Thursday, 2 August 2012

Civic CVCC

Everything about the first-generation Honda Civic whispers frugality; the diminutive proportions are particularly jarring when wearing US plates - a plucky minnow in an ocean of whales. Combine this with the CVCC engine - Honda's emission-squishing Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion design - and you get something that will never blip on the pollutant radar.
Poor little thing - it's amazing any of them survived in the land of cheap gas and no-substitute-for-cubes. But some did, and the one you see here is absolutely spotless. Couple the clean, standard lines with some crisp ice-blue paint and a gentle drop over 13×5.5" Carroll Shelby Reverse Daytona rims and you get something that is, in an odd way, almost timeless. Which makes sense, as its simplicity and economy mean it'll probably last forever.
Via Canibeat.

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