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Old 02-23-2004, 11:14 PM   #31
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OSV?

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Oldsmobile speciality Vehicles ? I actually forget what it stood for. They had all models, Alero,Intrigue, Aurora and evern that Van. Cant remember the full package but it was ground effects, maybe even lowered like 1", special wheels, a cherry burgandy red kinda color, more tuned suspensions, maybe a lower ratio. Anyhow I got linked to them on the Oldsmobile site you know the factory site like 3 years ago but when I though to get copies they were gone. I guess they never released them. It was around the time of the "anouncement". I do have a picture of the OSV Intrigue I would be willing to show but I actually dont know how to post pictures. I really want one of the Aurora I remember likeing it alot. More sporty. I also have a picture of the 97 Alero Alpha concept, much more sporty than the released model (of course).
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:49 PM   #33
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Euh...all I could find related to OSV






It sez Aurora


Intrigue OSV


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Old 02-23-2004, 11:56 PM   #34
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That interior looks great.
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All of Jim'* pics are little red X'* for me.
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Weird they loaded after I made that post. I don't have any osv aurora pics,
Here'* another good interior shot.
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ive never seen anything about a aurora osv. i know the alero osv, fist had a supercharged 4cylinder, then a highly tuned 3.5v6 it thought. the intrigue had a supercharged v6 was it? then eventually a 320hp 4.6 northstar v8. there was also a intrigue 442 with a 4.0v8. who cares what the van had....lol

groundeffects, rims, special interior, suspension, engine, the WHOLE works. they were actually set to be made, was going to go into production, then olds got the axe.

its funny, it took till now for cadillac to rip of olds again with the V series, or pontiac with the GXP'*, how come the company that pioneers everything goes down? brand management sucks


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The OSV Intrigue picture posted is the one I have. it may hve come from one of you guys before. One of the boards, either here of W body. Im getting the feeling we had this conversation before though. There was to be a OSV Aurora , Im sure. Was looking forward to seeing them before the end was announced. They were talking about a 442 Alero for a final year car if the interest was there but it wasnt. Wrong car in my opinion. That 442 Intrigue you guys posted is some kinda nice, did you see the yellow Intrigue with the subtle hood intakes. Then the race car , that ever get raced or was it not allowed. Bet the Nascar boys would have got their panties all in a bunch if an Aluminum DOHC Oldsmobile dished them out a can of woop *** Ever wonder why the Buick and Oldsmobile race programs got squashed ? All the division are running Buick and Olds based engines in their production cars I just heard tis weekend IRL may drop displacement down from 3.5 to 3.0, so apparently the A8 was too large now anyhow. Just found out the V10 Ferrari F1 cars are 3 litre too. Wow, them some angry little engines.

mikey said " its funny, it took till now for cadillac to rip of olds again with the V series, or pontiac with the GXP'*, how come the company that pioneers everything goes down? brand management sucks "

This is a Pontiac forum so I wont go there, the Pontiac guys here are great and the Pontiac crowd is the only reason there is L67 aftermarket. But I am not happy about the way Gm turned Olds into a corps to be scavaged and then only add models to Pontiac and Chevy anyhow. The original claim was they needed to down size but there are more models out there now than ever. The sad truth is the Oldsmobiles werent sellng well, but it was a transition period and most signs indicated it was going to pick up. They werent promoted, and more sporty packages like the OSV should have been out there all along. Sporty cars get attention , even if someone cant afford the expensive model they will get the plain jane just because its "almost". I also cant believe the Aurora wasnt out on the track running that newer sedan class where production cars FWD and RWD have at it. I beleive the 4.0 in a more purpose built version of the Aurora would have givin those Audi A6'* & A8'* a run for their money. That gets attention. Same with the Riviera that Im also annoyed about. A purpose built lighter GS version of that car would have changed peoples perception of the car and somebody besides older Doctors wifes would have bought the car. Ditto for the Aurora Im sure.

From some of the stuff I've read it was a hard decision and many involved had some second thoughts after the fact but it was done and the other divisions were applauding because they didnt pull the short straw and figured it would throw sales their way, pretty sick stuff if you ask me. Like I said though what rubs salt into it for me is how the other divisions are expanding model lines when downsizing was the main excuse givin for the decision. Sales were low but they still sold alot of cars, just not as many as the big boys wanted. :(
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im sure there was never a aurora osv, which is odd because it was their flagship car. every osv press release i ever saw talked only of the alero, intrigue and silloute OSV'*

saying that oldsmobile had a performance line in the works before cadillac and pontiac is only a fact, not a bias opinion. my point being, is this is the branch that pioneered everything, and in my opinion with the redesigns had better looking cars than any of the gm "clones', with only brand managment saying they get the smaller of the engine that they designed, or the softer of the suspension that they built which cadillac then the rest of gm eventually adopted.
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Well I put this question up on OCA forum and this is the responce I got. Steve Moskowitz(oldscarnut) was a lifetime Oldsmobile specific dealer. He has offered up lots of infomation on Olds history and involved in some older Olds restorations. He closed up his dealership sometime last year.
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OSV Aurora 02/25/04 07:42 PM
Was there or was there not to be a OSV Aurora. I seem to remember a Aurora when the OSV'* were still on the Oldsmobile.com website. I remember an Aurora, Intrigue, Alero and Sillouette OSV.

Now in a discussion on another forum I seem to be the only one that thinks there was to be a OSV Aurora. Is my memory playing tricks on me ?

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Re: OSV Aurora [Re: 86 2dr.ltd] 02/26/04 03:53 PM

There were several OSV Auroras. However, I guess that would depend on what you believe to be an OSV. OSV referred to Oldsmobile Specialty Vehicles and there were some made. There was not a red or green one on the show circuit to my knowledge although there was a red one made as a pace car. Several of these MAY find there way to auction soon.
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