Oldsmobile W41 performance
Billed as The Ultimate Performance Achieva by Oldsmobile, R&H is excited to offer for sale this extremely clean & RARE 1992 Olds Achieva SCX W41.
- W41 camshafts
- low restriction mufflers
- 7000 rpm redline
- W41 integrated direct ignition cover
- 30mm front stabilizer bar
- Tubular rear axle with a wider track
- Twin rear stabilizer bars
- 140 mph speedometer
- Revised tachometer redline
- Five spoke aluminum wheel (14” x 6.5”)
- High speed rated tires
- “W41” and “Achieva SCX” identification
- Front facia with integrated fog lights
- Dual stainless steel exhaust
Wow! Not just your run of the mill Achieva, this model boasts a W41 High Output Quad 4 DOHC (16 valve) engine that produces 190 horses @ 6800 rpm, and 160 lb. - ft. of torque @ 5200 rpm. This example, designed for high performance, is one of only 1,146 units built in 1992.
Looking at this car from the standpoint of being born in 1992, it's a very solid and clean car. It should be, having had only one owner and under 18,000 miles. The exterior panels are as straight and smooth as it gets and the cloth interior looks as it did the day it left the dealership. And did we mention how clean the car is?
The W41 powered SCX was produced by Oldsmobile to be a race car. They had to make 1,000 production cars to homoligize them for “showroom stock” racing the likes of IMSA Firehawk and SCCA GRAND-AM World Challenge. 1146 were produced in 1992. This included the move to smaller diameter yet wider V-rated P215/60VR-14 BF Goodrich Comp T/A tires on 14x6.5 inch cast aluminum wheels (compared to the SC's 205/55R-16 on 16x6 inch wheels) and different suspension components on the SCX-specific FX3 RPO coded suspension. The suspension changes included larger diameter direct-acting front sway bar over the base Achieva, a wider rear axle with dual rear sway bars, "Computer Command Ride" (CCR) electronically adjustable struts and shock absorbers, as well as higher spring rates and bushing changes.
Kurt Shubert, owner of this car and president of Automotive History Preservation Society had this to say: “The SCX's powertrain included the highest output naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine GM had produced up to that time, the 190-horsepower, 160 lb·ft torque W41 version of Oldsmobile's Quad 4 engine. Compared to the SC's standard high-output, 180-horsepower LGO Quad 4, the W41 version of the LGO Quad 4 was fitted with different camshafts, a low restriction exhaust system with dual mufflers and a special engine computer calibration for the ignition and fuel systems that also raised the engine's redline to 7200 rpm. This engine was complemented by a unique version of the Getrag-licensed, GM-Muncie built Getrag 282 five-speed transmission with special second and fifth gears as well as a different final drive ratio for quicker acceleration and better gearing to keep the engine in its power band, mated to a concentric slave clutch.
This '92 SCX is one of 218 in Black. About 11,000 of its 17,xxx miles were added during the first 4 years going to shows and events. Kept in climate controlled building for the last 15 years, it's never seen winter weather. This cars has been driven, but at the same time preserved. Everything is original on it except for fluids, filters, and battery. The original V-rated BF Goodrich tires and wheels were removed with about 10,000 miles and stored, and are included. New and close to original BF Goodrich tires were mated to correct SCX factory wheel and are now on the car.
This SCX was a parade car in the 1997 Oldsmobile 100th Birthday meet in Lansing, MI in 1997. Documentation of this and other documentation like the window sticker are included.
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