A buyer paid the classic NSX supercar money for a Civic – despite it being one of only 20 Type R Limited Edition hot hatches sold in Australia.
One of 20 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Hot Sedans imported to Australia in 2021 sold for almost 60% more than its list price – before the application of taxes and the purchase premium.
Adding GST, stamp duty, and the mandatory “buyer’s premium” to the sale price brings the on-road price over $120,000, nearly double the car’s original list price. $70,000 by car in 2020.
For context, the three first-generation Honda NSX super sports cars sold in the Australian market by collect cars have an average sale price of approximately $110,000, before buyer’s premium and taxes. $120,000 could buy two and a half 2022 Civic VTi LX sedans, if purchased new.
The final (and fastest) iteration of the ‘FK8’ generation Civic Type R, and limited to 1020 cars worldwide, the 19 limited edition customer cars were sold by Honda Australia via lottery in late 2020 and delivered by mid-2021.
Based on the facelifted 2020 Type R, the Limited Edition adds lighter 20-inch forged BBS alloy wheels that save 10kg, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tyres, modified damping units, a readjusted steering and adaptive damping software.
Australian models were fitted with climate control and infotainment displays as standard, like the regular Civic Type R – unlike overseas markets, where these items were removed as standard (but available to be retrofitted as an option) to save weight.
All examples were finished in a unique Sunlight Yellow II color inspired by past Type Rs, offset by gloss black finishes to the roof, mirror caps and hood vent, and a dark chrome Civic badge on the tailgate. Each car had a nameplate indicating its position among the 20 Australian examples.
The example sold on collect cars shows 300 miles on its odometer, with – unsurprisingly – all original user manuals, service books and service guides included, and “factory supplied unfitted floor mats”.
The “Vehicle Owner’s Details” section in the car’s logbook was also left blank for the new owner, suggesting that resale of the car soon after purchase might have been planned from the start.
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