Car and Driver deemed the Solstice one of the top 10 most beautiful cars of 2009. The two-seater convertible enjoyed early popularity, but sales took a turn in 2008. It hit rock bottom as the Solstice's five-year lifespan ended when GM's bankruptcy and restructuring plan called for the closure of its plant in Wilmington, Del., in 2009. "It was a de facto flop because they shut down production," Hagerty says. "But it was an excellent little car."
Collector prognosis: Two-seater convertibles are irresistible to American car buyers. "If someone builds a two-seater, people want it," Hagerty says. "It's ingrained in our cultural mindset."
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