The Oldsmobile Intrigue was never too intriguing and production wrapped up after five years following General Motors’ decision to shutter the brand.
Countless models are now available on Craigslist for less than $2,000 but a special Intrigue recently popped up on eBay for $19,500. While that’s nearly ten times the price of a standard Intrigue, the model in question is the Intrigue OSV concept from 2000.
Designed to hint at a possible performance model, the Intrigue OSV concept was equipped with a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine which produced 260 hp (193 kW / 263 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. That might not sound like much by today’s standards but it was a significant improvement over the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 which developed 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS) and 234 lb-ft (316 Nm) of torque.
The Intrigue’s four-speed automatic transmission carried over but Oldsmobile wanted the OSV concept to appeal to driving enthusiasts. As a result, engineers installed Koni springs and struts as well as Brembo brakes.
Besides the performance upgrades, the car was equipped with sportier bodywork, a center-mounted Borla dual exhaust system and 19-inch alloy wheels. The minor styling changes continued in the cabin as the concept has Recaro front seats, titanium pedals and red leather accents on the steering wheel and shifter.
The concept only has 493 miles (793 km) on it and the $19,500 price is for the buy it now option. The Florida dealer which is offering the car is also accepting offers so here’s your chance to buy a piece of Oldsmobile history.
This isn’t the first time the car has gone up for sale on the auction site but it is $2,000 cheaper this time around. That may not sound like much but it’s enough to buy a standard Intrigue and have a little left over.