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A hot Honda Civic FN2 Type R GT Father and Son owned with 19,740 miles.
Body colour side sill and bumper garnish, body colour rear spoiler, chrome exhaust trim, mirror integrated indicators, Vehicle Stability Assist, dual front and side airbags, ISOFIX, CAT1 interior and perimeter alarm, refrigerated glovebox, Type-R Alcantara sports seats, leather covered steering wheel with red ‘R’ stitching, dual-zone dashboard, red engine start button, i-VTEC rev indicator, rev limit light. Type R GT specification; Power folding door mirrors, automatic headlights with dusk sensor, automatic rain sensing wipers, front fog lamps, dual curtain airbags, cruise control, dual zone climate control. Factory Options; Gloss Black and body colour front and rear bumper skirts, Type R side stickers. Dealer accessories; Tailored Tyre R floor mats, boot cargo tray, front fog lamp stone guards.
This cherished and factory standard Type R is the highly sought-after GT model with incredible provenance having covered just 19,740 miles and is Father and Son owned from new. Finished in one of just four colours available at the time, (Milano Red – Code R81), the paintwork has a bright uniform shine to the pin straight bodywork and will please even the most zealous scrutineer. The only imperfections worthy of mention are a few minor frontal stone chips, utterly insignificant. All bumpers, spoilers, trim and badges are in excellent condition, as are the light clusters which remain clear with none of the common plastic fatigue. The fastidious first owner even fitted front fog lamp stone guards and Honda main dealer number plates are fitted to this awesome, unspoilt and low mileage example.
The brilliant body-hugging Type-R racing Alcantara seats, (Code SMT 8), are in pristine order with firm wear free bolsters and none of the common bobbling to the Alcantara fabric. Huge wings to the front seats, red seat panel inserts and Type R embossment are a less than subtle reminder that this really is no ordinary Civic! The carpets have been protected from new by genuine Tyre R embossed floor mats and the matching door cards are in excellent order. The futuristic fascia is immaculate and all functions, controls and head-up displays are perfect in operation, as is the ice-cold dual climate control. The small plaque on the centre console informs you that the car is build number R-09630. The boot area is pristine thanks to protection from the tailored cargo tray. Amazing!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Little introduction is needed for the engineering wonderment that is Honda’s legendary naturally aspirated engines and their phenomenal capabilities and the chain driven K20Z4 i-VTEC in this FN2 Civic remains in factory standard form. From just a 2.0 litre powerplant, Honda engineers have developed an incredible 198bhp with the VTEC system engaging at 5400rpm and maximum power output at an awesome 8200rpm! A top speed of 146mph along with 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds is enough to embarrass many a performance car with much larger six-cylinder engines. The engine bay is very clean with all factory stickers and plates intact. The slick 6-speed manual short-throw gearbox allow rapid slingshot gear changes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory fitted 18in alloy wheels are in perfect condition with no markings whatsoever and the Honda centre caps are immaculate. Matching premium brand Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres are fitted all round with masses of tread. The sophisticated braking system features ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and emergency brake assist and the Type R callipers are clearly visible through the spoke apertures, all very clean.
Manufactured in Swindon, England, this is build number R-09630 and the car was first registered on the 24th October 2007. Supplied as a UK car by Main Dealer, Derek Warwick Honda in Jersey, this example has covered just 19,740 miles in the hands of enthusiast Father and Son owners from new. Mr Haslam Senior purchased the car brand new after being so impressed with his three-year-old 12,000-mile EP3 Civic Type R so offered it as part exchange. A copy of the new vehicle order form confirms the price paid of £18,139 for what would be Mr Haslam’s only new car which he chose in Milano Red because it was the launch colour for the FN2 Type R. Upon retirement he purchased a holiday apartment in Portugal and drove his hot hatch on an extended road trip to his home near Lisbon. Upon arrival he decided to pass the car to his son and daughter-in-law who flew out to Portugal and drove the car back through Spain, France and Belgium. Clearly a family of Honda enthusiasts, the car replaced his daughter-in-laws EP3 Civic Type R and sat in the double garage alongside his sons Honda S2000!
All handbooks, manuals and dealership point of sale literature is included in the leather document wallet and there are two original Honda remote keys with code tags and dealer fob. The original service book displays eight stamped entries from Honda Main Dealers and marque specialists, the most recent being in 2021 with less than 300 miles covered since. A further history folder contains invoices and MOT certificates. Completing the history file is an original Honda Type R range brochure and separate price and options booklet. Credentials of just 19,740 miles and two owners make this preserved example difficult to surpass.
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