Sometimes a private collection outdoes even a barn find for bringing a rare, unique vehicle to the market, and that’s the case with this 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada pace vehicle on sale at a dealership in Longmont, Colorado with just 12,661 miles clocked on is odometer.
Not only did the 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada now up for sale serve as a pace car for Indy Racing as well as appearing in parades, it is the first of the 1999 model-year midsize luxury SUVs to roll off the assembly line. Its vehicle identification number or VIN is 1GHDT13W6X2700001 – the 00001 showing it was the very first of the 1999 Bravadas to be produced.
GM took the first Bravada off the assembly line and gave it a special paint job to be the brand ambassador at the races. Today, that vibrant metallic green and Graphite White exterior paint job is still intact and pristine, including a checked pattern on its sides and rear echoing racing flag heraldry. The colors are directly painted on, not created with decals or other lower-quality shortcuts.
The paint is glossy and fresh, while the vehicle was also fitted with strobe lights – which are also still fully functional – to give it an even flashier and more festive presence on the track. The new owner of this literally one-of-a-kind 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada will be able to sink into the posh comfort of leather upholstery when slipping behind the wheel, enjoy heated seating during the cooler months and the convenience of power-adjustable front seats.
Other interior details and convenience features include a power sunroof letting in plenty of light, A/C, power door locks, and power windows. The entertainment system features a CD changer, with audio controls located directly on the steering wheel.
GM also chose a fully equipped unit when it comes to performance, with power steering and brakes as well as the available camper/towing package. Like all second-gen Bravada SUVs, this one is configured with an all-wheel drivetrain. Under the hood, this unique Olds cradles the Vortec 4300 4.3L V6 LF6 gasoline engine tuned to deliver 190 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
First owned by GM itself as an official pace car and then by an unnamed collector, this truly unique 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada sport-utility is now up for sale at Red’s Auto & Truck for just under $25,000, offering a potential opportunity for lovers of special and unusual vehicles to add a VIN number 00001 racing-related vehicle to their garage.
Source/screenshots: Red’s Auto & Truck