Dave, for what it's worth, in your sign-off at the bottom of your postings, could I assume that you meant to make that number '100741' OR are you meaning as you wrote: '000741'?
I own #741 of the "First 1000" Solstice promotion, that was tied in with the Apprentice television show.
On April 15, 2005, preregistered future owners tried to obtain a 1st 1000 Solstice. I got one. All 1000 were sold in 41 minutes. These were the cars with the VINs ending in 6Y000001 through 6Y001000.
As an aside, there were many issues with the computers at the dealerships. Two in particular were problematic. People living in areas of the country with ZIP codes starting with 0 were excluded from the promotion, and Canadian dealers were also locked out. The VINs # 6Y100700 through 6Y101000 were used to satisfy some of the 0-ZIPpers and the canadians, and then regular production started around 6Y101001 or thereabouts.
There was a lot of confusion with all of this, which resulted in a LOT of discussion here and on the Solsticeforum.com. When you have plenty of time, do some searching for 0-Zip, First 1000, and VIN number both here and on solsticeforum and prepare to be really confused.
There are a lot of people out there that seem to need to know where in the production spectrum their car was, and what number their car was. Most of us at the time were just excited to get our cars after waiting since the car shows in 2002 to get our little roadsters.
6Y000741 was built on August 26, 2005, and I took delivery on October 3, 2005. In between those dates it spent time sitting at Wilmington, DE plant, Lordstown, OH plant, and Janesville, WI plant before boarding a truck for the final trip to my dealer in the Milwaukee, WI area.