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Have had my 1986 since 1992 and was the second owner of that car.  Been on the lookout for a stock, clean (as clean as a 30 plus year old car can be) example of a CRX or Prelude that the Mrs and I could use to take short trips to the store or take to our church car shows.


Found a 1985 CRX that has 74,500 original miles on it.  Car was in CA where the original owner lived.  He pulled it behind his RV for most of its life and he and his wife would drive it to bingo and what not.  He drove it up until he passed at 95 years of age.  It then sat for a year before his daughters boyfriend purchased it from the family.  He intended to fix her up and drive her around but learned quickly parts are hard to find and didn’t know the ins and outs of these cars.  So lucky for me he put her up for sale.


Car is completely stock, with some nice factory options.  It has AC, not working right now but that will be fixed shortly, CRX OEM floor mats, OEM mud flaps and Honda louvers.  Only options left back then was the alloy wheels, fog lights and the reflective garnish.  Interior is dirty but amazingly in great shape.  Seats were covered with seat covers that protected them over the years.  Factory cassette deck still works, speakers are shot but it works.


Like any 30 plus year old car she has some scars to show for it.  Owner cut the front lip and bumper to attach his tow bar system.  Found a new lip and am working on a replacement bumper.  Nose panel was cracked and guy that bought it took it off to try and fix it only to find it broke even more.  New header panel has been ordered from HeelToe.  Drivers side turn signal tabs are broken and lens was cracked, was able to find a replacement.  Rear garnish with the CRX logo was damaged.  Appears someone or something hit it and dented the hatch right on the edge and damaged the body a bit behind the garnish.  I got a replacement garnish and found it wont fitting correctly as a result.  Going to get that fixed and straightened out.


Ordered new shocks since the originals, that are on the car, are a bit tired and bounce more than I like.  Spent a lot of time cleaning right now, new hatch shocks and wiper blades are all I’ve done thus far.  Here are a few pics and I will update as she progresses.  My wife has named her “Penny” as she has always said these cars look like the old Penny Racers, for those that remember those toys.  Couple of pics to get things started.


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Some goodies I found in the car.  Original Honda fuses and a set of brand new pads.

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best looking garage in the neighborhood!

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86 B-Powered CRX SI (SMF Solo2, HPDE-4 NASA & TA-A Time Attack
07 Harley FXST Softail
12 Audi S4

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congratulations! glad you were able to find a good one!
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Thanks, it’s getting more and more difficult.

86 B-Powered CRX SI (SMF Solo2, HPDE-4 NASA & TA-A Time Attack
07 Harley FXST Softail
12 Audi S4