1991 Honda CRX VTEC
With all the fuss and hype surrounding later performance Fords and Peugeots, it’s easy to forget that there were talented alternatives back when those cars were new, and those alternatives make a refreshing change in today’s classic world. ACA’s Honda CRX VTEC was a good case in point, a gem of an example that had covered 15,734 miles from new, mostly up to June 2012 when the vendor bought it. Subsequently stored in a dehumidified garage it was stunning, with typically exacting paint and panel fit and an as-new interior. The only discernible fault was a cracked front number plate. Interest in this car was always going to be strong, but seriously fevered bidding soon shattered the £10,000 upper estimate as bidders rightly recognised that you don’t necessarily need to chase anything with an RS badge on it.