The Honda CRX was designed as a sporty, two-seat hatchback variant of the Civic, offering trademark economy and reliability in a cooler package. But as the lightest, most stylish Civic in Honda's lineup, the CRX led a hard life. Most of the examples you find for sale today have either been modified to hell, daily-driven into the ground, or both. That's what makes this '86 CRX HF so special. With just a tick over 8000 miles on the clock, it's barely broken in. It's . You should buy it.
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The HF—which stands for High Fuel economy—was introduced in 1985, a year after the CRX debuted. Aimed at buyers looking for the most efficiency, it used a single-overhead cam, eight-valve, 1.5-liter inline four making just 58 horsepower. You couldn't get a sunroof, and the only choice of transmission was a five-speed manual. At 1713 pounds, it was the lightest CRX you could buy.
When it was new, the CRX HF earned an EPA rating of up to 57 MPG highway. Driven carefully, you could do even better: In 2009, a modified HF won a fuel economy rally in New York by .
This particular HF is a 1986 model with just 8080 miles on the odometer. It looks like it just rolled off the lot, with a perfectly original two-tone blue and grey paint job and a red stripe running the length of the car. The interior is in equally stellar shape, complete with its roll-up windows and space-saver spare. It even has the original Honda radio.
The car is with a Buy It Now price of $15,000—nearly double what it originally sold for new. That might sound like a lot of money for a 58-horsepower Honda, but considering how clean and unmolested it is, we'd say that's pretty fair.