KIDNEY, ANYONE? 125-mile 1985 Honda Civic

These may be the worst photos ever taken by someone trying to sell what is claimed to be a historic vehicle. Despite the potato-cam, however, the seller of this 1985 Honda Civic hatchback claims that it was a special car commemorating the 500,000th Civic ever built. As such, it has been driven only 200km (124 miles) in its lifetime. UPDATE below.

To corroborate that story, it’s got gaudy “1985” and “500,000th” decals plastered all over it. Whether it’s the half-millionth Civic or not, it at least appears to be a very low mileage one.

Immaculate vinyl bolsters on the front seats indicate a butt-free existence, and the spotless engine bay further signals sparse usage. The rear bumper seems to have experienced some sun fading, so it’s probably been kept outside for some period.

It’s being offered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for $7,900 Canadian (or $7,240 USD). You can find the ad on Kijiji. UPDATE: We contacted Honda USA and their response is that neither Canadian Honda representatives nor global production numbers can substantiate the advertised claim for the
vehicle. Neither production or sales numbers of 500,000 come close to a
1985 Civic.

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11 Responses to KIDNEY, ANYONE? 125-mile 1985 Honda Civic

  1. cesariojpn says:

    Crack pipe.

  2. Stuart Kayrooz says:

    Does anyone know if those roof-racks were factory option or aftermarket/dealer-fit?

    Don’t see too many civics with chrome racks.

  3. The Black CRX says:

    There are too many holes in this used-car dealer’s story.

    Honda produced more than a million 1st-gen Civics, and they built the five millionth Civic in 1987. The claim that “this is the 500,000th car Honda made” simply isn’t true for all Civics, much less all Hondas.

    The premise that “Honda” set this car aside after building it and then parked it in “their showroom” makes little sense, either. Clearly the faded bumpers and wipers suggest this car’s been outdoors at some point, and the seller doesn’t happen to explain why he has the car now. The non-Honda roof rack, the AM/FM radio, and the Civic S wheel covers would all have been added to this base hatchback by a dealer. And surely a used-car dealer (the seller) knows the difference between an automaker and a new-car dealer — especially when the factory is in Japan and the showroom was in Canada.

    The “decals” are actually painted on, and they seem somewhat odd, too (besides ruining the car, imho). Why would anyone have painted the year on the hood back when it was new? One might expect some decals on the glass about the production milestone, if anything. But even if it were the half-millionth 3G Civic, or half-millionth 1985 Civic, is either of those all that significant to begin with?

  4. E-AT_me says:

    this car has been for sale for quite some time.

  5. Steve says:

    Maybe it was that dealership’s 500,000th car…

  6. dcoultis says:

    Maybe this was the 500,000th canadian civic?

  7. madfaber says:

    have fun never ever selling that car

  8. Dandy says:

    Another jack-wagon guy who has no clue that almost no one will bite… milestone or not. The car would need a respray to deal with the call-outs, and, like what other people are saying, too many things just don’t add up. What could be a very serviceable collector piece as a normal Civic is now stuck in road-side attraction limbo, thanks to this guy.

  9. CRA says:

    I was drooling until I actually saw the pics. I’m a Honda Enthusiast of sorts and there are just TOO MANY glaring omissions. Easiest one is if this baby was showroom kept, what’s up with the damn faded bumpers? Not only did it see moisture, it saw a bunch of SUN. These plastic bumpers were notorious for fading in the heat and UV. I’d be much more comfortable with a Civic of this caliber that was driven, but immaculately taken care of. Shame on this one. Dealers are crooks sometimes, I guess.

    • Randy says:

      What? A used car dealer? Noooooooo!!! 🙂

      Mismatch on the back seatback, too, as long as we’re at it.

      I wonder if that “Wipe New” stuff would work on the bumper, and if buffing would take care of any mismatch between the paint and the decals… If the decals ARE actually paint, could a good body shop sand them off just enough to not jack up the paint and buff it out?

      So, $5-Grand?

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