2003 Honda Civic Type R EP3

** NOTE: This auction has now been extended **

Highlights


  • Just 4 former keepers
  • Excellent condition
  • Just 72K on the clock
  • Recently serviced

The Appeal


Known for its excellent performance, endless tuning potential, and signature Honda durability, the EP3 Type R has quickly obtained a legendary reputation amongst enthusiasts. These hot hatches pack arguably one of the most sought-after engines on the planet, along with a well-balanced chassis. As a result, you’ll find the EP3 more than capable out on a twisty B road or race track, yet the vehicle will also quite happily handle daily driving.

This particular example is rather low mileage by EP3 standards and shows just 4 former keepers on the V5C. This Honda has also seemingly been well cared for by knowledgeable enthusiasts over the years, and now presents itself in excellent mechanical condition, ready to be enjoyed.

If you’re looking to add one of the finest hot hatches money can buy to your collection, look no further than this very EP3 Type R. 




The History and Paperwork


  • Just 4 former keepers
  • 72,762 miles displayed at the date of photography
  • Includes the pictured original Honda booklets
  • Includes the original Honda service booklet with 9 stamps
  • Minimal paperwork included
  • Valid MOT until 18 January 2023
  • V5C document present




The Interior


  • Pre-facelift sport seats with minor signs of wear & tear showing on the driver’s seat
  • Clean & tidy headliner, and carpeting throughout the cabin
  • Slight blemishes with brushed silver trim pieces, as pictured on the driver’s door card
  • 3-spoke leather steering wheel in excellent condition
  • Double-din head unit
  • Aftermarket black and red shift knob
  • Excellent overall interior condition, with only minor signs of use in keeping with the age and mileage of the vehicle. The driver’s seat does show noticeable wear, but arguably less than similar examples




The Exterior


  • B92P Nighthawk Black paintwork, in excellent condition with only minor blemishes, mainly towards the front end
  • It would appear a knowledgeable previous owner has removed the rear wheel arch liners, which are rather notorious for holding moisture. As a result, the arches seemingly show only minor signs of age, with dirt and very light surface corrosion. 
  • Refurbished 17” alloy wheels, in excellent condition, fitted with Falken tyres all around.
  • Believed to be standard, non-modified bodywork and styling
  • Overall, the vehicle presents itself in excellent exterior condition for its age and mileage. There are minor blemishes noticeable upon close inspection, but with a good machine polish, this will likely show off a mirror-like finish once again. 




The Mechanics


  • K20A2 4-cylinder
  • Manual 6-speed
  • Valid MOT until January 2023
  • Drives and performs exactly as intended, with no known issues
  • Good service history
  • Recently serviced at 68,255 miles earlier this year
  • Ready to be enjoyed




Summary


The EP3 is a vehicle that deserves to be experienced by any true enthusiast, and collector alike. This particular example is in excellent condition for its age, with just 4 former keepers, and a mere 72K on the clock. If you’re on the search for the right Type R to add to your collection, this well-maintained example is the one for you. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make Honda
  • Model Civic Type R EP3
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 72,762 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Carlisle
  • Location Cumbria
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • veyrons•••• £6,200 04/11/22
  • TBowie £6,000 04/11/22
  • Mutchy £5,800 04/11/22
  • TBowie £5,600 04/11/22
  • veyrons•••• £5,500 04/11/22
  • TBowie £5,400 04/11/22
  • veyrons•••• £5,300 04/11/22
  • TBowie £5,200 04/11/22
  • veyrons•••• £5,100 04/11/22
  • cameron•••• £5,000 04/11/22

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