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RESERVED Honda Civic Type R EK9


75,827 miles
5sp manual
1.6-litre B16B VTEC

The EK9 Civic Type R, produced in Suzuka from 1997-2000, remains a pinnacle of performance engineering. This isn’t just any Civic hatchback; it embodies Honda's racing pedigree. Built on the EK4 Civic SiR platform, the EK9 was meticulously engineered for ultimate performance. Stripped of all sound deadening and subjected to various weight-saving measures, it’s a pared-back, hardcore driving machine. The entire shell was seam-welded for enhanced strength, akin to a race car.

Under the bonnet lies the hand-ported B16B 1.6-litre VTEC engine, which at the time boasted the highest BHP-per-litre of any naturally aspirated production engine. Delivering a frenetic 185hp and the iconic VTEC crossover, it offers an exhilarating driving experience. The EK9 also features a close-ratio five-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential, ensuring razor-sharp handling and performance.

Inside, the EK9 continues to impress with hallmark Type R details: red seats, red door cards, a titanium gear knob, and a leather Momo steering wheel. These elements have become beloved features of Type R models, enhancing both aesthetics and driving pleasure.

The allure of the EK9 Civic Type R to British enthusiasts is undeniable. During the 1990s hot hatch wars, the Type R was a Japanese market exclusive, a unicorn that took hot hatches to another dimension. While the UK enjoyed the VTi with its VTEC thrills, the full-fat Type R was a dream, unattainable yet highly coveted.

This particular EK9, imported in 2016 by renowned specialists DCY Europe, is a pristine example. With only 75,827 miles from new, it’s remarkably clean and corrosion-free, a testament to its careful maintenance and limited use in the UK. Since its arrival, it has covered a mere 6,561 miles and boasts a documented service history, including comprehensive services in 2019 and May 2023.

All import paperwork is present, including a mileage certificate, adding to its provenance. As EK9 Type R values continue to rise, finding such well-preserved examples is increasingly rare. This car offers superb value, whether for sunny weekend drives or as a distinguished addition to any serious collection.

Viewing is highly recommended. Any inspection is welcome. For further information or to arrange an appointment to view at our showroom in Berwick-upon-Tweed, please contact us. Part-exchange is welcome.

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