1991 Honda CR-X Coupe DOHC V-Tec. LSD Option. Red Metallic
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CR-X Coupe DOHC V-Tec. LSD Option.
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 and especially sought after by V-Tec enthusiasts.
This example is one of a handful of top quality examples we have been able to source for stock. 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. Hifi is a decent quality JVC unit with CD/Radio. This is supplied free of charge with this car.
It also has an original option limited slip differential, to give maximum drive and control on faster corners. Suspension has been upgraded with Tanabe gas struts and uprated progressive suspension springs, to give better road holding, handling and reduced body roll. The wheels fitted are unmarked original 2 piece RS Watanabes - old skool but perfectly suited to this style of car. Tyres are sports Falken Azenis. Size 195/60R14.
Interior is in excellent condition. The driver's seat has the usual wear to the vertical PVC Leather bolster. Repair to look as new is possible through the services of a good upholstery specialist - we can arrange this if preparing the car for completion in UK. Note also the glovebox on the passenger side has a broken hinge. It holds fine when closed, but is loose when open.
Auction grade is 4 for this car. The paint condition is superb. There are one pin dent and two smaller ones on the driver's and passenger doors respectively. Also a small pin dent on the front n/s wing. There are some light scratches on the o/s/r wheel arch too - see picture. Note the rear o/s bumper corner is not positioned correctly. It needs minor adjustment. Each of these faults we will repair if the option of full preparation in the UK is chosen. The car would then be completed to present the paintwork as completely unmarked.
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, with uprated Tanabe sports suspension is of course better than standard. There are no rattles or signs of abuse at all. Engine has also been serviced again recently - as the oil is totally clean. Although it's almost certain the timing belt has been changed at some point in the past, as there's no record of this, if preparing this car fully, we will include fitting of a new one in the total e of mind.
As you can probably tell from our enthusiasm - we really rate these!(We owned a Mugen tuned example from 1999-2000 ourselves, so we already know how awesome these are) It's perhaps 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 make a top CR-X example for fun / Trackday use!
If you're after the very best original CR-X currently available, this is it!!
Complete with full UK conversions and registration, MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, paintwork and pin dent repairs as described, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this one off concours condition CR-X is available at £5,325 OTR.
Alternatively we can also supply this car with bodywork timing belt as is, but fully UK converted, registered with 12 month’s warranty, MOT Tax at £4,650 OTR, or if you want to do all the UK mods, MOT and registration yourself (No SVA required on this car), price (Warranty optional but not included in this price) is just: £3,950! …..Compared to UK rust buckets with twice the mileage, this is a bargain in comparison! Currently in Japan awaiting sale, this car can be reserve for prompt shipment with a deposit of £1,000. Please Contact Us for further information on how to reserve this Honda CR-X DOHC 1.6i V-Tec.
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