Even though I still think the Achieva was saddled with the very lamest car name of all time— what ether-huffing focus group OK’d that abomination?— the SCX was actually quite quick for its time, and incredibly quick for a marque that appealed primarily to octogenarians too frugal to spring for a Buick. They were fairly rare to begin with, and this is the first SCX I’ve ever spotted in a self-service wrecking yard.
It’s got the Le Bra and a fair number of “tuner” style accessories, so it’s not hard to picture the young dude who spent years screaming at Integra and SE-R owners about how his W41-powered front-wheel-drive machine was actually thee most awesome thing evar. To which the response was probably “Oldsmo-what?”
185 horsepower, 2,700 pounds… and I still think it deserves to be crushed, because of that stupid name. I cringe just typing it! How could The General have sunk so low? Even bringing back the Starfire name would have been a better idea than (ugh) Achieva.
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