And it didn't end up being the CRX after all. For 50 bucks less (450) I now possess a running and driving (kinda, it won't rev past 2500 rpm) 1994 Nissan 240sx...with an auto, holes in the side, and half destroyed power steering!
Yeah. Despite the interior....this would be awesome.
So, I was browsing the Dallas Craigslist listings for a sub-4k car, and came across this...thing. Apparently it is a '72 914 body on top of the frame/running gear/engine of a Toyota pickup, and I think my brain might have exploded slightly from looking at it.