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Old 01-12-2003, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default 96 SC2--Special Edition?

Hello,

I just purchased a 96 SC2. I was told that it was a Special Edition. The Acura salesman has really no idea what was so special about the special edition.

From what I can see, it looks like a fairly typical 96 SC2, with some differences. It is black, not black gold, it has a red accent stripe not a gold one, and a really garish looking special edition decal on the trunk lid. Oh, and the Saturn signage on the trunk is filled in with a red stripe.

I was just wondering if any of you have ever seen or heard of these cars.

Thanks,

Bill

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Old 01-12-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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Yep they are real and you have one. Nothing too special about them other than the red stripe and black badges.

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Old 01-12-2003, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have one. It's actually called the "Classic" Edition. I bought mine new in September '96--just after the '97's had been introduced. According to the salesman, the last 3,000 G1 SC2s built were Classic Editions. Essentially, it was a $3,600 option package that included power windows, power locks, A/C, rear spoiler, cruise, alloy wheels, fog lamps and premium stereo. All were painted black-black w/red accent stripe and came with a "warm-grey" perforated leather interior. Also note the black Saturn badges. As for your tacky "Special Edition" logo, that must have been installed by the dealer--I would have made my retailer take out the blow-dryer to burn it off had my car come with one!

I see a few on the road--but almost always with the red accent stripe removed. I rather like the looks of it, though--makes it look like a "Saturn GTi."

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learn something new everyday.. I didnt even know about this model

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Default Re: 96 SC2--Special Edition?

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Hello,

I just purchased a 96 SC2. I was told that it was a Special Edition. The Acura salesman has really no idea what was so special about the special edition.

From what I can see, it looks like a fairly typical 96 SC2, with some differences. It is black, not black gold, it has a red accent stripe not a gold one, and a really garish looking special edition decal on the trunk lid. Oh, and the Saturn signage on the trunk is filled in with a red stripe.

I was just wondering if any of you have ever seen or heard of these cars.

Thanks,

Bill
yep. there was a 1996 Classic Coupe (SC2) that came in black with a red stripe, black emblems, grey interiors. they were made towards the end of the model run, before the new body for the 97 coupe arrived. the tacky decal must have been installed by a retailer or aftermarket and the "saturn" on the back filled in red is a decal that some retailers sell but wasn't part of the package.

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I thought there was a production of 1500, 1000 auto/500 manual. I have yet to find confirmation. I own the press kit and that didn't state it.

My website:
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Has much of the info, since I have one, even the window sticker is there.

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Yep they are real and you have one. Nothing too special about them other than the red stripe and black badges.

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Being all black and having light grey perforated leather are the biggest deals.

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