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      12-19-2018 03:33 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Wow, that one is very close to where I live too.
      There have been some very interesting, older Hondas/Acuras on BaT in the last yr or so where I was thinking, this car could be in the American Honda museum, mainly due to very low miles.
      There's a 3900 mile RSX Type S on there now.

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      12-19-2018 03:34 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by tbvvw View Post
      There have been some very interesting, older Hondas/Acuras on BaT in the last yr or so where I was thinking, this car could be in the American Honda museum, mainly due to very low miles.
      There's a 3900 mile RSX Type S on there now.
      A bunch of our local (Atlanta) associates have their personal stashes of cars and motorcycles that pop up occasionally. Most of them are mint, still wrapped in plastic.
      * My contributions are not representative of American Honda

    4. 12-20-2018 05:32 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Mag-X View Post
      Purchased!

      Between this, the Haynes manual I bought, and the Chilton manual that I found in car, I should be able to figure out at least the basics.
      Glad to help

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      12-20-2018 05:53 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      A bunch of our local (Atlanta) associates have their personal stashes of cars and motorcycles that pop up occasionally. Most of them are mint, still wrapped in plastic.
      What? Got pics?
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      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      12-20-2018 07:30 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      What? Got pics?
      There are two retirees that share a warehouse nearby my office where they have a dozen or so factory-fresh cars and about 30 motorcycles that range from a Trail 90 to an RC45. All with zero miles.
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      12-20-2018 07:48 AM #81
      Great car!

      I was in a parking lot and saw a tiny 1970s Civic. Walked over to it, and it was actually an Accord. The BIG Honda.

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      12-20-2018 06:05 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      There are two retirees that share a warehouse nearby my office where they have a dozen or so factory-fresh cars and about 30 motorcycles that range from a Trail 90 to an RC45. All with zero miles.


      And just in case the link fails some day, DAYUM!

      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Great car!

      I was in a parking lot and saw a tiny 1970s Civic. Walked over to it, and it was actually an Accord. The BIG Honda.
      Yeah, but you should see the size of that Civic! Oh, and the rear brake shoes are hilariously small.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    9. 12-20-2018 08:44 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Great car!

      I was in a parking lot and saw a tiny 1970s Civic. Walked over to it, and it was actually an Accord. The BIG Honda.
      The accord was the top dog even in the 80s
      The Sei was so loaded with features for a Japanese car



      Wish Honda would bring back some center capped wheels like they had back in the day

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      12-21-2018 01:47 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Sorry, I missed that. You need to use 8X10 glossy photographs with circles and arrows. (Let's see if anyone gets that reference.)
      With paragraphs on the back of each one explaining what each one was??

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      12-21-2018 02:39 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      The accord was the top dog even in the 80s
      The Sei was so loaded with features for a Japanese car



      Wish Honda would bring back some center capped wheels like they had back in the day
      I like these more than I should.
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      12-21-2018 03:01 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by chipstaagram View Post
      Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead
      That was a Civic. I had the same one, but blue.
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      12-21-2018 03:32 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by EJPolaski View Post
      With paragraphs on the back of each one explaining what each one was??
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

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      12-21-2018 05:08 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I like these more than I should.
      They were [I]so[I] good. Imagine a time pre-Ford Taurus where most folks were used to cars like Mercury Zephyrs and Iron Duke Chevy Celebrities with wheezy pushrod engines and 3-speed automatics.

      Here was a car with all-independent suspension, an electronic 4-speed auto or snicky 5-speed manual, excellent ergonomics, build quality and space utilization. But, man, the engines. Smooth, sounded good, didn't mind revving, got a nice power swell at 4000 RPM and pulled hard out to the redline instead of running out of breath and sounding like it was going to fly apart.

      My carb'd '84 did 0-60 in 10 seconds, would go 80 all day while turning 3000 RPM and got around 30 MPG in mixed driving.

      It was a revelation. There were waiting lists and you had to usually pay more than MSRP for them, but it was worth it. Mine was still running great in '99 when I traded it in but it had a bunch of old car issues I didn't want to deal with like bad A/C, leaky PS rack and a trunk I could never figure out where it was leaking from.

      Hardly anything revved like this in the early '80s

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    15. 12-21-2018 06:29 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      It turned out to be a case of blind justice.

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      12-21-2018 07:38 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      They were [I]so[I] good. Imagine a time pre-Ford Taurus where most folks were used to cars like Mercury Zephyrs and Iron Duke Chevy Celebrities with wheezy pushrod engines and 3-speed automatics.

      Here was a car with all-independent suspension, an electronic 4-speed auto or snicky 5-speed manual, excellent ergonomics, build quality and space utilization. But, man, the engines. Smooth, sounded good, didn't mind revving, got a nice power swell at 4000 RPM and pulled hard out to the redline instead of running out of breath and sounding like it was going to fly apart.

      My carb'd '84 did 0-60 in 10 seconds, would go 80 all day while turning 3000 RPM and got around 30 MPG in mixed driving.

      It was a revelation. There were waiting lists and you had to usually pay more than MSRP for them, but it was worth it. Mine was still running great in '99 when I traded it in but it had a bunch of old car issues I didn't want to deal with like bad A/C, leaky PS rack and a trunk I could never figure out where it was leaking from.

      Hardly anything revved like this in the early '80s

      Sold!

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      12-22-2018 06:10 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post

      It was a revelation. There were waiting lists and you had to usually pay more than MSRP for them, but it was worth it.
      Guys who were selling Hondas in the 80s are a treasure trove of hilarious stories about abusing customers, excessive markups, and drug use at work.
      Expose your cracks and love will fill them.

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      12-22-2018 11:21 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      Guys who were selling Hondas in the 80s are a treasure trove of hilarious stories about abusing customers, excessive markups, and drug use at work.
      My first new car was an '80 Accord LX, in a gold color that was a little more orangey than this one. They were rare as hen's teeth then - there was a 3-4 month wait to get one, because they couldn't build them fast enough, the demand was so high. The malaise era was in full swing, and buying Japanese was quickly becoming a very popular thing, especially in California. In the midwest, it was starting to happen, but there was a big backlash over people not "buying American", which held up the onslaught somewhat. I can remember outrage over Hondas and other Japanese makes showing up in the parking lots at US carmakers.

      So I decide I gotta have one of these fancy Accords. I'm only 22 but I have a great job and can afford the hefty $8k sticker price for the full-zoot LX model. I'm driving a clean 280Z at the time that I wanted to trade in. Of course I get a ridiculous low-ball offer for it on first pass, beyond insulting, and they want $8800 for the Accord - a full 10% ADM, absolutely non-negotiable. If I don't want to pay it, somebody else will. So I walk over the lousy trade-in number and eventually get an acceptable offer a few days later, and come back and do the deal. Months later, my shiny new Accord finally arrives. It was all I expected it to be and then some, I loved that thing.

      After about a year and a half I got T-boned on the way to work one morning, by an uninsured driver who ran a red light, and who spoke zero English. I was lucky to walk away from that accident. Amazingly the insurance company didn't total it, and it spent the next 4 months in the shop, mostly waiting on parts from Japan. When I finally got it back, the paint was horrendous, and of course it never drove the same. I wound up trading it in on this new thing that was coming out of Westmoreland PA, something VERY exciting - an '83 Rabbit GTI.

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    20. 12-23-2018 03:07 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      Guys who were selling Hondas in the 80s are a treasure trove of hilarious stories about abusing customers, excessive markups, and drug use at work.
      Family friend had one of these and as a id it felt way future like compared to nearly anything else in the price range






      Last model Honda had this much luck selling for msrp was the 1999 Odyssey , many were dying to get they're hands on those minivans just to be dissapointed by the trans failing at 20k

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      12-23-2018 09:08 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      Last model Honda had this much luck selling for msrp was the 1999 Odyssey , many were dying to get they're hands on those minivans just to be dissapointed by the trans failing at 20k
      my cousin’s Oddy is on it’s 3rd or 4th transmission. But to Honda’s credit, the rest of the van just won’t die. It’s got 200k on it, and sits for months at a time because they now live overseas. They keep the van with some friends and whenever they’re back in the States to visit family or for business, my cousin doesn’t rent a car - he fires up the van and drives it all over the Northeast.

      CSB, when he bought the van, the ride it replaced was a 5-speed 4Runner.

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      The 9th gen Accord was the last to use the old door/trunk ajar car diagram.






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      12-23-2018 09:27 AM #97
      Nice find! Your car is truly a time capsule.
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      12-26-2018 12:31 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by tbvvw View Post
      There have been some very interesting, older Hondas/Acuras on BaT in the last yr or so where I was thinking, this car could be in the American Honda museum, mainly due to very low miles.
      There's a 3900 mile RSX Type S on there now.
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