The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom Honda says he's testing the waters for a sale. We'll have to see if he's priced it well enough so we can say come on in, the water's fine.
What is it that we always say? Oh yeah, don't buy someone else's project, right? Also, don't tug on Superman's cape, don't spit into the wind, don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you sure as shit better not mess around with Jim.
I don't know if the seller of this custom 1990 CRX is named Jim or not, but it doesn't really matter because while this is another man's project - or lady's, no need to get sexist here - it's so wildly out-there that I think that we could suspend our canon, at least for the day.
Honda has only ever officially sold two rear-wheel drive models here in the States, the S2000 and Acura's NSX, both of which are pretty lust-worthy rides. The Civic-based CRX, while FWD, is perhaps a close third on that lust for life scale. Now, what if you could somehow make it RWD, and, to pile on the get outta' here, that's crazy talk factor, what if you were to further stick its rabid K24 mill a-mid-ships? What-freakin' if?
That's what has gone on here. And as is always the case with these kind of custom cars, the present owner now wants to be rid of the his batshitcrazypants ride. How batshitcrazypants is this particular Honda? Well, the ad claims that the car has been dyno'd at 440 ponies at the wheels, so thatshitcrazypants.
Of course that was at 20-pounds of boost, which while impressive and all, is a career-ender for an engine if you try and maintain that any significant length of time. Right now the ad says it's been dialed back to a saner 5 psi.
As noted, the engine is a K24 out of a 2002 Acura RSX, and it's been topped with a K20 head. That sits in a re-purposed RSX subframe that now holds up the ass-end of this CRX. A firewall has been built between the engine and the cabin, while up front where the engine used to live is now home to a plastic gas tank and the battery.
Sparco seats with four-point harnesses let you express your Speed Racer fantasies, while shaved butterfly doors and aftermarket bodywork let others know that here comes trouble. The roof-mounted scoop is a nice touch of Ford RS200 and I like that.
The seller has set a price of $10,000 as a feeler because there's obviously little precedent for selling such a unique vehicle. After all, this is neither fish nor fowl, and so he's looking for offers in that range. Hey, I've got an idea, let's help him out!
What do you think about this custom CRX - as it's presented in the ad - and its ten-large test price? Do you think that it passes the test? Or, do you think the seller is going to need to study some more?
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