1993 Honda Del Sol TransTop with JDM B16A SiR II Swap on polished XXR 521 with BYS Front aero
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I always wanted to see a Transtop conversions since they where never made
here brought to the United States. The Transtop was indeed an OEM option
back in the 90's that was way ahead of it's time.
Check out this youtube video to see a full demonstration-
The del Sol transtop was standard on 92-95 del Sols in Japan, and was
optional from the factory in every other country including Japan from
92-97. The US was one of the only countries to not get the del Sol CR-X in
The transtop is NOT available to add to your del Sol, as it requires almost
every interior trunk chassis panel to be replaced to accommodate it. It
would be easier to cut your Sol in half and weld on a JDM transtop rear
section than to install and wire up a transtop piece by piece.
The transtop itself takes around 45 seconds to run it's cycle, which is 20
seconds longer than it takes to get out of your car and do it yourself.
It was never brought to the US for a few reasons. Obviously cost of
maintenance is a big one. We're cheap over here, and none of us want to pay
$200 to have their automatic top removed fixed because it stopped halfway
up at a stoplight. Also, they were very problematic. They were plagued with
motor, gear, and clip issues that would constantly stop the trunk mid
Overall, it is one badass idea that just didn't work out very well.
Stick with your car the way it is, and marvel at the transtop every time
you get the chance to see one, but don't ever wish you had it yourself, for
they were what brought the del Sol away from the splendor of actually being
recognized as a CR-X.
97 Del Sol
Here's a quick slishow of my baby! My 97 Honda Del Sol Si. Shots were taken
at various Honda-Tech meets and jdmrides.ca meets and the plane is a 1942
Lancaster. Some shots provided by:
Two Litre Media http://www.twolitremedia.com/
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http://incompetech.com/ (royalty-free music)
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1993 Honda Del sol Si. Candy Apple Red. Black wheels, red lip.
Base: Candy apple red by Dupont with red and bronze pearl in the paint
Mid-coat: Kirker's Chianti Red which was custom tinted to be a little bit
Top-Coat: Clear coat
Center of wheels painted black, lip painted to match the car.
De-badged, shaved antenna, shaved rear fender gaps and type-r style lip