1976 Honda civic 1500 mk1 very rare i owner 19100 m For Sale
please read the whole advert fully before calling
over the past 25 years i have collected my own personal collection of rare and unusual classic cars
ive collected over 50 cars and have been paying for a barn to keep them dry stored in !
i have always tried to locate cars based on their rarity provenance and have tried to concentrate on low mileage and low owner examples with the view to long term investment ownership and appreciation
i had always intended to keep all my cars and carry out whatever work they need and enjoy them accordingly
i am moving to a warmer climate next year and have had to accept the sad realisation that i cant take all of my collection with me
i will offer my cars for sale at a fair and competitive market price, i am however not a desperate seller and wont accept silly low offers furthermore if i don't sell the cars i will carry out the work myself and keep them
obviously this is a private sale and a classified advert so if your seriously interested please call me
daft ebay questions and low ball offers wont be replied to !
ok ........ the car .........
this is without doubt one of the rarest of all mk1 1st generation honda civics
this was the range topping civic 1500 4 door !!
very few 1500's remain in existence
with a little work this has the potential to be the best mk 1 civic 1500 left in the uk
the 1500 is a 4 door saloon with a boot and has a longer wheelbase compared to the 1200
( not the usual more commonplace 3 door 1200 hatch back)
the 1500 model is distinguished by a longer front end than the lesser 1200 model and is fitted with a revised bonnet , longer front wings, a different style front grill and single piece grill mounted indicators
and the rear is distinguished by a twin chrome hinged boot lid as apose to a hatch
( similar to the original civic 1200 2 door )
only sold in the uk from 1975-1977
not to be confused with the later 5 door 1200 cc model !!!
the car has had 0 previous owners
it has covered just over 19111 miles genuine miles !!
i purchased the car from the original elderly owner 13 years ago when she was 87 years old and she had retired from driving !!
she purchased it new from "crown" honda in bushey heath hertfordshire
( original bill of sale still in the car file £2350)
registered 1st august 1976
now 44 years old
reg no pbm 232r
finished in one of the best civic colours
rare cirrus blue metallic
( available exclusively on the 1500 model)
rare tan leatherette interior
dealer fitted webasto sunroof with full vinyl roof
( never opened until i took these pictures and in perfect working condition)
dealer fitted honda accessory clock
laminated front screen
dealer fitted fire extinguisher
( still fixed at the bottom of the drivers seat)
( seen on underside of the bonnet)
heated rear window
being the ultra rare 1500 it was supplied by honda with a more comprehensive dash instrumentation which included a tachometer ( rev counter) separate fuel and temperature guages and a three spoke steering wheel
the car has covered a mere 19111 miles in 44 years
after the first service was carried out by "crown motors" the car was then only ever taken to
r c james
motor engineers and repairer in bushey heath hertfordshire who were a local specialist close to where she lived
the are 19 invoices from them detailing work carried out from 1978 until 2006
mot history / certificates
27/07/1979 @ 4189 miles
25/07/1980 @ 6704 miles
31/07/1981 @ 7657 miles
31/07/1982 @ 8753 miles
30/07/1983 @ 9901 miles
26/07/1984 @ 10809 miles
29/07/1985 @ 12174 miles
23/07/1986 @ 12967 miles
28/07/1987 @ 13861 miles
01/08/1988 @ 14951 miles
02/08/1989 @ 15848 miles
01/08/1990 @ 16624 miles
01/08/1991 @ 17770 miles
31/07/1992 @ 18123 miles
26/07/1993 @ 18259 miles
27/07/1994 @ 18370 miles
04/08/1995 @ 18494 miles
06/08/1996 @ 18597 miles
07/08/1997 @ 18652 miles
24/07/1998 @ 18754 miles
06/08/1999 @ 18826 miles
04/08/2000 @ 18917 miles
06/08/2001 @ 18970 miles
06/08/2002 @ 19028 miles
04/08/2003 @ 19048 miles
27/08/2004 @ 19063 miles
31/08/2005 @ 19088 miles
06/09/2006 @ 19107 miles
current mileage 19111 miles !!
currently sorned and off road since i purchased the car in 2007 ! ( with a pile of certificates to confirm)
this superb rare little civic comes with the following
the original bill of sale
invoice from "crown motors" honda dealer bushey herftfordshire showing the car plus extras £2350.96
the original blue honda vehicle service booklet confirming the vehicle details and sold to ( first owner) details
the original honda civic 1200 / 1500 owners manual
the original honda civic 1200 / 1500 sales brochure
the original "crown motors" tax disc holder with a pile of old tax discs going back to 1980
the v5 c/o my name with no previous owners
3 sets of key with the original "crown' motors" key rings
the original "crown motors" supplying dealer sticker in the rear window
the original "crown motors" supplying dealer number plates
mechanically the car is sound
the battery has seen better days however with a set of jump leads the car fires into life immediately
the engine and gearbox are fundamentally excellent but the car needs a good service,oil , filters and the timing belt, etc will need to be replaced due to time standing
the brakes will no doubt need servicing and the exhaust is blowing !!
( there is a complete new bosal exhast system for a civic 1500 for sale on ebay for £60 so not expensive !! )
so other than basic service type requirements the mechanicals are what you would expect from a 19100 mile car
the civic could have the minimum work carried out to get it back on the road again and used as a rolling restoration
i feel however that such a rare heritage honda deserves to be refurbished like a new car as its unlikely there is another one like this left in the uk
it does not need a full restoration, just some minor repairs prior to a quality re paint
the roof/ vinyl roof and sunroof is simply perfect and has benefitted from being kept in a garage its whole life
it is also mot and tax exempt
the interior is in beautiful condition
( although would benefit from a deep clean)
the seats are excellent with no rips or tears or wear on the drivers side bolster! Being a 1500 it has a different style of seating material to the 1200 model
the doors still have the original platic protective covers on them as supplied from honda when new
the headlining is excellent with no rips or tears
the boot area is good , its so clear this has been properly loved and cherished from new
the carpets have been covered from new by over mats
the bodywork is generally incredible for a 44 year old classic japanese car and whilst it needs some cosmetic improvement / work the car is neither a full restoration nor a rotten basket case
there are no obvious structural / rot issues but the paintwork is 44 years old and deserves to be improved
the car warrants and deserves a high quality respray to bring the car back to a show condition
the original elderly owner did confess to occasionally bumping the car which resulted in typical minor poor quality paint repairs
both front wings are a slightly different colour
however 2 brand new wings will be supplied with the car
all 4 doors are in great condition inside and out
both rear wheel arches have been subject to bumps on the side of her garage wall and have had poor diy hand repairs
the bonnet is good and not showing any signs of rusting
the boot lid is also excellent
no rust or rot around the windscreen scuttle
the inner wings look sound
the underside of the car was rust proofed when new so floors , sills etc are still good
the front valance has been repaired previously and will need to be sorted properly
( it does not need a new valance just the original one repaired )
please don,t bother coming to look at the car just to try and pick it to pieces as you will be just wasting your time.
just study the pictures and read the advert as ive hidden nothing !
i will be adding a photo bucket link in the next few days to show an additional 80 pictures
i really cant remember the last time i saw a mk1 civic 1500 for sale let alone one in this exceptional original condition with such a low mileage , lovely service history, every mot and no previous owners !
this is a true investment opportunity for the classic japanese honda collector
try and find another like this !
with a few grand spend to make it perfect this is a £10000 / £12000 car, and if you think im talking rubbish
i sold my 1977 civic 1200 hondamatic last year for £10500 so this far rarer 1500 is worth the money !
a really amazing investment opportunity and a superb piece of honda heritage
a car for the honda classic enthusiast
the car will need to be trailered away die to being in storage 13 years
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