1987 Honda Civic Wagovan 1.6i-16.

March 2, 2011

11 comments





11 comments:

ben said...

The badge is what caught my eye, and as I researched more I became more intrigued.

I don't think this badge was ever placed on a US spec Civic, and also I thought it only came out for the next generation of Civics (88-91).

So with ignorance being bliss, I'm confidently going to say that this must be a cherry UK import and not just an aftermarket emblem.

tony said...

these are such good cars. our family acquired a '91 awd civic wagovan from a family friend with like 150k miles on it for a thousand bucks or something in 1999 or 2000. ben got t-boned in it twice and thieves broke into it on i think three occasions, and somewhere along the lines it became a salvage title, but it ran forever and ever and ever with no maintenance costs. it cornered like a sports car, sucked up potholes like a pickup, had 360-degree fishbowl visibility, and you could sleep in it. top speed wasn't all that great, but running through the five gears was an absolute joy.

when we moved to chicago in 2006, we decided to downsize to one car, and so we kept the visually nicer volvo 240. sold the honda for a thousand bucks, and to my knowledge it's still running hard.

i recall reading that honda was marketing these to a middle-aged demographic, and so the interior was conservatively styled with good finish work and therefore doesn't look dated by today's standards; the seats were also designed for extra comfort and durability. by now they've all been hoarded up and modded by teenage ricers, but if you can find an unmolested example, pay whatever they're asking.

dead_elvis said...

Being LHD would seem to rule out a UK import. Maybe a Canadian market vehicle? Not too unusual up here in the soggy NW corner of the US.

ben said...

That's a good point, especially about the LHD.

tony said...

also, euro-spec cars have the wide space for those wide license plates.

thanks, btw, for calling my attention to the 1.6 i-16, i'd never noticed that before on any generation.

Justin said...

That is badass.

Anonymous said...

I wish the current market had something with the same size/utility available as this (not the current crop of "I'M YOUNG AND FUNKY" mobiles....)

I drove one in the late 80's and it was a great car. It could hold a lot of stuff when the rear seat folded down.

Anonymous said...

did anyone notice the darwin fish below the honda embelm on the back hatch? cool ride.

Chris said...

My dad owned an '86 Civic GL sedan. I was a 9yo car nut (in Canada) and paid a lot of attention to other Civics at the time, and I don't ever remember seeing that badge up here. Must be an import. Wasn't that quite a potent motor compared to the regular 1.5-litre 12-valver?

ben said...

I see this car around the neighborhood regularly, I'll try and ambush the owner to get us some answers about this emblem.

Luis said...

I've owned my 1986 Wagovan (Champagne) since November 23, 1985, she had 4 miles when I bought her. Asking price was $9,600.00 but it was on sale for $8,150.00 that day. She has been from Virginia Beach, VA to Califonia, to Oklahoma, to New Jersey, shipped overseas, back to Georgia, driven to Florida and shipped to Puerto Rico. Here in Puerto Rico she takes me anywhere I want to go, and at 228,000 miles in 25 years she still gives 32 mpg.