Previously Owned 1980 Accord SJ

1st Generation (1976-1981) vehicle added by Pottermus, Tuesday 11th Dec, 2012

  1. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just nipped over to Derbyshire this morning and bought a 1st Generation. I hopefully should pick it up early next week, once i've sorted some insurance out. Here are a few pics:

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    After it being stood since 2003 (the original owner passed away), me and Beefy chucked a CR-V battery on it, and with the help of a bit of carb cleaner, it fired up!

    It's a 1 owner from new car with 34,000 miles on the clock with full service history untill it was last used 9 years ago. It needs a bit of a clean, and a bit of tickling up, but overall it looks to be a solid(ish) car.......I hope!
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Looks good mate , I will be down soon to see your new car.
     
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  3. Amin exr Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    This looks very clean and original mate. great find.
     
  4. Mikem Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Wow that going back to the early 1980's .. i have seen a few hatchbacks here but is that the first saloon in that shape on AOC?

    Congrats on the purchase Frankie, hope it being you loads of joy. Will you be showing this car?
     
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    Nice car dude, well done for finding it
     
  6. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yeah, I will be in time.

    I'm going to just do a quick tidy up on it for now, as my getting my Capri right is the main priority. Once thats done, I'll start on this. I've phoned the chap who has it, and arranged collection for Tuesday morning. I hope Malcolm the MOT tester at Holdcroft Honda is in a good mood in the afternoon lol.
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
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    leave this car on-site I need to see this , as for the floor mats I will get you a pair. I have seen the mother of all hauls of NOS parts :Hooray:
     
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  8. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Nice find.Looks really good for its age.Enjoy it.
     
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  9. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Ime realy jelous ! Was amazed how easily it started, a testiment to Honda if there ever was one.
     
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  10. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Drove it home from Burton this morning, then give it a quick clean.

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    It drove spot on apart from egged tyres, and a slight blow from the exhaust. Chuffed with it!
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    From what I can see there is no rot on the front A pillars which is a major headache and your car is immune from that.

    looks really nice bud .:Icecream:I am hiding my jealousy
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Engineering which works no mimics no nonsense. I know as my first gen starts when I want.:Hooray:
     
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  13. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Looks in really good condition.Hope it brings you many trouble free miles.
    CJ you got competition here,you two should make your own little classic cars club now:Drinks:
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yup sure will bud I am down this Friday to see this car and get my first gen MOT'd.
     
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  15. Mikem Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Frankie you have found a little gen of car there, it looks mint from here. Does it need a lot of mechanical work?
     
  16. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It wants a thermostat and some new tyres :Smile:

    Bit of history with it un'all

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    Last edited: Wednesday 9th May, 2012
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team