The Honda CR-X Coupe is considered one of the best handling and quickest point to point front wheel drive cars ever made! This is the car with which Honda introduced independent double wishbone suspension at each corner, giving maximum tyre contact at all times.
the 1.6i DOHC V-Tec model was introduced in 1990 and produced for just 2 years in this shape.
Combined with a light weight of just 970kg, an ever willing engine making 162 bhp at 7,600 rpm with a V-Tec Zone that sounds & goes much like that of a racing engine from 6,000 - 8,000 rpm, it's not hard to see why this car won so many admirers worldwide. Indeed, this is the car than encouraged Honda to produce Type R Civics and Integras from 1995 on. A classic with total pedigree!
Today, the CR-X 1.6i DOHC V-Tec is all too scarce in top condition. UK examples are usually rusty MOT failures with filler and rippled panels, rusty A pilars, etc. or have been worn out through very high mileages and abuse. Even in Japan, where there's no corrosion in the warmer parts, most CR-X's have long since passed their best days and are fairly tired, or have been converted into low priced track weapons! If you have ever seen one of these being driven hard on a tight small circuit, you'll understand why they're popular for racing use!
This example is the best we have been able to source - ever. It's been beautifully kept and evidently garaged much of it's life, but is also completely original! It's completely rust free - even the original rear silencer and suspension components still have their original matt black paint with no rust! It looks as a CR-X would be expected to - if a couple of years old! - This is therefore a very collectable example.
Being of Japanese Spec. - There's the usual Honda equipment too, including air conditioning, PAS, electric windows, original "CR-X" fitted mats, rear wiper, privacy rear glass, central locking, remote controlled door mirrors with retract mode, etc. Interior is in top condition with no holes on seats, or excessive wear to the leather, etc, as the pictures will demonstrate. It's been a non smoker's car from new too!
Auction grade is 4 for this car. The paint condition is superb. There are just a few touched in stone chips on the bonnet and leading parts of the front wings, which we'll be repairing as part of preparation in the UK, to present the paintwork as completely unmarked. Note that no hifi is fitted, although we expect to source some original fitting plates and a wiring harness to fit this car, so the new owner can choose to fit his choice of hifi in the UK.
We test drove this CR-X V-Tec and found it drove absolutely faultlessly. Brakes work well, with no signs of warping, handling's tight and there's an awesome indiction roar and an intoxicating push in the back as the V-Tec zone is breached from 6,000 rpm. Handling, even with standard wheels, suspension, etc. is excellent too. There are no rattles or signs of abuse at all. Note the timing belt has been changed at 94,900km (58,980 miles) on 29th March 2004. Engine has also been serviced again recently - as the oil is totally clean.
As you can probably tell from our enthusiasm - we love this car!!! It's probably too good to be used as a car for daily use - as it's so well preserved, but at this price it'll provide an excellent commuting car, or even an excellent base with which to start modifying - to make a top CR-X example for fun use.
If you're after the very best original CR-X available, this is it!!
Complete with full UK conversions and registration, MOT, 12 month's Motorcare warranty, paintwork to spoilers as described, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this one off concours condition CR-X is available for just £5,190 OTR.
Currently in Japan awaiting sale, this car can be reserve for prompt shipment with a deposit of £1,000.
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