As rust free as a first generation Honda Civic could be. Following the best packaging practices laid down by the , the 1972 Civic featured a transverse-mounted front-engine, front-drive layout. This is a true barn find from dry southern New Mexico. I'am the 2nd owner of this Honda civic. Classic 1979 Honda Civic 2 door hatchback -Relisting seller fell through- Hondamatic Automatic In Great Condition! I said clutch in the video, imeantthe choke.
But, alas, driving Ken's car is all new territory to me. Dad's car was the more potent 1976 with a mighty 60 hp. Not fast, not quick, but perky. Despite its compact size, the Civic didn't feel cramped. If the word 'collectible' means giving value to something of a certain vintage that's rare, these old Hondas are exactly that. They either grew up with one or knew someone who did.
Initially the Civic was offered with an 1169cc engine - the '1200' Civic. People were frightened; carmakers were scrambling; and the cleaner, more fuel-efficient future seemed scary. I discovered it wasn't just an old Honda, but a forgotten piece of automotive history. The Civic launched Honda to success in many world markets because it contained the right ingredients to be a big seller. When no one listened to their sob story, they were forced en masse to innovate. The car runs by putting gas in the carburetor but will not run off the tank.
Both were available either with a 4-speed manual gearbox or a 2-speed Hondamatic transmission. The car has never been in an accident, and the seller says it has always been stored indoors. Perhaps I remember the checkerboard seats? Does anyone know of other avenues besides e-bay, this old honda, honda parts online and autoparts war. Since the mid-1960s, Honda had been timidly tiptoeing into the car market with entries like the S500 roadster, S700 delivery van, and air-cooled and frankly fascinating 1300 Coupe. The 4-door body was re-engineered to incorporate a true 5-door hatchback which was available alongside the existing 3 door. They'd just clean it up a bit with combustion-chamber technology. I cleaned out the tank and replaced the fuel lines but no help.
Honda also looked at alternatives to regular four-stroke, gasoline-powered engines, but, in the end, decided to stick with good old internal combustion. Glass and chrome are all very good with no chips or pitting. Takes about a min to warm up and then you are off. The technology is known as stratified-charge combustion, and it wasn't invented by Honda. The guy that painted my car told me it wasn't worth the money. I knew it wasn't the same car my dad had -- this one is a 1975 with just 53 horsepower. What I Know: The car was repainted by the original owner.
My sister, Natalie, and I liked to harass truckers. Regardless, I was hoping for a tingle, a something, a connection between my early childhood years and this car. Not only that, but when Honda engineers set about designing the first-generation Civic, it was made known to them that, if it wasn't good enough, Honda would be pulling out of the car business altogether. Comes with original paperwork, owners manual, dealer brochure, tools and what is believed to be the original spare tire. The car is described as very reliable and zippy, and the sale is reluctantly forced by a recent medical diagnosis. Honda Civic The Civic proved that an economy car could be inexpensive but did not have to be cheap.
The car was last registered in in 1996. The interior is completely original according to the seller. The car has been repainted once in its factory silver and the exterior shows well with complete trim and good chrome. Well, none other than Soichiro Honda wanting the Civic to have a solid-beam-axle rear suspension. Despite their charms, 10-foot-long vehicles powered by two-cylinder motorcycle engines held no fascination for Americans.
They spray painted it lime green and I don't know what was the original paint color. There are a few very tiny rust spots here and there but nothing of any worry. I bought the car thinking I could just put in a new battery and some fresh gas but it needs more than my skills and time permit. Classof79 asked a 1979 Honda Civic Hatchback General question 2 years ago Classic Toad -- Flat-tow 4 Wheels Down 1979 Hondamatic? I would place this car at almost show ready. I want to restore it to an original color.