Despite the rumored demise of the Kappa platform, and no official announcement on the topic, it appears from these amateur photos the Pontiac Solstice Coupe and Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe have begun to roll off the Wilmington, Delaware assembly line. We can't say whether these are production-intent cars filling the pipeline to dealers or early builds destined for fleet evaluation, but the little coupe is certainly there, in all its glory.

If you haven't seen the Solstice Coupe in person, it really is a pretty handsome car, addressing our twin complaints about the Solstice convertible; namely absolutely no trunk space and the added heft of the convertible top. We can't wait to see what the additional stiffness from a hardtop and the lighter weight will do for the car's on-road performance.[Marks Picasa Gallery via commenter EphraimZebra]