Now available for auction is this 1988 Honda CR-X Si finished in Rio Red over a black cloth interior. Developed as a front-wheel-drive sport compact car, the CR-X features styling inspired by the Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato and was popular for its performance, handling, and daily practicality. Significantly updated for the model’s second generation, this 1988 example was debuted with a new double-wishbone suspension and a “Sport Injected” (Si) 16-valve 1.6L four-cylinder engine. It was purchased new from Miami Honda and is said to have remained under the care of its original owner while receiving all scheduled maintenance at proper intervals. Showing a clean history on CARFAX and recently serviced with new ignition components and oil, this one-owner 5-speed Honda CR-X Si is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida with approximately 98k miles showing on the odometer.
This CR-X comes finished in Rio Red with black lower body cladding and protective side moldings. The car has been recently refinished in its original color and the seller reports some unevenness to the finish on the doors as well as overspray on the driver’s side headlight and some trim pieces. The sunroof panel was replaced with a new aftermarket carbon fiber piece and the taillights show cracks and signs of age. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. A set of factory 14” alloy wheels have been fitted and dressed in new Starfire Solarus AS tires.
Inside, the black cloth interior is described to have been kept in very good original condition aside from a small tear on the driver’s seat bolster and slight warping of the headliner. The A/C has been recently charged and all gauges and accessories are said to remain functional including the rear window wiper, power sunroof, and original radio unit.
This Si model features a 16-valve 1590cc "D16A6" engine with multi-point fuel injection (MPFI). The front wheels are driven through a 5-speed manual transmission. A new 4-wheel double-wishbone suspension was introduced for the 1988 model year along with a rear anti-roll bar and variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering for Si models. Routine maintenance is said to have been kept up to date throughout the lifetime of the vehicle by its original owner and recent service is said to include new spark plugs, ignition wires, and an oil change.
This sale will include a spare tire, jack, toolkit, and a clean title. One of the most popular Japanese sport compact cars of its era, this one-owner CR-X Si is just waiting to be driven and enjoyed.