1 (edited by bspeed 2022-11-20 05:31 PM)

Topic: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Are you prepared to be the envy of every racer in the paddock?

Are you ready for that Tiktok guy to run up to your car and say: “Hey I love your car….what do you do for a living?”

Do you NOT want to be another wannabe racer driving a cheaty Miata or BMW?

Most importantly….are you willing to completely dominate all of the other losers you’ll be racing against? (in class B or C)

If you answered YES to the above questions….then just maybe you are ready for “Driving Excitement!!”

Offered for sale, is this premium, cherry, honey hole of a piece of automotive history.  The Bob Lutz inspired (slash commanded), Miata dominating…..Pontiac Solstice!!!!

Clean title, in hand…..amazingly NO bank loan on this supercar!......you show up with cash I can hand it right over to your sadistic team.

2006 Pontiac Solstice
2.4L 4 cylinder LE5 ECOTEC (Have you heard the GM sound of power??)
5 speed manual trans
Race exhaust installed.  Loud but not obnoxious.
Carpet / Interior items stripped
Kirkey Aluminum race seat already installed
Quick release removable steering wheel included
18” wheels with Hoosier (used) installed
Cold air intake included, not installed
Mega cheaty SCCA T2 Solstice ZOK suspension package included.  Shocks, Stab bars.  If you know, you know….but the judges won’t.

What does she need to compete:
Cage installed and fire suppression.  Otherwise she runs and is ready to race.

BUT WAIT ……there’s more….far far more.  Just when you thought this deal could not possibly get better wait until you hear what you get if you order now.

Here is just a partial list of the spare parts you’ll get. 
(2) complete, nearly new low mileage 2.4L LE5 ecotec engines, with clutches and flyhweels
(2) nearly complete 2.0L TURBO LNF ecotec engines (yes after you dominate class C or B you can install the turbo engine and move on up to class A)
(2) complete 5 speed manual transmissions
(1) complete Solstice GXP intercooler and piping
(1) complete differential
(1) SCCA T2 ZOK suspension package.  This is unobtainium, priceless, and guaranteed to deliver victory.
Multiple sets of brakes and brake components.
Multiple sets of axles, drive shafts, etc.
(2) Assembled radiator units
(2) Bumpers and rear facia
Complete spare wiring harnesses, ECU’s etc.
Various body components, lights, internal supports,
So many things I have forgotten.  Probably 5-6 totes full of parts.

This dream is located in Colorado, just North of Denver.  Don’t let this opportunity slip by.  Buy it today and spend the winter consuming beer and planning your theme.

Cost:
Car $500
Spares: $5000

***must buy spares with car to receive the special pricing on the car.
**** sell off a few of the engines and transmissions and you might just make money on this purchase.  Seriously you are getting a complete running car PLUS (4) engines and (2) transmissions!

https://i.ibb.co/pdfV40T/Solstice1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Lhd1VPv/Solstice3.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/BBxnkKZ/Solstice4.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/nLGyVb5/Solstice2.jpg

https://ibb.co/9WbKy80
https://ibb.co/6WMSpmf
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Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Car $500
Spares: $5000

***must buy spares with car to receive the special pricing on the car.

"This one simple trick makes all the Lemons $500 doubters angry"

If you know, you know….but the judges won’t.

Yes they will. Definitely have confirmed that the judges know stupidly obscure car facts... Not only that, but they'll remember this exact sales post if this car rolls through tech a year from now.

World record simca driver, kei car owner, zymurgist
1989 Merkur XR4Ti - Project Merkur Space Program - Winner "Halloween Meets Gasoline" The Pitt Maneuver 2022
1980 Dodge Challenger: Most Extreme eLemonAtion Challenger (Rust Belt Ramble 2021 Dishonorable Mention)

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Check Ebay, these engines and transmissions are trading for $1500-3000+.  A team could very easily be net positive on this purchase and could spend that money on some high quality plywood to make a splitter and wing.

The ZOK shocks are not installed, so you could in theory keep what is on the car and run it as is if you find yourself at the peak of the moral high ground.  (they aren't actually cheaty, they were readily available as a track/autox upgrade before GM pooped itself.....now they are difficult to find)

Choose your own adventure....

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

bspeed wrote:

Check Ebay, these engines and transmissions are trading for $1500-3000+.  A team could very easily be net positive on this purchase and could spend that money on some high quality plywood to make a splitter and wing.

The ZOK shocks are not installed, so you could in theory keep what is on the car and run it as is if you find yourself at the peak of the moral high ground.  (they aren't actually cheaty, they were readily available as a track/autox upgrade before GM pooped itself.....now they are difficult to find)

Choose your own adventure....

Great ad.  Seems like a good bit of stuff for the asking price.

There was a Solstice at Yokohama Sears Pointless this year. It was in B class and placed 22nd overall.

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Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

22    #21 Sorry For Party Racing   B
Laps    Total Time    Best Lap    Best Time    Diff    Gap   
305    29:29:01.151    292    02:11.616    3.401       
2006/Pontiac/Solstice



Results are not official

40+x Loser.....You'd think I would learn......
5x I.O.E  Winner   1 Heroic Fix Winner   1 Org Choice Winner
2x  I Got Screwed Winner    2x Class C Winner
(Still a Class B driver in a Class A car)

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

bspeed wrote:

Check Ebay, these engines and transmissions are trading for $1500-3000+


Man isn't that the truth. I remember grabbing one of those transmissions at a junk yard for like $150 years back thinking it was going to be a great cheap trans that would be easy to get more if it broke. Nearest junkyard wants $1800 now.

20+ Time Loser FutilityMotorsport
Turbo Dodge Powered E36 Build
2008 Saab 9-5Aero Wagon
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Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Just to clear up any misconception that we are passing along our dirty underwear to a fellow unsuspecting Lemons team or bailing on the challenge of entering a Solstice ourselves…..

We ARE going to enter a Solstice in Lemons next season.  We are selling the “GOOD” car to you guys!!

Below is the car we are working on.  It suffered a “thermal event” as GM likes to say.  Mental dared us to enter a particular engine swap….so we took on the challenge.  This car has a fantastic patina and unmistakable camp fire smell.

The car for sale is far closer to "race ready."

https://i.ibb.co/T0tVWcm/thumbnail-IMG-1692.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/c2LDYnG/pic1.jpg

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

will an LS and 6 speed fit? Just asking for a friend.

"get up and get your grandma outta here"

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Mr.Yuck wrote:

will an LS and 6 speed fit? Just asking for a friend.

No need for a 6 speed, the 5 speed is fine.  A LM7 or L33 can be installed cheaply and under the budget cap. 

Given Redbull's recent penalty we are being very careful about our accounting process.

So tell your friend yes.

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Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

bspeed wrote:
Mr.Yuck wrote:

will an LS and 6 speed fit? Just asking for a friend.

No need for a 6 speed, the 5 speed is fine.  A LM7 or L33 can be installed cheaply and under the budget cap. 

Given Redbull's recent penalty we are being very careful about our accounting process.

So tell your friend yes.

V-8 swap??
can you say White Claw?

a REAL man would do a  Supercharged AND Turbocharged ecotec
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ifos8v … sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ifos8vsTmHapi4iMKxNvU4BeNB0Fm8t2/view?usp=sharing

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

TheEngineer wrote:
bspeed wrote:

Check Ebay, these engines and transmissions are trading for $1500-3000+


Man isn't that the truth. I remember grabbing one of those transmissions at a junk yard for like $150 years back thinking it was going to be a great cheap trans that would be easy to get more if it broke. Nearest junkyard wants $1800 now.

i grabbed a AR-5 from a Sky  a few months back for $120

What people ASK on ebay and what the GET on ebay are wildly divergent...
people have the same ad for $1500 AR-5 tranny up on ebay for months and months... do they ever sell them for that price?? who knows...

there are 2 of them in pick-a-part VA
https://pickapartva.com/inventory-searc … l=SOLSTICE

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

billstewartx wrote:
TheEngineer wrote:
bspeed wrote:

Check Ebay, these engines and transmissions are trading for $1500-3000+


Man isn't that the truth. I remember grabbing one of those transmissions at a junk yard for like $150 years back thinking it was going to be a great cheap trans that would be easy to get more if it broke. Nearest junkyard wants $1800 now.

i grabbed a AR-5 from a Sky  a few months back for $120

What people ASK on ebay and what the GET on ebay are wildly divergent...
people have the same ad for $1500 AR-5 tranny up on ebay for months and months... do they ever sell them for that price?? who knows...

there are 2 of them in pick-a-part VA
https://pickapartva.com/inventory-searc … l=SOLSTICE


I wish I had good pick a parts near me. Most of what is nearby is just standard parts yards, and they're all asking silly prices for them. Don't know if they sell for the asking price, but they are way up there. I hate dealing with CL and ebay, so I'm just ignoring it until I actually need a spare.

20+ Time Loser FutilityMotorsport
Turbo Dodge Powered E36 Build
2008 Saab 9-5Aero Wagon
Retired - 1989 Dodge Daytona Shelby 2011-2015 "Lifetime Award for Lack of Achievement" IOE, 3X I got screwed, Organizer's Choice

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

billstewartx wrote:
bspeed wrote:
Mr.Yuck wrote:

will an LS and 6 speed fit? Just asking for a friend.

No need for a 6 speed, the 5 speed is fine.  A LM7 or L33 can be installed cheaply and under the budget cap. 

Given Redbull's recent penalty we are being very careful about our accounting process.

So tell your friend yes.

V-8 swap??
can you say White Claw?

a REAL man would do a  Supercharged AND Turbocharged ecotec
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ifos8v … sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ifos8vsTmHapi4iMKxNvU4BeNB0Fm8t2/view?usp=sharing

They make those things for an LS too...

"get up and get your grandma outta here"

14 (edited by bspeed 2022-11-14 07:12 AM)

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Just because a junk yard has the car doesn't mean it has the parts you need, or that they would be in usable condition.  We were lucky enough to find (at the time) the only Solstice within 3 states in a pick and pull a few months ago.  We grabbed what was useable.  But the engine, trans, etc were all long gone.  Often times these parts are stripped before they get to the yard.  As you can see this one was pretty well picked clean.

https://i.ibb.co/Hz3qBr5/Solstice7.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/tstB8q8/Solstice8.jpg

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Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

I've had two friends send me the link to this ad and if I were in a different place I would totally jump all over it.  A very good platform to make into an endurance car. 

I just bought my first auction car (a 2007 Saturn Sky) because I wanted the engine and should be able to part out the rest for a small net positive. 

If you don't end up selling off the package as a package I would love to possibly purchase an LE5 engine block to two. 

That said, I have to believe someone will come along and buy everything. 

Quite a value for sure.

GLWS!

Re: Pontiac Solstice 5 speed manual 2.4L domination machine! $500 SOLD!!!!

Sold sold sold.....to the man in Steamboat Springs...