1979 Honda Accord - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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1979 Honda Accord - today's tempter
Chrome bumper Japanese cars are getting a lot more interest.

Judging by the big response to a recent Facebook posting, interest in older Japanese cars is on the rise with Hondas like this very much in the frame.

The Accord started life in 1976 as a lightweight economical family car and, by all reports pretty much lived up to the promise. This is a first-generation car, which was built until 1981. You could also get a four-door sedan.

The front wheel drive platform uses a 1600cc four, good for about 80 horses. They're light at about 945kg and have reasonable performance.

This example looks like a bit of a gem, with all the books, a service history and overall a good tidy appearance. It's running an automatic transmission.

The Queensland-based owner says it's in showroom condition and is asking $5990.

They rightly point out this could be a great fuss-free starter classic. If it checks out, it could be a very easy thing to live with, particularly since it claims to have only 92,500km on the odomoeter.

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