstice is a rare car. I was intrigued about the car, so I contacted Jim and told him that I was interested in his car.
2010 Pontiac Soltstice Coupe
Jim’s car is a 2010 Pontiac Solstice coupe in a hydro metallic blue color. As you can see from the pictures, it is a very attractive car. Much of the information in this post was provided by Jim.
You Will Not See Many Pontiac Solstice Coupes On The Street
At just 12 units, the 2010 Pontiac Solstice Coupe is the lowest number produced of any production auto made by General Motors. The Pontiac Solstice coupe was introduced just a short time before General Motors filed for bankruptcy and eliminated the Pontiac Division. Next lowest production numbers are held by the 1953 Corvette of which only 300 units were built. The third lowest General Motors production number belongs to the 2009 Solstice Coupe at 1254. As you can see, these cars are not very common.
I Particularly Like This View
Of the 1266 total of both 2009 and 2010 Pontiac Solstice coupes, 122 were exported to Mexico, 87 went to Canada, with the remaining 1057 staying in the United States. Of this 1266, the lowest number produced in a specific color was 26 in Hydro Metallic Blue, which is the color of Jim’s Pontiac Solstice coupe.
From This Angle It Does Look Like A Pontiac
Of the twelve 2010 Pontiac Solstice coupes, 1 went to Canada with the other 11 remaining in the United States. Nine of these cars were GXP 2.0 Turbos and 3 cars used the 20% larger 2.4 non-turbo engine. Five had automatic transmissions and 7 had the 5-speed manual transmission. Three were painted Hydro Metallic Blue (paint code #22U); 3 Metallic Gray (#75U); 2 Red (#74U); 2 Burgundy (#79U); 1 White (#50U); and 1 Teal Metallic car which was a new color to 2010 and that car went to Canada.
The Solstice Has A Distinctive Front Grille
Jim’s Pontiac Solstice coupe with serial #100018 is Hydro Metallic Blue, has a 5-speed manual transmission, 2.4 engine, positraction rear axle drive with 3.91 gearing, and air conditioning. Jim says that this cars appears more like it only has 2,700 miles on it rather than the 27,000 that it actually has. Apparently it has been stored inside most of its life. It is said to be in 100% factory original condition with no modifications.
It Has A Removal Top For More Fresh Air
The computer is factory chipped to limit the top speed to 143 mph. Jim will not admit to having the car going that fast, but says that it feels like the car would reach 143 mph, if left in 4th gear. These cars would not be considered fast compared to many of the high-horsepower cars on the market, but these cars have brisk performance. You are not going to get in anyone’s way!
Like All Pontiac Solstices, The Storage Space Is Limited
While I have not been inside a Pontiac Solstice coupe, I have spent some time in a Pontiac Solstice convertible while competing in a rally as a navigator for Steve Levesque of New Hampshire in his Pontiac Solstice convertible, but these are not spacious cars. These are personal cars for one or two people traveling lightly. These are fun cars!
Interior Is Not Overdone
I like the coupe styling of these cars, but the ability to remove the top for more open touring is an added feature.
Jim says that this car is for sale. Therefore this is a opportunity to own a very nice version of an uncommon car.
Front-Hinged Hood Provides Good Access To Engine Bay
As I noted earlier, Jim Whitmer lives in Oklahoma City, OK, USA, and can arrange delivery. Foreign shipment is available to all US ports, with the exception of the northeast. Call Jim any time at 405 751-4521 for more information about this car. Jim says that he loves to talk cars. You can also contact Jim via email to get additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org