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An astonishing UK Honda Accord Type R with 11,897 miles and full Honda history.
Front spoiler, rear skirt, side fairings, mesh grille, auto levelling High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with washers, helical limited slip differential, uprated springs and dampers, Momo leather steering wheel, digital clock, headlight ‘on’ reminder chime, remote fuel filler release, illuminated ignition switch, dashboard illumination control, dual SRS airbags, power front windows and door mirrors, titanium gear shift knob. Factory Options; Boot spoiler, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, Level 2 ICE Programme with Pioneer DEH-P6000R. Dealer accessories; Tailored Type R embossed floor mats.
The high-gloss paint finish looks alluring finished in Vesuvio Red, (Code R502) and thanks to strict garage storage and an ultra-low 11,897 miles, is stunning. There are no dings or scuffs and the vehicle has never had a machine polish still boasting the preferred factory full protection. The sculpted front spoiler has a few diminutive stone chips, barley visible to the naked eye. The body coloured door mirrors still have factory check stickers to the underside and dealer branded number plates, boot lid and rear window sticker are affixed. The HID light clusters are crystal clear and all glass is original Honda branded with tiny delamination to one corner of the front screen. A single-minded sports machine and no doubt, the very best example to be offered.
A driver focused interior has minimal luxuries for superior power to weight ratio witnessed firstly by the lightweight Black Alcantara Recaro seats in pristine condition with absolutely no wear or fade. Due to garage storage and no UV light the seat trim does not have the normal green tinge. Less sound insulation and even the removal of the inside trim for the bootlid and felt from the glovebox found on other Accords was absent in the Type R. The rear seats are unused and a strengthened rear bulkhead means the usual 60/40 split is absent. The Metallic effect dashboard and door trim unique to the Type R is immaculate as is the titanium gear shift knob with no markings. All equipment functions including the optional air conditioning. The carpets have been protected by tailored Type R embossed floor mats supplied by Honda from new which in turn have been protected by rubber floor mats carefully trimmed to fit perfectly. Incredible in all areas.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.2 litre DOHC VTEC engine includes detailed engineering refinements to increase airflow at high engine speeds, reduce friction and speed up exhaust gas flow, resulting in an exhilarating 209bhp. When the engine speed reaches a certain point, the VETEC cuts in, the cam profile changes and the results are breathtaking. A top speed of 142mph and 0-62mph in 7.5 secs is quoted. All this in the safe knowledge the car has been maintained exclusively and regularly by the supplying Honda main dealer. The Type-R’s close-ratio gearbox, performance clutch and helical limited slip differential permit rapid acceleration and improve traction out of corners. This car has trigger-like responsiveness.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 17” alloy wheels have never been refurbished and have no scuffs just the minutest of markings from travelling 11,897 miles. The tyres are recommended Bridgestone Potenza 215/45 R17 replaced in 2016 with ample tread and an unused space saver is present. Huge 16” diameter ventilated front discs, 14” rear discs, high friction, anti-fade brake pads, ABS and Electronic Brake distribution gives you the assurance to explore the Type R’s electrifying performance.
Remarkable. Supplied by Honda Marshall of Peterborough on the 1st September 1999 to Mr Charles Ellis the new car brochure reveals his hand written notes and ticks specifying the Accord Type R with manual air conditioning and a Category 1 Alarm along with some other options. His son, Gary Ellis, was instrumental in the purchase and treated his father to the number plate V22TEC when new and still included with the car. Gary was to become the only other and second owner in August 2019 after his father’s passing. The car has been serviced without fail by the supplying Honda dealer a total of 13 times during the 11,897 miles travelled. The last service was carried out in September 2019. All invoices, MOT certificates and documentation has been carefully filed leaving no doubt to the care bestowed on this iconic car. A full book pack and spare keys with Honda key fobs to both are included. The supplying dealer tax disc holder is included complete with expired discs. KGF Classic Cars were honoured to be contacted when Gary made the painful decision to sell the car his only stipulation being to find a good home for this prime example. We made that promise and a lucky new custodian will be absolutely delighted.