TUNER MAG FEATURE, DOHC 1.6L WITH VTEC, 5 SPEED MAN, NITROUS, COILOVERS, ETC...
Think about one of your favorite hobbies. Chances are likely that over the years, that favorite hobby has evolved to keep up with the demands of time and developments in technology. The car customization hobby is no different. What started about 80 years ago when America's youth was swapping Ford flatheads into stripped down T-buckets has now evolved to today's generation swapping high-tech, low-displacement engines into a lightweight import cars like this 1991 Honda CRX. From there, the customization possibilities are endless.
Let's start with the most obvious feature of this car, that wild paint job, and brilliant body work. The base color is a mixture of PPG Corvette yellow and Gold pearl, and beginning at the nose of the car is a flame job that would impress any old school street-rodder. Down the sides of the car, those flames interact with scallops that feature a deep red-to-green gradient finished in green reptile scales wrapped in ghost flames. The detail is absolutely incredible with the intricate pin stripe border around the flames, to the subtle drop shadow that adds depth to the paint job. Just as much attention was put into the body work with the addition of a Wings West body kit that was seamlessly molded to the body. The door handles have been shaved, clear head lights and tail lights installed, and a Japanese specific market hood was installed for a clean look that is devoid of any gaudy scoops and vents. Completing the look is 18'' Racing Hart C2 wheels at all four corners.
The customization continues inside with a tastefully finished tan leather interior that is complemented with green ostrich and yellow suede inserts throughout. There is seating for two with adjustable bucket seats that would fool you into thinking you were peering inside a German sports car instead of a Japanese tuner car. Those seats, along with the interior panels and door panels, have been accented with green and yellow inserts. The rear seat has been removed to accommodate a yellow painted nitrous oxide bottle that sits forward of three custom installed Rockford Fosgate subwoofers, and a custom mounting rail that elevates a Rockford Fosgate amplifier. The dash has been wrapped in leather and topped with a custom fabricated instrument panel hosting Autometer Pro-Comp gauges to measure speed, revs, nitrous pressure, fuel pressure, fuel level, water temperature, and oil pressure. There is a Clarion AM/FM/CD head unit with MB Quart components, and a Colorado Custom flame themed billet steering wheel tops things off.
When the original builder started this project, he wanted something he could race and show. It's obviously evolved into a show car, but that doesn't mean the race aspirations were neglected. Power from this little car comes from a dual overhead cam 1.6L B16A Honda powerplant. Using Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), this little engine cranks out 160 horsepower, that is 100 naturally aspirated horsepower per liter! That is a feat that only the most technically advanced supercars of today can accomplish. Weighing in around 2000 lbs, that's more than enough power to get this Honda impressing others from stoplight to stoplight. But that power is further increased with the use of a dry shot of nitrous that squeezes out another 50 horsepower. On top of that, there has been the addition of an Integra Type R intake manifold, short-ram air intake, an underdrive pulley kit, Neuspeed plug wires, adjustable cam gears, a DC Sports 4 to 1 header, and a GReddy cat-back exhaust. With the additional modifications, you probably aren't far from the 200 horsepower mark in this little rocket. That engine sits in a beautifully detailed engine bay with valve cover painted in green. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with coilover suspension and power disc brakes at all four corners, this little Honda is a blast to drive.
The birth of hot rods came around the 1930s, from there we saw a culture of street rods, then muscle cars and sports cars, and in the '80s we experienced a firmly planted culture of car customization from cars to trucks. This 1991 CRX represents what the hobby has evolved to; a personal expression of a passion for cars. No matter the age of builder or origin of manufacturer, it's the passion and excitement that we are able to express throughout all types of genres and manufacturers that make this hobby so great, and this Honda is the perfect reflection of that. Call today!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Coil-Over Suspension, Defrost, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Remote Door Openers, Seatbelts, Sunroof, Tilt Wheel
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 1.6 Liter
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- 0 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Leather Suede
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months