In 1987 Road and Track Magazine tested Honda’s new Prelude 2.0Si and found that it outperformed every other car (included Ferrari 328, Porsche 911, C4 Corvette) that year on the 700-ft slalom with a speed of 65.5 mph. How could a front-wheel-drive Japanese sports coupe out slalom all of the the wide/sticky tire equipped competition? […]
Somebody the other day was lamenting the death of cheap project cars, but I think the discussion may have been premature. This next car is about as cheap as you can get for a classic Honda CRX, and I am intrigued despite the multiple issues it faces. And yes, it will need to be towed. Find this 1988 Honda CRX Si offered for $1200 in Palmdale, CA via craigslist.
If you are not old enough to remember the sport compact car crazy of the early 1990s, let me tell you something funny. There was actually a time when front-drive compact imports were faster than domestic rear-drive pony cars. It was a strange time because on paper they shouldn’t have been fast…but the American cars were so terrible at traction and power per cubic inch that a stock ’96 Prelude SI with a 2.0 liter 4-banger could beat a ’94 Mustang with a 5.0 V8 to 60mph by 0.1 seconds. That didn’t last long as domestic car manufacturers figured out how to push more air through their gigantic air pumps, but if you want to re-live the 90s sport compact car scene, do it with this 1996 Honda Prelude SI offered for $5000 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist.
This next car has some sticker shock for your cheapskates in the crowd…because ten large for a 32 year old Honda seems a skosh high. But…BUT…this is a mighty clean example of the 3rd generation Prelude that is not only the desirable Si model but it is equipped with desirable options like a manual gearbox, […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from Leon and it is listed on a curated car auction site called Second Daily….which appears to be an interesting auction site in the vein of BringATrailer but with a more down-to-earth vibe and the final auction prices aren’t bonkers. The car was a Grassroots Motorsports project car […]
Way back in the 1990s if you had a hopped up Civic with a Type R engine, you would be king of the block. People in Mustangs, Camaros, and Porsches would risk being embarrassed by the lightweight front-drive machine with 150-or-so horsepower and a good driver….but times, they have ‘a’ changed. Your Type R swapped […]
Find this 1987 Honda CRX Si here on eBay bidding for $5,301 reserve-not-met with auction ending on Saturday at 9:05AM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Year: 1987 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JHMEC1344HS034894 Mileage: 101,887 Make: Honda Exterior Color: Black Model: CRX Interior Color: Black Trim: Si Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an […]
The fourth generation Honda Civic is not a car that you find in good original condition very often — it seems that most have been driven/smashed into the ground or pimped out by Mountain Dew chugging teenagers. Thankfully, a few have escaped the shopping cart dings and fart-can mufflers that roam the parking lots of […]
When Honda introduced its two seater CRX version of the popular Civic platform, it wasn’t the fastest car, it wasn’t the best handling, or the best looking –but it provided an unmatched combination of reliability, tossability, and fun for a price that was hard to beat. If you asked me to name the CRXs competition […]
While you weren’t looking, the last Honda Civic hatchback sold in America has become the best economy performance bargain on the market. From its 2002 introduction until now, you, along with the automotive media and buying public, wrote it off for its insulated driving experience and honey-I-shrunk-the-minivan looks. Even though it was designed to address […]