KIDNEY, ANYONE? Bubble Economy Honda Civic Si trio

1986 Honda Civic Si 01

Have you noticed? Original, mint-condition, late-80s Hondas  have been coming out of the woodwork over the past year. On eBay, right now, there are two Civic Si examples, both incredibly clean, while a similar-condition CRX Si auction just ended. Are we seeing a classic Honda boom?

First up is a 1990 EF Civic Si from Santee, California with just 41,000 miles on the odometer. Though it has some modifications like shocks and springs, a stereo, exhaust, and wheels off of an EK Si Coupe, the owner at least had the foresight to keep all of the OEM parts, which are included in the sale. The seller claims a perfect interior and no mechanical maladies.

With the popularity of the EF platform in the Honda hipster community, clean examples are being waylaid in the name of stance on a daily basis. Three days remain on this auction, which stands a at $6,000, reserve not met.

Next we have a 1986 EA Honda Civic Si, painfully original with 57,033 miles. This is the car that changed the Civic from a sensible, fuel efficient hatchback to a Kanjo-terrorizing menace.

As if having an uber-clean, one-owner version of the top US-spec Wonder Civic wasn’t enough, the seller claims that it has always been kept in a heated garage and that the sunroof has never been opened. Hell, the vanity license plate even says “RAINSHY.” It’s being offered for $11,ooo and less than a day remains on the timer. The car currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

That might seem steep, until you realize that a 1991 Honda CRX Si in Bakersfield, California just sold for $14,000. With only 63,651 miles traveled, it’s claimed to be ding-free and still new-car scented. No wonder it sold for about $2,000 more the asking price of a brand new CRX in 1991.

We first reported on phenomenon at JCCS last year, when a surprising number of stock (or close-to-stock) CRXes appeared at the show and we’ve seen other low-mileage low-mileage CRX and EF Civic Si specimen surface.

We thought nearly all such examples had been hunted to extinction by tribal-tattooed backwards hat-wearers, but Hondas certainly sold in greater numbers than, say, TE27s so perhaps these are simply the next coelacanths waiting to be discovered.

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8 Responses to KIDNEY, ANYONE? Bubble Economy Honda Civic Si trio

  1. E-AT_me said:

    Hahaha. I have owned all 3 of these, and currently still have a 91 Civic Si and 86 Civic Si.. (I must say not these three specific examples.)

  2. Ryan Senensky said:

    hmm I should invest in more EFs…

  3. CRA said:

    I would give a kidney for that CRX being an enthusiast…currently I will settle for my 86 Prelude Si…

  4. Dave said:

    I love this boom! These are some of the cleanest examples of some of the BEST Hondas ever! (But what’s w/ those rubber bumps on the Wonder Civic?) I actually pass by an Si in the same color but much more beat up every day. Not sure which one of these is my favorite, but that CR-X is way too perfect. I really do hope whoever end up buying them treat them right. PGM-FI!

  5. biglarge83 said:

    It is because Hotwheels made an ef civic.

  6. Troggie42 said:

    Not going to lie. I would buy the rainshy car and pop the sunroof on pickup just to see the look on their face. Maybe I’m a dick sometimes though. I’m just of the opinion that a car can be kept nice without being in hibernation. My CRX has 346000 miles and is in fantastic shape, aside from the obligatory quarter panel cancer every Honda ever has. I think I might be like the fourth or fifth owner too. Sometimes you can get lucky without paying an arm and a leg. My luck cost me a mere $500. :)

    • pete240z said:

      You have to pop the sunroof upon purchase to prove it works correctly or you get money off to fix it! LOL

      • Troggie42 said:

        Exactly! How do I, as a buyer, know that he isn’t trying to pull one over on me? It’s almost a requirement to do it. It’d be criminal not to. :)

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