If you’re into older Hondas, then be prepared to drool over the pictures of this 1990 CR-X time capsule. Not only is it pristine enough to grace a new-car showroom floor, but it actually has fewer miles than a brand new car. Anyone that would love to own this prime example of Japanese engineering will be happy to know that it’s also for sale… in Portugal.
This 1990 Honda CR-X deserves to be in a museum
The Honda CR-X was a compact, two-seat coupe that was in production from 1985 to 1991. It had sporty looks and tight handling characteristics, which made it a popular platform during the time it was around and afterward. But considering the car is now 30 years old, you would be hard-pressed to find one for sale locally, let alone a really clean version. But if you can expand your search to the beautiful country of Portugal, then you would likely come across this silver 1990 Honda CR-X 1.6i-16.
According to Garagisti, the consignment dealer that has the car posted on its site, this particular CR-X only has 17 km (10.5 miles) on the odometer. How does it have such low mileage? According to the car’s description, the car was driven from the Santomar Honda dealership in Lisbon to a private garage in August of 1990. After that, it sat on four jack stands until now. And while it’s great to see such a perfect CR-X being put up for sale to be enjoyed by the next owner, we think it would be just as fitting if it ended up in a museum.
What is the CR-X 1.6i-16?
Any Honda CR-X enthusiasts might be wondering what exactly the car’s 1.6i-16 trim level designation means. Motor1 notes that the 1.6i-16 trim is the European equivalent to the JDM SiR model, so we had to do a little research. According to the Automobile Catalog, the CR-X 1.6i-16 came with a 1.6-liter, DOHC ZC engine that produced 129 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque and was mated to a five-speed transmission. It also came with power windows, a sunroof, and a tiny backseat that did not come on the U.S.-spec CR-X.
Speaking of the car’s engine, the description of this specific CR-X goes on to note that the car still has the factory engine oil in place as well as the factory-fitted tires. In fact, it even still has the factory paper protectors on the floor mats and the original wax coating. That shouldn’t be too surprising since this car has probably never even seen the sun, but at least you know it’s truly in mint condition.
This immaculate CR-X costs as much as a new car
Considering this 1990 CR-X has brand-new car mileage, you can expect a brand-new car price. We reached out to Garagisti about how much the car costs and they responded promptly with “40,000€.” Roughly translated, that’s about $46,734. Keep in mind that the Honda CR-X Si that we had stateside retailed for around $11,000 back in 1990, so we would say that price sounds about right.
Hopefully, this CR-X will end up in the hands of a true Honda enthusiast that can maybe drive it and enjoy it for what it is. If not, we hope it gets stored in a good place – like a museum – with or without the jack stands.