Honda Civic Type R EP3 Facelift - Beautiful Refreshed Underside - Great Example

Loddon, United Kingdom


Honda Civic Type R EP3 Facelift - Beautiful Refreshed Underside - Great Example

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Here we are offering, a fantastic opportunity to purchase a real modern classic.
The Honda Civic Type R EP3 is fast becoming a very sought after hot hatch, with its much admired chassis and engine, it is not hard to see why.
Having benefitted from an underside refresh, which has been done to a very high standard & using genuine Honda items, plus a full thorough detail to the bodywork, this example is not the usual ‘clean EP3’, it is a cut above.
45,155 miles from new
Zero modifications
Beautiful interior condition
Correct floor mats
Freshly detailed
Dealer plates
2 x original keys
All original booklets in original wallet
Original order form
Fantastic service history
Freshly refreshed underside which looks superb, all genuine Honda parts used including, new brakes, brake lines, disc backing plates, bearings & much more…..
A car which would look great in any collection.
Absolutely superb service history accompanies this example, along with various invoices for parts purchased when completing the underside refresh.
Service History:
PDI – 2005
9,024 – 07
12,189 – 08
15,663 – 09
19,520 – 10
23,020 – 11
24,861 – 12
26,628 – 13
28,786 – 14
30,515 – 15
31,996 – 16
33,228 – 17
34,237 – 18
39,761 – 20
MOT history:
12,189 – 08
15,663 – 09
19,520 – 10
23,020 – 11
24,861 – 12
26,628 – 13
28,787 – 14
30,515 – 15
31,996 – 16
33,228 – 17
34,237 – 18
34,574 – 19
39,761 – 20
44,930 – 21
8 qty services were Honda main dealer services, & the remaining 5 qty have been carried out by independent specialist.
Original booklets are present, in the original wallet, both original keys are also present, along with service invoices & various invoices for parts purchased during underside refresh, & of course MOT certificates.
Body & Paintwork:
Finished in Black, this example present very well.
As well as the underside refresh, this car is set apart from others, with the addition of new genuine Honda weather strips, screen seals, roof strips & all badges.
All glass is in good order & the headlamps look superb.
All wheels are unmarked having been freshly refurbished to a high standard.
This is a very nicely presenting example, which is extremely rare to find now.
The car has recently had the bodywork fully detailed, so none of the usual swirly black paint you find on many examples, a beautiful gloss & shine across all panels.
A car which presents much, much better than the mileage may suggest.
Interior & Trim:
The interior is as per the rest of the car, looking absolutely great.
All buttons, trims and switches are in good condition, the steering wheel, gear knob & pedal rubbers are all in great order, likewise, all seats are in fantastic condition.
The carpets & plastic trims all present well & the floor mats are still in good condition also.
A very nice place to be, whilst enjoying one of the best ‘Hot Hatches’ produced in modern times.
The legendary K20 – What an engine!
Anybody familiar with these cars, will know that the engine is the star of the show, a high revving 4 cylinder with VTEC which loves to rev!
Mated to a beautifully operating 6 speed manual gearbox, these are well known for being a superb car to drive, and to cover ground at a very impressive rate should the mood take you.
Highly regarded as one of the best fwd drivers cars and hot hatches of modern times, the EP3 chassis and the K20 engine are a superb combination.
The engine loves to be revved and the VTEC noise is addictive.
The engine bay itself presents well, as per the pictures.
Running Gear:
Having had a recent underside refresh carried out, this car looks fantastic underneath.
All genuine Honda parts have been used, including, new brakes, brake lines, disc backing plates, bearings, drop links, heat shields, handbrake cables & even rear calipers.
The clutch & gearbox operate beautifully & handling is great as you would expect.
A beautiful car to both drive & look at to admire.


  • Layout Front Engined
  • Size 2.0L
  • Aspiration Normally Aspirated


  • Power 197 bhp
  • Torque 145 lbs/ft
  • Top speed 146 mph
  • Acceleration 0 to 62 in 6.8 s


  • Type Manual
  • Gears 6
  • Driven wheels Front Wheel Drive


  • Type Petrol
  • Economy 31.7 mpg


  • Seats 5


  • Doors 3
  • Colour Black
  • Body type Hatchback


  • Emissions 212 (g/km)


  • Vehicle height 1,498 mm
  • Vehicle width 1,695 mm


  • Owners 2

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