Honda Celebrates 30 Years of US-built Accords

Here’s your daily dose of history. November 1, 1982 was the day when the first US-built Honda rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio. The first car to emerge from the newly constructed plant three decades ago was a gray Accord sedan, which now resides at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan. wearing the license plate “USA 001.” 

Here’s an extended ad commemorating the event, though we wish it focused more on, you know, the history of the cars rather than Field of Dreams style footage and a convenient plug for the new 2013 Accord.

And just because infographics are all the rage now, here is one. Jeez Honda, try not to party too hard, the neighbors might call the cops!

Completely unrelated to this, the Honda N360-styled kei car that was leaked a few months ago has now gone on sale as the Honda N-One. It’s pretty darn adorable, we have to admit. More of this please, especially with the S-series, a true CR-X successor, or heck, even the Prelude. What would Soichiro do?

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7 Responses to Honda Celebrates 30 Years of US-built Accords

  1. E-AT_me said:

    love the N (obviously!!)

  2. Benjamin said:

    Dear Honda,

    Bring the AWD N-One to the United States, price it to compete with the Fiat 500, and it will sell. N-One, or none.

    Sincerely,

    Ben

  3. mister k said:

    bigger, fatter, more expensive … american’s love ‘em

  4. GEN2TWINCAM said:

    At the Henry Ford Museum – WTF !?!

    Hey Honda! Why don’t you have your own damn museum here in the US?
    Oh yea, you don’t support the owners of Hondas that are more than a few years old. And would-be restorers are forced to scrap their projects.

    I’m available to create Honda’s Heritage Division.

  5. ylee said:

    it really looks like the first gen civic. they really should bring that car overseas.

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