Junkyard Treasure: 2006 Pontiac Solstice

The launching of the Pontiac Solstice, back in 2005 for the 2006 version year, stimulated much enjoyment in the vehicle globe. Sales were quick initially, and after that they weren’t so terrific … and after that Pontiac itself went under The General’s cost-cutting axe. One point I have actually found out throughout my junkyard travels is that also popular cars ultimately get to a factor at which they begin appearing in the huge self-service junkyards. The BMW Z3 started showing up in such backyards concerning 5 years earlier, along with the Audi TT. While the Honda S2000 still seems excluded from this procedure, today’s Junkyard Treasure reveals that the moment has actually currently come for the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Skies.

The very first Z3s and also TTs I saw in the U-Wrench-type backyards were crash targets, unworthy dealing with, which holds true with this Solstice. In a couple of even more years, I’ll begin seeing the periodic Solstice/Sky disposed of as a result of basic worn-outness.

Somebody got hold of all the undented front body components and also the transmission (these products, most likely, being important), yet no junkyard customers have actually seemed like drawing the non-turbo 2.0-liter Ecotec.

The indoor appears filthy, most likely from direct exposure to the components while resting outdoors in this Colorado Springs ravaging backyard, yet not in poor form or else.

Possibly the automobile’s proprietor commemorated a return from Iraq with the acquisition of a stylish brand-new Pontiac, 13 years earlier.

These autos have a passionate following, so I had not been anticipating to see a junked one so right after manufacturing discontinued. I really felt similarly concerning the Chrysler Crossfire, nonetheless, and also I found two of those last year.

What’s following, a 2002-2005 Thunderbird?

Such positive outlook!

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