On November 1, 1982, the first Japanese car built in America rolled off the assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio. The manufacturer was Honda, and the car was a gray Accord sedan wearing the license plate “USA 001”.
Today, Honda has four factories in the US, two in Canada and one in Mexico, and on February 3 Honda produced its 20 millionth North American-built car. 77 percent of the Hondas sold here are built locally and Honda has even exported close to a million of these cars to overseas markets.
As for the original Accord, it now resides at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan.