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Smog-exempt and clean – 1975 Honda Civic

October 8, 2009

So you’re thinking, why are they featuring a car that led to the disappearance of a lot of the other nameplates discussed here? Well, Hondas are pretty interesting cars, and this was arguably their breakthrough model in a barrage of Accords, Preludes, and more. For those of you who don’t know, this car had some cool technology called CVCC that allowed them to not use catalytic converters when most other makers had to – details about that are readily available elsewhere on the net. They also came in lots of funky colors like Carolina yellow, and are increasingly rare in decent condition. Even rarer are the ones that escape California smog testing. With its light weight and small dimensions, this could be pretty fun and unusual on some of the local vintage car rallies.

So anyway, here’s a great example with only 78K miles in San Francisco, for $2400, also on craigslist. Oh, and it also needs some engine work – the owner suggests a rebuild. Outrageous, you say? Well, in some regard it is, but it’s a historically significant model, and this particular car has had much recent work that makes it worth saving. Let’s take a look:

1975 Honda Civic side