To get an idea of the thinking behind this car we need to look at the Honda Civic during the mid eighties, this is a car born out of the need to produce something for everybody and it certainly does that, with four body styles and the choice of several engine and gearbox options. However, the car that we are interested here is the three door hatchback that would have been powered by the 76 HP 1.5 litre engine.
But the Civic is nothing but versatile and because of this it should be a dream car for import builders as they need cars with plenty of spares available and they also have to be something different too, which the Civic is. So take this unassuming looking car and start to pull it apart and you are left with a good base for a great build.
The first thing that stands out with this car is the colouring, this bright yellow and blue design is the colouring of builder racing team, Spoon Sports, this team is well known in Japan not just as a racers. Nevertheless, as testers for Honda too, this car from 1985 is significant because this is when the company was formed, this is where Spoon started and now Tatsuru Ichishima the president of Spoon is a national hero and racing icon.
The car is totally original, this is what Spoon was built on and so it deserves a bit of recognition, as all cars that a led the charge should be, this is a turning point for the company. If the car failed there would be no Spoon Sports as we know it. The same can be said for other top teams too; there future is based firmly on what happened in the past!
These are the details for this great looking Honda Civic from 1985;
Fast Facts – 1985 Civic (E-AT) Group A Spec
Owner Spoon sports
Hometown Ogikubo, Tokyo, Japan
Daily Grind Honda Tuning Specialist
Power 230 HP @9800rpm Torque N/A
Under The Hood naturally-aspirated ZC Engine 1.6L DOHC; Spoon valve cover, aluminium oil pan, oil cap, reservoir covers, straight pipe-exhaust (megaphone type), custom header w/spring flange joints; NGK spark plug wires; grey sealer paint
Brains Keihin ECU
Drivetrain 5-speed close ratio transmission
Stiff Stuff Showa struts; custom aluminium roll cage, front torsion bars, rear springs, front strut tower bar, front/rear sway bars w/spherical end links, adjustable panhard rod, air jacks, single lug conversion
Stoppers Nissin callipers; adjustable proportioning valve; 2-piece drilled rotors
Rollers 15 X 8 (front) and 15 X 6.5 (rear) centre-locking Enkei wheels, 205/55 R15 Vintage Yokohama Advan SS tires
Outside : Flat panel underneath car; Spoon Sports paint scheme, decals, windshield banner; tow hooks; EC Works Type A mirrors; hood pins; fender-mounted air jack wand
Inside Handmade meters: Spoon Sports first-gen steering wheel, carbon-kevlar bucket seat; Simpson harness; custom seat brackets; battery kill switch;
Source [Super Street Online]
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