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Championship White EK9 Honda Civic Type R offered without reserve, would you swipe right?

Honda Civic Type R 1999
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Honda used the sixth-generation Civic for the first-ever Civic Type R. Named EK9 after chassis code GF-EK9, this high-revving icon was not sold in the United States or Europe. This was a JDM affair produced in limited numbers: 7,007 for the 1998 model year, 4,009 for the 1999 model year, and 5,225 units for the 2000 model year.

This production total includes 200 examples of the N1-spec Motor Sports Edition, which is even lighter than the regular Civic Type R thanks to a host of weight-saving measures including an anti-lock braking system, audio system, power steering and electric mirrors. , and removal of electric windows. The car we’ll be talking about today isn’t a Motor Sports Edition, but a Civic Type R painted in Championship White that’s currently in Canada.

Chassis number EK91103163 was acquired and imported from the United Kingdom to Canada by the seller in 2023. Offered on Bring a Trailer with no reserve and few modifications, this 1999 model is currently priced at $5,100 with just under five days left warranty. the auctions are gone. You should know that $5,100 is peanuts for such a coveted vehicle.

In the first year of production, the Civic Type R retailed for 1,698,000 yen. That means ¥1,875,870 adjusted for inflation, or $11,940 at current exchange rates. The rarity of the JDM-only EK9 and its prestige make it much more valuable these days.

For example, an immaculate 2000 Honda Civic Type R with a few kilometers on the clock and no modules of any kind sold in 2020 at auction in Japan for a whopping 7.64 million yen before taxes and shipping. In other words, 8,244,745 yen or 52,465 inflation-adjusted Liberty Eagles.

Honda Civic Type R 1999

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It’s pretty obvious that whoever bids the highest on EK91103163 won’t be able to match that amount, especially after the winning bidder reviews this vehicle’s visual imperfections and aftermarket upgrades. Approximately 5,000 kilometers of the 123,000 kilometers indicated on the odometer have been added under current ownership. 123,233 converts to 76,573 miles, which is nothing for the B16B at 8,400 rpm.

As implied, the naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine displaces just under 1.6 liters. The block is made of cast iron, while the VTEC cylinder head is made of light alloy. From a liter perspective, the B16B was the hottest free-breathing four of its era. In the Civic Type R, it produced 182 horsepower (185 PS) and 118 pound-feet (160 Nm) at 7,500 rpm.

Featured on 15-inch alloys mounted with 195/55 rubber, this EK9 has had its timing belt replaced for added peace of mind. A new battery, spark plugs and wires, Spoon Sports air filter and thorough brake system maintenance should also be mentioned. As for spare parts, the list includes an alarm system, an aluminum radiator and a tubular collector.

The 2.5-inch exhaust system is also aftermarket. The seller notes corrosion along the bodywork and a cracked front spoiler. Since the EK9 has never been certified by the EPA or DOT, potential bidders from the United States of America should consider the 25-year import rule. Offered without a title, chassis number EK91103163 comes with registration in the seller’s name, vanity plates, Civic Type R cover and a selection of spare parts.

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