2009 Honda Civic Type-R (FD2) – Spoon racer evocation

***For UK Bidders who wish to import the car to the UK, the vendor informs us that recommended quotes can be found from £2,500 - £4,500. For Further information contact Car and Classic directly.***


  • JDM exclusive Civic Saloon Type-R
  • Professionally finished Spoon racer evocation
  • Signed by Tatsuru Ichishima (founder of Spoon Sports)
  • JDM import to Hong Kong
  • Genuine Spoon and Ings+1 bodykit
  • Mechanically unmodified, bar a performance exhaust

The Appeal

To understand why fans of JDM cars will get a bit hot-and-bothered about this Civic, you need to understand two things – what it is and what “Spoon” is.

First, this is an FD2 Type-R, the performance version of the Civic saloon and only ever available in Japan. With a powerful 225hp iVTEC engine and a factory-fitted limited-slip differential, it offers truly great performance from its compact form.

Secondly, Spoon Sports are widely acknowledged as one of the finest racing and tuning houses to specialise in Honda machinery. The founder, Mr Tatsuru Ichishima, was a Honda test driver and racer who went on to form the legendary racing and tuning outfit. Named after an infamously tricky corner at the Suzuka circuit, Spoon are the experts when it comes to performance Hondas. 

So, now we have some history, what precisely do we have here? This is a JDM FD2, imported to Hong Kong and liberally sprinkled with all manner of styling goodies and enhancements from the Spoon and Ings+1 catalogue, creating a superb homage to the Spoon Sports USA time attack racer. The vendor tells us that all work has been completed by his own professional workshop, and that the car remains largely unmodified mechanically. As such, this is a superb opportunity to acquire a machine that is vanishingly rare outside of Japan and has been suitably augmented with some wonderful cosmetic enhancements from some of the greatest names in tuning and motorsport…

The History and Paperwork

  • JDM vehicle – purchased from a Japanese auction, graded 4C
  • Exported to Hong Kong
  • Only one owner in Kong Kong
  • 124,257Km on the clock (left Japan with c.98,000Km on the clock)
  • All work carried out by the vendor’s own workshop
  • Never raced or tracked, only ever street driven

The Interior

  • Standard Type-R FD2 interior
  • Red and black fabric sports seats
  • Black carpeting to match
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Premium Pioneer touchscreen infotainment system
  • Premium sound-proofing, redone by the vendor
  • Mr Tatsuru Ichishima signature on the passenger side sun visor
  • The vendor reports no faults or issues with any of the cabin’s features and functions

The Exterior

  • JDM exclusive Type-R FD2 saloon bodystyle
  • The car was originally Championship White but has been fully resprayed in Spoon’s iconic blue and yellow livery, with vinyl logos applied
  • Spoon Sports S Tai front bumper
  • Spoon Aero wing mirrors
  • Ings+1 N-Spec Aero bonnet with multiple vents to aid engine cooling
  • Ings+1 N-Spec side skirts
  • Side window wind deflectors
  • Yellow tinted headlamps to match the USA time attack car
  • The paintwork and bodywork present very well, the work appearing to have been completed to a high standard by the vendor’s own workshop
  • Advan RZ Racing 18-inch alloy wheels, finished in Hyper Silver

The Mechanics

  • JDM specification 2-litre K20A iVTEC
  • Driving 225hp to the front wheels, with a near-9,000rpm redline
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Factory-fitted limited-slip differential
  • Fully independent suspension all round
  • Toda Racing exhaust system
  • HARDRACE full five-piece hardened rubber engine mount set
  • The engine sounds superb, revving freely and crisply
  • The vendor reports no faults or issues with the car


When it comes to JDM tuners and race teams, few have the pedigree of Spoon. For any fan of JDM cars – and particularly Honda fans – the idea of running a Spoon racecar evocation as your daily would be a dream come true.

Finished to an excellent standard, using genuine Spoon styling parts, we think this FD2 is sure to be a massive hit with its next owner. Whether you want an impactful daily or something truly exceptional to wheel out for shows, this fabulous VTEC-powered hero does it all. 

Notice to bidders

This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only. Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased. For UK Bidders who wish to import the car to the UK, recommended quotes can be found from £2,500 - £4,500. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2009
  • Make Honda
  • Model FD2 Type R "Spoon"
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 124,257 Kilometres
  • Engine size
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Kowloon
  • Location International
  • Country Hong Kong SAR China
Bidding history
2 bids
  • concert•••• £4,000 31/05/23
  • laudant•••• £3,800 29/05/23

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