1990 Honda CR-X Coupe DOHC V-Tec - LSD. Glass Roof - CONCOURS CONDITION!!!
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CR-X Coupe DOHC V-Tec - LSD. Rare Glass Roof!!!
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 - fast becoming collectable, if rust free.
Today, the CR-X 1.6i DOHC V-Tec is all too scarce in top condition. UK examples are often rusty MOT failures with filler and rippled panels, rusty A pilars, rusty rear arches, and many have been worn out through very high mileages. 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 the very best example we have found since we started Newera Imports in 1998! Imagine a CR-X at 1 year old, that had been meticulously looked after, never seeing rain, salt, abuse, etc - and you'll have an accurate idea of the condition of this example. Condition is breathtakingly beautiful throughout! Interior is like new, exterior is completely unmarked, without even a bumper scratch, pin dent or faded piece of trim. It's completely rust free not just on the body, but underneath, with a rust free exhaust, suspension with it's original black paint, etc. This is therefore a very collectable absolutely concours condition 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 Garther's (Honda's own brand) unit with CD/Cassette/Radio. This is supplied free of charge with this car. This example is equipped with a rare and very desirable full glass roof, an option that was only offered in Japan during the 2 years the V-Tec EF8 was in production. The wheels fitted are unmarked original Racing Service Watanabe items - perfectly suited to this style of car. Tyres are Falken Azenis of size 195/50R15.
Interior is in excellent condition. This has been a non smoker's car since new. The driver's seat has no wear to the vertical PVC Leather bolster - almost unbelievable for a car of this age! There are no faults at all to report with the interior.Auction grade is 4 (Auction sheet available). There are ZERO faults to report with the exterior. It's like new. We washed and checked the car and could find no bumper scratches, no pin dents and no stone chips / touch up paint. The one owner who's had this car since new clearly loved this car and knew how to look after it!!!!!!
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 5,800 rpm. There are no rattles or signs of abuse at all.
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 definitely too good to be used as a car for daily use - as it's so well preserved. This car deserves to be in a museum, but that would be a waste.
(This car was sourced to order for a customer who wanted a Concours condition black CR-X with glass roof).
Complete with full UK conversions and registration, MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty,, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this one off concours condition CR-X was sourced at: £7,445 y offered without UK preparation or registration - with advice and support on how to prepare DIY, this car would cost: £6,500 …..Compared to UK examples with rust, wear and general neglect with three or 4 times the mileage, this is a bargain in comparison! Please Contact Us for further information on how to source your own Honda CR-X DOHC 1.6i V-Tec, or select from our stock.
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