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Posted overnight here on Craigslist in Wilmington, Delaware is this driver quality 1989 Honda CRX Si with 250K original miles the caretaker of the past ten years is currently asking $2,200 which, when using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a reference shows he currently has it priced $1,600 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,800.  If you’re serious about buying this CRX, you can start the conversation by texting the seller at (610) 357-8702.

Honda produced its two-seat front-wheel-drive sport compact derivative of its popular Civic line car manufactured between 1983 and 1991 before it was replaced by the Del Sol for the 1992 model year. Although there are many supposed definitions for the acronym CR-X, the most widely accepted is “Civic Renaissance Experimental.  Honda introduced the second generation of the CRX for the 1988 model year with a significantly chassis upgrade:  the original car’s torsion bar and beam axle rear gave way to  a tunable four-wheel double wishbone suspension.  The VTEC-equipped models such as the Si example featured here also received a makeover, with updated bumpers, lights, hood, brakes, suspensions and dashboard designs amongst other things.

Here’s the current caretaker’s description:

“I’ve owned the car for over 10 years, but now it’s time to sell. Nothing else compares to it’s go-kart like handling and the number of thumbs-ups it receives from the Honda faithful. With a little work, this car would make a great daily driver, restoration project or engine-swap sleeper.

The Good:
– Runs, shifts and drives
– unmodded engine
– tasteful recaro seats
– recently replaced front brake lines
– original paint and rims

The Bad:
– visible rust in usual spots on body (ex. rear quarter-panels)
– cracked front windshield
– interior wear consistent with age of car
– needs inspection

Photos are from this past Spring.

Second generation CRX’s, particularly second generation models, are on the rise.  This unmolested car appears to make an excellent restoration candidate that bring a smile from ear-to-ear for the next caretaker even before they drive it to the next RADwood event.  Good luck with the purchase!

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