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CC-495440

For Sale: 1976 Honda Civic
in Peterborough, United Kingdom

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Description
 
SORRY NOW SOLD - SIMILAR WANTED A delightful early Mk1 Honda 1200 Civic Deluxe with an amazing 9,053 miles from new. EQUIPMENT Compact monocoque body shell, minimum overhang, detachable front panels, reinforced roof side rails, sturdy wrap-around bumpers, wide opening doors with 2-position stops, flush fitting door handles, collapsible steering column, fresh air facia ventilation, variable speed fresh air heater, 2-speed windscreen wipers, reclining front seats, passenger sun visor, lockable fuel filler, finger-tip control stalk. Deluxe model additional equipment; Radio, tinted screen, heated rear window. EXTERIOR This beautiful very early Honda 1200 Civic is finished in pristine Honda Madrid Red (code YR29). The paintwork is in outstanding condition with a beautiful glossy shine and even finish. There is no rust or corrosion to the bodywork and all the original panels are impeccably straight with uniform gaps and defined edges. The underside has been conserved in amazing condition owing to the factory undersealing when new. The chrome bumpers and round door mirror fitted to only early Civic models, and other associated trim sections are in perfect condition aside from just minor pitting to the headlamp surrounds and tailgate lifter. All the correct Honda, Civic and Hondamatic badges are present and in excellent order, and help to cement to truly remarkable originality of this very special car. INTERIOR The factory fresh and unmolested interior of this example is reminiscent of Honda’s vision of an early city car and is certain to delight the enthusiast. The original black leatherette seats with matching door cards are spotless with no wear whatsoever, and the black carpeting is fully intact with only minor age related degeneration. The vinyl finish dashboard and steering wheel are entirely pristine commensurate with the minimal mileage covered, and all associated switchgear is perfectly operational including the single stalk switchgear unique to only the early Civics. The factory fitted Hitachi Radio (model WM850-E) is fully operational and was an option on the Deluxe model only, along with tinted glass and a heated rear screen. A triumph in small car engineering, beautifully made and wonderfully preserved. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The legendary all-aluminium cross flow design OHC engine displacing 1169cc is mated to a Hitachi twin choke carburettor producing 50hp at 5500rpm and 57lb/ft of torque at 3500rpm. Upon first turn of the key the engine fires up instantly and is fantastically quiet and smooth. The time proven Hondamatic semi-automatic transmission operates faultlessly throughout the range and features the hand operated selector for overtaking, steep hill climbing or extra engine braking. An engine and transmission experience that poses as a must for all classic motoring enthusiasts! WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The factory fitted pressed steel wheels are complete with original and immaculate Honda badged centre caps and are shod in correct size 155 SR 12 tyres. The wheels are completely free from damage and boast a spotless finish having been professionally refurbished by the previous owner. The tyres have good tread remaining, but owning to little use, have minor hairline crazing to the outer walls and renewal would prudent prior to any intended regular use. Indeed, both rear tyres and the spare are still the original as fitted when new! The servo-assisted hydraulic tandem system incorporates front discs and rear drums and offers ample stopping power. HISTORY FILE An incredible story befitting an incredible car! This example was built in 1975 and first registered on 1 April 1976 to a wealthy Japanese lady living in London. Much of her time was spent outside of the UK and the Honda subsequently was kept alongside her Jenson Interceptor in a heated underground garage owned by Iniveral Parking Ltd, who held the keys and were instructed to start the cars regularly. The lady for some reason never returned from one trip and the two cars spent 26 years in the garage accumulating a hefty parking charge whereupon non-payment, Iniveral Paking Ltd applied through the courts for legal title of the cars and became the second registered owner. A Mr Townsend purchased both vehicles thus becoming the third registered owner of the Honda, but he only wanted the Jenson and subsequently sold the Civic to the last registered owner Mr Preston on 30th November 2003. An avid collector of early Honda Civics, Mr Preston has owned over 50 of them including no less than seven at one time! This example being the pinnacle piece in his collection was fully re-commissioned and has benefitted from fastidious storage and no-expense spared strict annual servicing. A history file is complete with the original Honda Civic 1200/1500 handbook and even the Hitachi car radio guide. A previous copied V5 showing Interval Parking Ltd as the second owner is included. MOT October 2014, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate. To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/sets/72157640100837446 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 240394
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
4,995 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Peterborough
Zip
PE1 5TA
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
9053

Year
1976

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Red

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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