1991 Honda Concerto 1.6


  • Incredibly low mileage (Just 8K)
  • Spectacular condition inside and out
  • A collector’s dream
  • Drives spot on
  • Immaculate paintwork

The Background

The Honda Concerto is quite a significant vehicle in the automotive world, as it was the brainchild of a landmark Honda & Austin Rover Group collaboration. Based on the EF Honda Civic, the Concerto was released in Japan in 1988, and the British-built version would follow in European markets one year later. 

The Concerto was designed to be the successor for the Honda Ballade, and would also serve as a replacement for the Integra of the time. Despite having surprisingly good performance, bombproof Honda reliability, fair fuel economy and great build quality, the Concerto never quite got its full time in the limelight here in the UK. 

Surprisingly, the British public instead opted to buy Rover 200/400s as they were considered slightly more upmarket at the time. The disappointing sales figures for the Concerto later contributed to Rover & Honda parting ways, and this iconic Japanese saloon would then become few and far between. 
Nowadays, the Concerto is regarded as an affordable classic and is quickly being considered by many an enthusiast and collector. Despite a few of these surviving to see the 2020’s, to find a Honda Concerto in this condition is a near-impossible task.

pH5k92w6X1DtAHhy6Cz58NfUaqizCYQfgNp4jIdu.jpeg 336.58 KB

The History

This Honda Concerto was originally purchased by a family, and had been transferred from wife to husband, and then back to wife. It was then purchased by a gentleman who was going to gift the car as a present to his Grandson upon passing his test, however, the grandson decided the Concerto wasn’t what he was looking for, and the car sat awaiting its next journey. 

That brings us to the current keeper, who fell in love with the car at first sight and decided to take it to a new home, where it was recommissioned and has been treasured ever since.

The car has only ventured out on dry days, continuing its well-cared-for and gentle lifestyle. Now, the car is ready to be passed to a new owner, be that an enthusiast or a collector looking for a perfect Honda Concerto to add to the collection.

HkHxWxNYwEGgCVCfpJHIAneXOIN95egk212Sm1Qz.jpeg 167.11 KB

The Paperwork

Buyers will be pleased to know that this vehicle comes with an assortment of paperwork and history, including all of the original Honda booklets and resources. 

The paperwork also includes a letter from a previous owner, who contacted Honda to verify the car’s model and mileage. Along with this, the car will come with MOT until February 2023, the V5C, and a receipt for the vehicle’s recommission.
As the car had been so well preserved over the years, recommissioning the vehicle back in 2016 was a stress-free process, in which the car was treated to new fluids and an oil filter.

In addition to this, the car was serviced prior to 1997, as the Honda service booklet shows. The vehicle also received a new battery in June 2021, and will come with 2 keys.

fcZZFRwnVIBnCSc4RBvi37DBc1GMpx7PgaZffbhu.jpeg 110.07 KB

The Interior

The interior of this beautiful Honda is sublime and has been wonderfully preserved. The seats are in brilliant condition and show no obvious signs of wear and tear, which is almost miraculous for a vehicle of this age. 

The rear seats alone seem as though they have perhaps never been used, and could easily pass for new. Not only are the seats in such great condition, but they’re also exceptionally comfortable and make cruising in this retro saloon seem effortless.
The headliner is in excellent condition and pairs brilliantly with the electric sunroof to provide a bright and airy cabin. As expected, the dashboard follows suit with the rest of the car and shows no signs of wear, from the vent controls to the wooden accents. 

A sleek set of gauges presents the driver with all relevant information including speed, fuel, revs, mileage and gears. All dials and gauges are in excellent condition as if they’ve just come fresh out of the factory along with the rest of the car. 
Carpets and door cards are also as you would expect; practically spotless. As mentioned above, this car has only covered eight thousand miles and that is clearly reflected in the sheer lack of wear when it comes to the interior of the car.

Inside the boot, you can even find the original spare wheel and toolkit, which is still wrapped in plastic and has never been used.

9lHlByotzTb6R1fDcSSGFyfbN4oQNYim2TCpqSDt.jpeg 174.33 KB

The Exterior

To find a 1991 vehicle with such few miles and an exterior condition like this Honda Concerto would be a near-impossible challenge. The crisp white paintwork is in incredible condition and continues to shine from any angle, even after all these years. 
All exterior trim pieces and details are also in spectacular condition, from the crystal clear front headlights to the delicate black pinstriping down the side of the car. All window glass and mirrors are of course spotless, as are the inner door jams and kick plates. 
All 4 wheels are in brilliant condition and have worn their original trims with pride after all these years. When the vehicle was purchased by its current keeper, the car was still on the original tires which would have still miraculously been road legal due to the low mileage of the car had they not been out of date. Prospective buyers can however rest assured, that all 4 wheels are now wrapped in brand new tyres with lots of tread to enjoy. 
This is certainly a car to be admired, from its quirky little details such as the grilles on the rear headlights to its immaculate white paintwork. It cannot be stressed enough just how rare of an opportunity this would be, to purchase such a well-preserved original car.

nnSyNHt3shZxdO8bCpKBVseHLbjK2VvWuJLGr8bL.jpeg 385.53 KB

The Mechanics

With so few miles on the odometer and spotless MOT history, it should come as no surprise that the Concerto performs exactly as intended, without mechanical or electrical fault. The 1.6 4 cylinder pairs with the 4-speed auto gearbox to provide quite a smooth drive, and is still well suited to modern roads. 
The car certainly puts newer cars to shame, starting first time without issue, accelerating through each gear, handling bumps and turns, and braking brilliantly. All dials, gauges, and interior switches also work perfectly, as does the electric sunroof, which is a welcome touch on this retro car.

sfY3OGWckVejNwMoON32lKcvRuJAqoWbTE56cya9.jpeg 449.46 KB

The Appeal

With popularity and prices for the Honda Concerto rising by the day, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a truly collectible Japanese automobile. This car is in spectacular condition both inside and out, drives perfectly, and needs nothing to be enjoyed by its next owner.

A perfect enthusiast’s or collector’s next purchase.

Notice to bidders

Although every care is taken to ensure this listing is as factual and transparent as possible, all details within the listing are subject to the information provided to us by the seller. Car & Classic does not take responsibility for any information missing from the listing. Please ensure you are satisfied with the vehicle description and all information provided before placing a bid.

As is normal for most auctions, this vehicle is sold as seen, and therefore the Sale of Goods Act 1979 does not apply. All bids are legally binding once placed. Any winning bidder who withdraws from a sale, is subject to our bidders fee charge. Please see our FAQs and T&C's for further information. Viewings of vehicles are encouraged, but entirely at the seller's discretion.

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Honda
  • Model Concerto 1.6
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 8,100 Miles
  • Engine size 1590
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 6 bidders
  • Bu•••• £3,500 13/04/22
  • ho•••• £3,400 13/04/22
  • Gm•••• £3,300 13/04/22
  • ho•••• £3,200 13/04/22
  • Er•••• £2,999 13/04/22
  • ho•••• £2,600 13/04/22
  • Gm•••• £2,500 13/04/22
  • ho•••• £2,400 13/04/22
  • Lo•••• £2,200 12/04/22
  • DH•••• £2,100 09/04/22
Message C&C Auction Team

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £9,999 £100.00
£10,000 to £49,999 £250.00
£50,000 to £99,999 £500.00
£100,000 + £1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.


We may hold a pre-authorisation charge on your card until the end of the auction when the hold will be cancelled. If you win, we'll take a security deposit which counts towards the payment for the vehicle and isn't any extra cost to you.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you're able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.