1991 Honda CRX SiR JDM-Spec EF8 (2nd gen)


  • Genuine JDM spec car
  • Resprayed and engine rebuilt in 2020
  • 158hp 1.6-litre twin-cam
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • NCT to July 2024

The Appeal

Small, perfectly proportioned and with an absolute peach of an engine, the JDM spec CRX SiR is a truly wonderful little machine. Offering the kind of rev-hungry VTEC performance that the marque is famous for, this particular engine was never made available in this state of tune outside of Japan. 

Imported to Ireland in 2021 after a comprehensive bodywork and mechanical restoration in 2020, this delightful little coupé is a genuine charmer, and ready to offer its new owner a lot of fun. That little 1.6-litre twin-cam revs eagerly and pushes out a very healthy 158hp in this JDM spec – more than enough to make this one tonne car a riot on the roads. It also benefits from rare "Moondust Pearl" paintwork, which looks excellent.

If you fancy something with a dash of retro cool and heaps of driver involvement, then you won’t do much better than this JDM hero.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1991 in Japan
  • Exported to New Zealand
  • The car sat in dry storage for 10 years until it was restored in 2020
  • Invoices totalling over $7,000NZ, detailing the engine rebuild
  • Purchased by the current owner and imported to Ireland in January 2021
  • Complete with Irish registration documents
  • Recent NCT government test - valid to July 2024
  • 149,914Km indicated

The Interior

  • Original half black leather sports seats, with grey corded velour inserts which have orange accents
  • The seat bolsters are showing some significant wear, with the driver’s bolsters being split and cracked
  • Air conditioning said to work perfectly
  • Grey carpets with original EF8 Honda floor mats, all in good order
  • Central locking and AVS five-star alarm
  • Electric window and door mirrors
  • Modern JVC CD/radio with Bluetooth and Auxiliary connection
  • There is a light and warm patina to all the internal trim and switchgear

The Exterior

  • Professionally resprayed in original rare original Honda colour "Moondust Pearl" (NH-551P) in 2020
  • Paintwork is in very good condition, with a fine gloss and no notable marks or blemishes
  • All the bodywork is straight and tidy, with no corrosion or dents we could see
  • Standard factory-fit ‘bronze’ glass
  • New rubber roof seals have been fitted
  • The underside is very clean and tidy, with no corrosion evident and no damage we could see
  • Set of original alloy wheels 'Aero Silver'  was sourced and fitted, and are shod with tyres which appear to have plenty of tread
  • The wheels wear a few marks, scuffs and some light blistering, but are perfectly usable

The Mechanics

  • JDM spec B16A engine
  • 1.6-litre DOHC VTEC four-cylinder
  • Engine rebuilt professionally by ‘Honda Torque Performance’ in New Zealand in 2020
  • When the engine was rebuilt, the engine bay wiring was also overhauled and checked
  • New radiator and clutch
  • All new suspension components
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • No modifications other than a stainless steel induction pipe and performance cone filter, which is easily reversible
  • The vendor tells us that the car is “mechanically perfect” and wants for nothing


The second generation CRX is already a rare car in Europe, which makes this JDM spec version even more desirable. Dainty proportions, handsome styling, a rare colour and thrilling performance make this a great driver’s car – one that’s presented here in overall very fine condition.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Honda
  • Model CRX
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 149,914 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Longford
  • Location International
  • Country Ireland
Bidding history
13 bids from 7 bidders
  • alexand•••• €9,000 07/06/23
  • tim.mur•••• €8,700 07/06/23
  • alexand•••• €8,500 07/06/23
  • tim.mur•••• €8,000 07/06/23
  • Jamieod €7,500 07/06/23
  • alan-bu•••• €7,000 06/06/23
  • tim.mur•••• €6,800 06/06/23
  • waleed-•••• €6,500 06/06/23
  • tim.mur•••• €6,000 03/06/23
  • eb_112f•••• €5,550 01/06/23

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