Former Lane Motor Museum Push-Me-Pull-You 1979 Honda Civic!

How do we know this came from the Lane? We’ve seen it in the basement! Also, anything this weird in Nashville probably has something to do with Lane.

So, what is it? It’s two front halves of 1979 Honda Civics grafted together, resulting in two driver’s seats, side-by-side and facing opposite directions. As clearly noted in the ad, this needs some work, but maybe not too much.  We love the condition description for each side:

Side 1: Somewhat driveable. The engine runs fairly well, but we have not run for very long only around our parking lot. Lights and wipers work. Brakes work at parking lot speeds. Driver’s side window is missing.

Side 2: Not driveable at this time. Engine will run. The carburetor needs work. It leaks gas, so the fuel line has been plugged. Lights and wiper work. Brake pedal has pressure, however have not been tested. Driver’s side window is there, but is plexi-glass which has seen better days.

Would you rock this? We’re tempted, but would like to know where fuel is stored first and might need a primer on how to lock out the opposite side steering wheel to prevent unexpected turns.  Best would be to get this 100% running and execute awesome parking moves – pull in/pull out.  Technically, one is never “reversing”…

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Nashville, TN, USA
$2,500 with ZERO bids and five days to go

Front view or back view?  Who cares?  The ouch decal is a bonus.

At least a top view is well defined here, but which way is forward?

Other view of same side.

Things look normal here until one sees the two steering wheels inside.

We love this interior.

Here’s one engine, minus battery.

Here’s the other engine (note the battery and different hose clamp).

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This 1979 Honda Civic is an incredible performance machine! It features 8 cylinders of furious power! It has 4 wheel drive making the winter weather driving a breeze! 4 powerful disc brakes bring this rocket to a safe stop. And it has two radios, so if you are a little bit country and your lady is a little bit rock-n-roll, you will both be smiling! It also has 8 forward gears and two reverse gears (not all combinations can be used simultaneously.) Four wheel steering makes parallel parking and u-turns tasks you will look forward to! Or it’s a clown car…

Side 1: Somewhat driveable. The engine runs fairly well, but we have not run for very long only around our parking lot. Lights and wipers work. Brakes work at parking lot speeds. Driver’s side window is missing.

Side 2: Not driveable at this time. Engine will run. The carburetor needs work. It leaks gas, so the fuel line has been plugged. Lights and wiper work. Brake pedal has pressure, however have not been tested. Driver’s side window is there, but is plexi-glass which has seen better days.

There is no obvious rust problems. The paint is not great. Actual mileage unknown.

Clear Tennessee title.

1971 Honda Vamos

Here’s one we’d never heard of! The Vamos was based on Honda’s mini-truck, the TN360, and was a mini-Jeep competitor (think Suzuki).

The interwebs consistently indicate that about 2,500 of these were built; so this is rare outside the Lane Motor Museum (surely they have one).  The seller of our subject unit provides almost no information, other than to say this features a manual trans and a clean title.

Given the relatively high asking price, we hope this runs and drives and is in very good shape.  The photos don’t show any real issues.

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Somewhere in SoCal, USA?
$15,000

We love just about everything about this!  It features right-hand drive, a spare mounted on the body AND beautiful, plaid seats.  Also, is that a bar that lifts to act as a “door”/driver retainer??

Here’s that unique front end.

Passenger side looks much the same as the driver’s side.  Note the occupant retention system is in the deployed position here.  Also, the engine is presumably behind that black door on the lower side of the body.

We can’t see much of the rear, but we like what we see.

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honda made just 2500 truck
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Cushman Trike with Honda Goldwing Power

This trike probably started like as an industrial vehicle, but now it’s a seriously overpowered golf cart.  The engine is a 1.5 liter flat six from a Honda Goldwing motorcycle.  Yes, that’s the car-sized cruiser bike with all the tail pipes which is very popular with Baby Boomers

There isn’t too much else to say about this one – it’s basically a ridiculously fast cart, likely with essentially no cornering ability and, apparently with no seat belts.  If that’s your thing, go for it!  Someone certainly spent a lot of money making this.

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Saint Charles, MO, USA
$1,000 with one bid, reserve not met and six days to go

Modern golf carts are just too stable.  How about one less wheel?

This is certainly unique.

Yep.

Things look pretty mild from this angle.

Here, the seats stand out.  Are those exhaust pipes?

Why, yes, they are!  One per cylinder…

“Interior” is pretty simple.  Note the lack of lateral support in the seats and apparent lack of seat belts.  Also note the Riviera in the background!

This does have a full complement of gauges.

Hurst t-handle!

Here’s the engine wedged into a tiny space.  The trike layout makes this much more difficult.

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Zombie Apocalypse Honda Civic

Here was have a 2004 Honda Civic EX with some interesting mod choices.  Was it modified for night rallies?  We say no, as the roof rack makes no sense.  So, we must assume this was inspired by the Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine.  Too bad the tire/wheel choice won’t make for good off-roading.

Underneath it all is a 220K+ mile Civic in really good shape with claimed regular maintenance.  One big issue: it has an airbag light on and needs an airbag recall completed.  Could it be a Takata unit?  If so, is the goal to get the Zombie into the driver’s seat and ram the car into a tree?

True to Honda’s “masters of simple option packaging” form, this EX means is fully loaded.  Thankfully, they left a bit of ordering complexity in the mix in that customers could still choose a manual trans!  So, beneath the oddly-chosen mods lies a pretty desirable little coupe.  Sadly, the seller provides no asking price; so we don’t know if it’s a good deal.

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San Bernardino, CA, USA

Massive LED light bars, overly-wide wheels with stretched tires and plastic fender flares, a roof rack and an oversized rear wing.  These don’t go together, but the end result is oddly appealing.

This shot reveals just how wide those wheels are.  Also, is that a rear LED light bar?

It’s not clear whether the Mercedes ride-on toy comes as part of the deal.

You’re damn right the exhaust exits through the valance!  Also, this seems to answer the rear LED question.

Yes, those are rear LED bars of some sort…

Interior is basically original and appears to be in great shape.  Note the obligatory “Illest” logo near the shifter.  It’s probably also on the seller’s flat-bill hat.

Engine is stock save for cold hot air intake, which probably gives it a nice sound.

Was this the inspiration??

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What’s up craigslist. Just testing the waters to see if I can trade my 2004 honda civic EX, with a 1.7 liter 4 cylinder vtec motor, with a 5 speed manual transmission. Nothing has been swapped engine or transmission wise. It’s all original. The cars is around 220,000 miles+ and going. I use this car to make a daily commute to work, that’s it. This car is not abused or used for racing, I maintain it on every 3 months. The car has no leaks, no overheating, and no unusual noises. The car comes with power everything, Windows, sunroof, mirrors, and locks. It’s got a full functioning A/C and heater, as well as cruise control. The interior is at a 9/10, there’s no rips or tears. The car also has a 4 point netami seatbelt harness. Tags are up to date until February of next year. There are no check engine lights, there is however a airbag light on. That’s due to an airbag recall for this year and model. You can take it to any honda dealer near you to have them changed out for free with no charge. I just haven’t had the time to take it in yet. The car is modified on the outside for the most part, the engine only has an air intake system. It’s still passes smog. A new suspension system was recently installed a month ago. The car is sitting on diamond racing wheels with specs of 16×10 with all negative offset, on some stretched tires that are almost still new. So I’m looking for an even trade or if your trade is better than mine, money on top could be possibly negotiated, but I’m mainly looking for an even trade, with the same amount of miles or less. Model years from 2002 thru 2004 would be preferred, manual or automatic. Title status isn’t an issue for me. The trade must be in good running condition as mine! Pink slip is in hand, and if you need more photos, shoot me a text. Not in a rush to sell or trade.

1989 Honda CRX Convertible

Honda never made one; but that didn’t stop someone else.

The seller provides shockingly little detail and no interior photos, but the ad does indicate a manual trans is present. Mileage is unknown, but the seller says the car runs and drives well and that several maintenance receipts are available.  We’re interested in structural rigidity, or lack thereof; but only a test drive will reveal the truth in that area.

Apparently, said seller thinks these wheels and tires are worth $3K, as the car is offered for $6K with “stick steel” wheels or $9K with those pictured.  While these are delightfully ugly, we’ll opt for the “stick” wheels, thank you very much.

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East Los Angeles, CA, USA
$6,000

Apparently, this resides with at least one more CRX and some other projects.  That could be a good thing.

This is so strange it’s cool!  There are no shots with the top up; so we don’t know whether it works or looks decent.

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For sale one of a kind 89 Honda CRX convertible. The car is in excellent condition just a few minor issues. All original DPFI with over 40 recipes of previous maintenance drive and runs great. as is I want 9000 without wheels with stick steel wheels 6000

One Pic Wonder: 1985 Honda Accord Limousine

Yes, indeed, it’s a 1980s Accord limo!  We’re curious about the interior, but the seller has denied us photos.

Apparently, a company in Canoga Park, CA converted several of these, though we don’t know why.  This one appears to have many needs; so it will be a special someone who decides to buy this and sink money into it.

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Riverside, CA, USA
$1,200

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85 honda accord limousine. rare very few made. every person who sees it says they have never seen one before. very low miles. limo was manufactured in the 80’s by a limo company in Canoga Park Ca. runs. rebuilt carburetor. interior in good condition. double bench seats in rear facing eachother. working sunroof in rear. dividing glass window. separate vents in rear. it needs exterior cosmetic work. was going to keep it but have too many projects. i attached a picture of what they look like fixed up. $1200. call or text 

You can’t Beat this Honda with a Stick

Yes, this is a rare (especially outside Japan) Honda Beat Kei Car.  This little beast has a 0.7L, three cylinder engine and weighs just about nothing.  0-60 wasn’t impressive by today’s standards, due primarily to a lack of torque, but we imagine this would be amazingly fun to drive.

The seller claims this car is in excellent condition with only a few blemishes.  Notably, the asking price includes shipping to the US.  The car is now 25 years old; so EPA shouldn’t mind.  You might want to check with your state’s DMV, however.

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Berchem, Belgium
$9,900 BIN with offers considered and 20 days to go

What’s not to love here?  Tiny roadster styling still look fairly contemporary.  The headlight wrapping into the wheel opening is an interesting way to get full-size headlamp assemblies onto a narrow face.

The rear 3/4 proportions are slightly awkward, which goes with the mid-engine territory.

The interior is rumored to be pretty roomy and this photo appears to back that up.  We dig the funky seat cloth pattern, as well as the cool gauge pod.  Dash speaker arrangement is also a cool touch.

Here’s the driver’s view (more or less).  We love the white-faced tach with well-marked red line.

There is a bit of space behind the engine compartment, but the battery gives a sense of scale and reveals that there’s not a ton of room.  If you were thinking golf bag, we’re thinking no.

Yes, the “hood” opens, but the spare takes up that space.

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When have you seen one of these around , here whe have my 1991 early Vin number Honda Beat , and even more hard to  find this one has NO rust and is in very good used condition , The car drives great  and all gears work very well , the Honda had a 1000$ new soft top about a year ago (genuine Honda) . its starts great . The AC needsgas .  the body is totally rust free , there is a small scratch on the left had lower rear panel ,and the top of the front bumper has some sun fading. I had the car in my private collection and used it on a couple of car show. When parked nexst to a normal car you see how small it really is . it fits in a the back of a full seize pick up .  nice also to  tow behind a RV.  A rust free honda Beat is a hard to find item even in Japan so if you’re a micro car collector have a look . commes with owners manuel and books

The car is from  1991 !!!!!! 25 years old so legal to import in the US , I had to write down 1980 AS EBAY dose not take the vin number . 

THE BUY IT NOW PRICE IS INCLUDING SCHIPPING TO THE USA , I do all the paperwork on my side bring the car to  the port and have it shipped to  any US or Canadian MAIN port !!!!  you just have to collect it pay local tax and drive it home . have a  look at my feedback , buying and selling all over the world for over 40 years , perfect feedback recent sold a Land rover to the US .

  The Honda Beat is a rear wheel drive, mid-engined two-seat roadster kei car produced from May 1991 to February 1996. The Beat was the last car to be approved by Soichiro Honda before he died in 1991. Most of the production (around two-thirds) occurred in the first year, and then production and sales fell drastically and not many good ones where left . The design of the car came from Pininfarina, who then sold the design plan to Honda. The Beat was one of many cars designed to take advantage of Japan’s tax-efficient kei car class.[2]

There were two mainstream models of the Beat (the PP1–100 and the PP1–110) and a couple of limited edition versions. Variations on the first model were just cosmetic updates. Only the second model had any real mechanical differences. All cars were offered with the option of a driver’s side airbag. The car was sold exclusively in Japan at Honda Primo dealership sales channels.

In typical Honda fashion, the Beat’s engine did not utilize a turbocharger or supercharger. The 656 cc (40.0 cu in) engine was modified with the MTREC (Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control) system, with individual throttle bodies for each of the three cylinders, to produce 64 PS (63 bhp) at 8100 rpm with an electronically limited top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). Only a manual transmission was available. The MTREC design would filter down to the 1993 Honda Today kei car.

The Honda beat is now a highly collectible micro car , loved by many  Japanese and micro car collectors

Rare First-Gen Prelude

This is a claimed 125K miles, one-family 1980 Honda Prelude which appears the be in great shape.  When did you last see one of these?

What’s the catch, you ask?  This one has an automatic trans; so maximum driving fun is not in the cards.  Still, this car deserves to be preserved and enjoyed!  125K miles should be absolutely nothing to an early Honda, and we’ll bet this will have fewer problems than a 25K miles example would.

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Chandler, AZ, USA
$3,500

These were a fairly common sight back in the day; but we hardly ever see them now.  The styling has worn well.  The brownish gold paint is perfect for the period and appears to be in great shape.

Front end is handsome enough and instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with these.

The rear is nicely done, too, though it may be a bit more generically late 70s/early 80s Japanese.

Five-spoke wheels look good here and those mud guards, while not the most attractive, has probably saved the paint from chips.

The body looks good ‘n straight.

Not many interior pics are included, but we love this shot of the badass combination speedo and tach.

Here’s the only other interior shot.  I imagine showing the clean, original radio and the intact lighter implies that the rest of the interior is in great shape.

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1980 Honda Prelude 1st Generation.
This Honda has been in my family from day 1. 
Everything is original, its never been in an accident
Everything works
Just under 125k miles 
Interior upholstery can be updated but in good shape
8 track tape AM/FM player still in working order
Just had the carb rebuilt 
New battery
Daily driver
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1978 Civic Convertible

Yes, two custom Honda convertibles in two days.  Admit it, though, you’ve thought about chopping the top on an early Civic. Did it look like this in your dreams?

Unlike yesterday’s custom Honda/Acura NSX convertible, this one looks more like a home job.  That’s not to say the work looks terrible; but it does appear there is no provision for a top.  The roll bar is a welcome sight here, but the lack of storage space combines with the lack of a top to ensure this vehicle has essentially no practicality.  That being said, who needs a top on his or her car in sunny Camden, New Jersey, anyway?  Maybe the snowbird owner usually ships this car back and forth to/from Florida.  We just have to wonder why it’s in Jersey this fine January.

The seller provides almost no information, but does claim 89K miles, indicating the car is clean inside and out with minor scratches.  Maybe the minors scratched the car trying to get away when the creepy owner was cruising the local high school?

Is this runs well, the price is cheap enough.  With some decal removal and perhaps better looking wheels (we’d go sleeper with steelies), this could be an interesting little cruiser if you don’t need a top.  Perhaps one could even swap in an SCCA-approved roll bar and go autocrossing?

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Camden, NJ, USA
$1,150 with 11 bids, reserve not met, 5 hours to go and $2,500 BIN

While the windscreen decal is a bit much, things look fairly reasonable from this angle.

Here, we see the loss of practicality in the rear.  What was left of the cargo area is occupied by no fewer than four subwoofers.  At least a laptop bag can fit in the back seat.

Note the “Civic” script, clearly inspired by the Porsche Turbo script.  We’re not impressed.

The “Listen to the Sound” decal is an interesting choice.  We’ll bet the owner has given passersby little choice in the matter.

The interior appears to be in good shape; so, given the lack of a top, we must assume it has been stored inside.  The red and black color scheme works well here.  Full-width mirror may be a bit much, however.

Under the hood, things look pretty normal, aside from a bunch of decals.  It’s hard to tell whether that’s hideous overspray or “spatter paint” (remember that?!) on some components.  The muscle car air filter nut is pretty funny in this application.

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Golf Cart in Drag

No, not that kind of drag.  If you need to tow a dragster and a simple trailer or hand cart just won’t do, then this might be the vehicle for you!

This is powered by an unspecified Honda engine and clutchless four-speed transmission (Hondamatic?).  We think is cool, although we have no use for it.  The seller is looking for trades; so it would be interesting to see if someone can top this for strangeness.

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Duarte, CA (otherwise known as the Inland Empire)
No Price Listed (free?)

Front end is “aggressive”, especially for a golf cart.

Sadly, the scoop appears to be non-functional, given its location vis-à-vis the engine.

This cart is equipped with drag slicks and wheelie bars, though it’s not clear that wheelies are an actual risk with the current powertrain.

Centerline Auto Drag-style wheels work well with the drag theme.

Long-throw, manual shifter is not a common sight in a golf cart.

Yes, you saw Yosemite Sam on the glove box lid.

Here’s the only decent shot of the engine.  We can’t tell much…

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