This CR-X was bought right off the dealership floor, placed on jack stands, and never driven for 31 years and counting.
If you want a glimpse at unrestored and original Honda engineering excellence from the early 90s, look no further.
According to Car and Classic UK, a literal time capsule of a 1990 Honda CR-X was brought out of private ownership, lowered from its jackstands which it was stored for over 30 years and is now for sale in Portugal for “Message the seller” dollars (which is code for if you have to ask, well…”
Check out their listing here and enjoy a smattering of photos of this unrestored gem throughout the blog post.
This one only has a little over 10 miles. That’s less than new cars today after their first factory drives and a pre-delivery inspection.
The background of this car is a bit of a mystery. According to the listing.
“This CRX was driven from the SANTOMAR Honda dealership in Lisbon to a private garage in August 1990 and has sat there, on 4 jack stands, until recently.“
“It’s an incredible time capsule… It still has the paper carpet protectors from the SANTOMAR dealership, all the factory waxes, original factory fitted tyres, original factory filled engine oil, etc… Everything is exactly has when left the dealership with the exception of the battery and brake fluid.“
Since this is a second gen CR-X this 1.6i 16-valve model got the 130 HP D16ZC non-VTEC engine. Keen eyes will notice a bump on the hood on one side, there for extra clearance for the slightly taller DOHC engine cam gear.
Unlike USDM two-seater models, this one has 2+2 seating, good enough for pets and small kids.
Usually sitting too long is the death of old cars, but this one looks like it’s been cared for regularly, as evidenced by lifting the wheels off the ground.
Currently, there’s a slight upward trend for these rad era Hondas. Referencing Bring A Trailer listings, CR-Xs in good condition fetch anywhere between $5,000-$20,000. Those in exceptional condition and mileage under 50,000 miles reached $33,000.
With such low mileage, I doubt his car will ever get driven the way Honda engineers intended it to. As a private sale, a $50,000 offer doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. This CR-X is worth that much.
If you’re looking for a museum piece of a CR-X to own, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Do you know another CR-X with such low mileage? Let me know in the comments below.