1980 Honda Civic 1500 5-speed, 28,000 original miles. Collector's condition

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Willoughby, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: Civic
  • SubModel: DX 1500 5-speed
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: 1500 DX Hatchback 3-Door
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 28,813
  • VIN: SR01014576
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1.5L 1487CC l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1980 Honda Civic DX 1500 5-speed

This is a no reserve listing.This is my 1980 Honda Civic 1500 DX 5-speed hatchback with 28813 original miles.I hope I am not exaggerating to say that I believe this car is one of the cleanest best-condition and lowest-mileage examples of any Civic of this generation you will find for sale. This car is astoundingly clean and in really really nice condition. I have history of this car going back to new. This car was sold new on 1/16/80 at Trickett Honda in Madison TN. I have the original sales invoice and purchase receipt for this car ($4826 plus tax!) as well as the original Honda dealer paperwork including Honda books and warranty papers owner's manual dealer pre-delivery inspection and much more. I even have the business card from the salesperson who sold the car new.This car originated and spent the first 20 years of its life in Tennessee which would help explain the excellent condition. The car has never been driven in road salt nor has it been in extreme climates. The body is the cleanest I could ever imagine for a 1980 Civic. This body is ultra clean and solid and looks beautiful underneath. The car was repainted several years ago and an excellent job was done. This is a high-quality paint job done carefully and done right. The paint has a deep clear gloss and it looks excellent. The body panels are straight clean and line up well. This body is outstandingly clean and well-preserved with little if any rust to be found anywhere even in the smallest crevice. There is no exterior body panel rust. The tires are nearly new with full tread remaining.This car starts up smoothly and it runs and drives very well. The engine runs beautifully and it is smooth powerful and runs great. The transmission shifts perfectly through the gears and the clutch is strong. The steering and suspension are tight and the brakes stop well. This car does not have any known mechanical problems or issues and it runs and drives very well. I wouldn't hesitate to get in this car and drive anywhere- this is a reliable great-driving car.In 2002 the car was purchased from the estate of the original owner after a long period of storage. Extensive care was taken to mechanically service the car and bring it to excellent running order after being in storage. The following is a summary of some of the work done: timing belt v-belt numerous and extensive seals and gaskets wheel cylinders thermostat master cylinder ignition coil plugs fuel filter brake shoes ignition wires. Due to a broken original timing belt the cylinder head was removed and rebuilt including a valve job resurface and pressure test new valve guides and valve stem seals along with a new cylinder head gasket.Since the car was brought out of storage in 2002 it has been driven sparingly only as a specialty/classic car used on nice days. This car has been treated as a collector's vehicle and has only been receiving improvements and upgrades to achieve its current condition.During my ownership I had the interior of the car restored. The original interior had deteriorated from age and sun. I had all the seats removed from the car and fully reupholstered and rebuilt with new interior carpet installed and all interior plastics and vinyls dyed and refreshed. I also had the original carburetor replaced with a Weber which is much more reliable and the result is smooth quiet and powerful running. The original carburetor and air cleaner have been preserved for the new owner in case you want them.This car has a clean and clear Ohio title showing 28xxx ACTUAL miles.This is a 35-year old car and probably one of the nicest in existence. However of course it is not perfect. In the interest of completeness this is a full list of any known defects: You may notice the windshield is cracked in the photos; however I have a new windshield and gasket due to be installed this week. There are a few minor dings on the roof of the car. The silver plating on the rear trim badges that read "Honda Civic" and "1500" etc is worn. The glovebox is closed and does not open. The exterior roof rails are not in place. There is no radio installed. There is only one windshield wiper (it does work). The trunk lock cylinder is missing. Some of the interior plastic trim pieces such as the vent grates and trim panels etc are somewhat worn or deteriorated from age. If you fill the fuel tank past a certain level you can smell some fuel. There are some dings along the pinch-weld at the bottom of the car from the car being put on an automotive lift or jack during its life. This car is being sold as-is with no warranty.You can fly in to Cleveland (CLE) and drive this car home. You can also have the car shipped- please call Angels Transport at 530-245-0481 for a shipping quote.This car is kept inside my warehouse in Willoughby OH.Questions please email me or call/text me at 440-339-4341.