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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/22 10:40 a.m.
NickD said:
mtn said:
Grtechguy said:
preach (dudeist priest) said:

It was also badged as an Opel GT.

Wasn't it Europe for several years before coming stateside as the Soltice/Sky?

No... The Skystice was a Pontiac first. Maybe you're thinking of the Saturn Astra?

The Solstice came out in '06, the Opel GT was introduced in Europe in '07 and the Saturn Sky was introduced in 2007 as well. All were the same car.

Might have been thinking of the Vauxhall VX220 aka Opel Speedster. It had a styling resemblance to the Saturn Sky and the Opel GT.

ian sane
ian sane Dork
4/14/22 11:17 a.m.

I haven't seen one in months, maybe years and on the way to work this morning...

 

Still really good looking cars, just...

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/22 11:19 a.m.

It's a shame the Sky coupe came out just in time for the brand to expire. It was a cool looking car.

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
4/14/22 3:01 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

It's a shame the Sky coupe came out just in time for the brand to expire. It was a cool looking car.

There was only a Sol coupe, never a Sky. Maybe a proto existed.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/14/22 3:32 p.m.
fatallightning said:
Keith Tanner said:

It's a shame the Sky coupe came out just in time for the brand to expire. It was a cool looking car.

There was only a Sol coupe, never a Sky. Maybe a proto existed.

Darren Mcnamara, an Irish drifter competing in Formula Drift, built a phantom Saturn Sky coupe with a supercharged LS motor. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/22 3:35 p.m.

I made it up because I wanted to exist, I guess. I never appreciated the Bugs Bunny nose on the Solstice, I always felt the Opel/Saturn nose was far more successful.

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
4/15/22 9:00 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I did too. It's grown on me though. Sky RLs were a bit harder to find at the time though. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
4/15/22 9:02 a.m.

The seller has gone silent, so not an issue any longer.  Thanks for the info!

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/15/22 10:54 a.m.
NickD said:
mtn said:
Grtechguy said:
preach (dudeist priest) said:

It was also badged as an Opel GT.

Wasn't it Europe for several years before coming stateside as the Soltice/Sky?

No... The Skystice was a Pontiac first. Maybe you're thinking of the Saturn Astra?

The Solstice came out in '06, the Opel GT was introduced in Europe in '07 and the Saturn Sky was introduced in 2007 as well. All were the same car.

It was also sold as a Vauxhall too IIRC.

EDIT: I see now that it was already mentioned...

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
4/15/22 10:59 a.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

An Opel Speedser/Vauxhall VX220 Turbo is on my short list when they're import eligible. Ex-Elise and current GXP Solstice owner, so smooshing that drivetrain into something 1000 lbs lighter and mid engine sounds like a win win to me.

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