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2005 Honda Civic Type R EP3 - Only 45K miles - FSH For Sale

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 45,439 Miles
  • Manual, 6 speed
  • Petrol
  • 2005
  • HK05UGL
  • Black
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


First launched in 2011 the EP3 Honda Civic Type R, was a car that changed the game for UK performance hatchbacks and was winner of multiple “Hot Hatch of the Year” awards.

With its double wishbone rear suspension, 6-speed manual transmission, and 197bhp 2. 0-liter VTEC engine revving up to 8, 250rpm, it captured the hearts of motoring journalists and owners alike. Even after two decades, the EP3 Type R still stands out as a top-tier hot hatch with exceptional handling and power delivery.

We are delighted to offer one of the best remaining examples in the UK - a 2005 facelift model in Nighthawk Black, with air conditioning. Even more enticing, is that unlike so many, it remains in completely original condition, presenting as it left the factory.

As can be seen from the photos, the paintwork is in superb overall condition, holds an impressive shine, is uniform both in colour and finish across all panels and all panel gaps are factory tight. There are no dents or marks to the bodywork and no sign of any areas of corrosion.

More than anything this car is defined by its legendary engine, code named K20A2. It’s an impressive achievement producing nearly 200hp solely through natural aspiration. The remarkable feat is not only attributed to the clever variable valve timing and lift, which enables it to reach its power at a staggering 8, 250rpm, but also to the overall depth of engineering. Contrary to expectations, this VTEC is not a delicate or unpredictable beast. The energetic K20A2 motor will continue revving at its limit without any issues.

As can be seen from the photos of the underside, this is one of the cleanest examples we’ve ever seen and presents like new.

Poorly protected from the factory, many EP3s have succumbed to rampant corrosion on their undersides, as a result of being driven on winter salt covered roads. Many have needed welding to pass MOTs and suspension and braking components, front and rear sub-frames, exhaust hangers and bumper carriers, can suffer severe corrosion.

The underside of this example belies the fact it is nearly 20 years old.

There are no signs of any welding and subframes, suspension and braking components all present in excellent condition.

As part of the pre-sales preparation, following a through clean down of the underside, all mechanical componentry on the car’s underside were painstakingly treated to multiple coatings of clear DINITROL automotive wax . This provides outstanding rust prevention and corrosion protection treatment. This treatment was also carried out over the original underseal, sills, floor pans, inner wheel arches, inner chassis members, rear bumper hangers and brake lines.

This all adds up to a car that now has outstanding underbody protection from corrosion, that is better than when it left the factory.

The documented history folder, contains the registration document and clear Total Vehicle Check dated 23/ 05/ 2024, which also references all the MOT results dating back to its first in 2008.

The file also contains extensive maintenance and parts invoices, dating back to its pre-delivery inspection.

In addition, the file also contains a collection of MOT certificates dating back to 2018 to the most recent issued in 2024, which expires in February 2025.

The service booklet shows 14 stamps in the book to date, with its most recent service in 2023 at 45, 165 miles.

This example is a very rare find today. In addition, with just 45k miles from new backed up by a FSH, MOT and substantial documented history, this is a true "Collector's Grade" example.

For a full description and over 80 HD photos please follow the link in the header section of this page to go to our website or call us on the no. listed in the same section above.

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