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1984 honda CRX low mileage with cage - cheap

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1984 honda CRX 

82xxxkm on body
approx 100,000km on engine
roll cage
not a rust bucket, but not a show car either
Cheap at $2250obo

All race cars have history, so here's the short story on this little honda:
This CRX was converted from a street car to race at race city in 1991 by a racer up in Edmonton. He put in the cage, a 1500cc engine, lightened flywheel, weber carb, some suspension improvements and stripped the interior. It only raced at Race City in Calgary one season, then was used for some autocross, but mostly just sat in storage for many years. Eventually a neighbor bought it as a father and son project. Dad is a licensed mechanic who got the car back on the road for his son, but sonny didn't like such a small car so he put it up for sale after a couple months of driving it. I bought it a few years ago with some sketchy plans to take it racing, but it has mostly been used as a shelf in my garage with occasional sporting drives. Now it's time to let someone else have a chance at this car. Everyone's procrastination to go racing has kept this car from wearing out.

What's good:
- This is the smallest and lightest CRX.
- Finding a CRX of this vintage is difficult, and finding one with this kind of low mileage and a solid body is next to impossible.
- The guy from Edmonton who last raced this car remembers it fondly and said it handled very neutrally and was a lot of fun.
- Last registered in Alberta in 2016.
- Glass is good, windshield is like new.
- Two racing seats: sparco evo and corbeau (plus a spare honda seat).

What's bad:
- It's a bit ugly: paint is faded flat black. Trim is imperfect or missing in some places. Interior is stripped. Smells vaguely like cheese. Your grifriend will probably hate it. But do you care?
- The weber carb makes it tricky to start in winter. Not impossible, just tricky. In summer it starts no problem.
- One small rust hole in floor pan. Otherwise the body looks solid.
- Bodywork shows some ripples after a repair to a back corner. Not awful, just not pretty. Hood is slightly dented from someone forgetting to put the hood pins in. Wasn't me.

- As you would expect in a car that hasn't been raced since 1991 the safety equipment needs updating,

What it needs:
- Wheels and tires. The CRX comes with some 16" wheels and tires that are really a bit too big for the car. But wheels and tires are cheap and plentiful for this car. I have some used RE71Rs that I can throw in for a little extra. Or some Champiro street tires like new.
- Safety equipment needs updates. For example, harness is out of date, kill switch is wrong, window net is missing, cage does not have the proper driver's side intrusion bars. There may be more. I am not the expert on ChumpCar rules so if you have questions just ask and I will help you.
- Driver's seat is mounted to the floor because I am very tall. Chances are you will need to remount the seat to fit you.

How do I see it?
- Visit me at home. I live in Invermere BC, 3 hours west of Calgary.
- Contact me at "csds at shaw dot ca" . From there we can talk on the phone or skype if you want to.

Thanks for reading this ad. You can contact me at "csds at shaw dot ca" 

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Nice car, you don't ever see this vintage around any more. 

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53 minutes ago, red0 said:

Nice car, you don't ever see this vintage around any more. 

Apparently the 1st Gen CRX is Rare? There's a Nice 85 Local to me for $3500: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/cambridge/honda-crx/1248678663?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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Rare 1985 CRX , 1.5 ltr eng. carborated ,manual choke 5spd manual ,with a/c , pics tell the rest , selling As is ,, only , phone 519-897-5235

 

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damn these 1st gen CRXs are making me all nostalgic.... almost want to go buy that red one.

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OOOH that red car is all shiney just like mine isn't. So why not have two?

 

Wait.. you said you would rather have the shiney red one than the actual race car? And pay more for it? Oh, the shame. Some chump you are!

 

Seriously,, the black car needs to go so make me an offer!

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The RE71Rs are sold. But the CRX is still for sale!

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RE71Rs and CRX are now sold

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