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1ST GEN CRX

So from one death trap to another. The literal coffin on wheels. A CRX.

These are pretty rare now and this actually a fairly decent one. Had some issues, sure, but over all it was saveable.

This was a Ballade Sports model, which was the top model back then. Had the good engine, the brown top ZC with EFI, none of this poxy carby thing. Fun car to drive, lots of power for such little weight. It also made lots of noise…. 116db at 3000RPM is what i tested it as. It droned, it roared, it was almost intolerable. The intake was also so loud that on a cold start it would drown the super loud exhaust out. It was a battle of suck and blow.

The body was decent, nothing too major (although when i sold it the buyer got it on a hoist and proceeded to let me know it’d been in a frontal at some stage), just some cracks in the front guards…. oh and the sunroof didnt open… because it was now a sheet of alloy plate. The previous steel lid rusted out so the PO made a new alloy lid and sealed it into the hole. It didnt leak, but it wasnt a sunroof anymore.

Speaking of cracking guards, sounds odd doesnt it? Well, in order to make the car as light as possible, most of the front exterior panels (except the bonnet) were plastic. Brittle, 80s plastic. Dont lean on an early CRX’s front guards, the owner will kill you. It also helps with the coffin on wheels thing…. plastic isnt great at absorbing impact.

I eventually sold this to a guy who ran it for a few years as a daily. Not sure where it is now.

1984
1.6L ZC browntop
Manual
No-sun roof
Sucky pod
A mean zorst (had an RS*R sticker, maybe RS*R?)
Some legit as fark Autostrada wheels

Tastes Like Petrol
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