Your Chance to Own the Very First Honda Civic Type R

Starting today you can bid on the 2017 Honda Civic Type R bearing VIN 01 via Bring A Trailer. The sale is for a good cause, too, with all of the proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The auction closes on June 15.

Need some inspiration? How about the Civic Type R’s record-setting lap at the Nürburgring.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/17 10:04 a.m.

So, any guesses regarding the final selling price?

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
6/7/17 10:05 a.m.

52,300 usd.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
6/7/17 10:21 a.m.

153 horsepower per liter...I see you HONDA.

Time to bring back the s2000 the ND needs competition.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/17 10:24 a.m.
Robbie wrote: 52,300 usd.

$1

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
6/7/17 10:39 a.m.

AWD > FWD. I know this by personal experience. GKN Twinster FTW.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
6/7/17 11:01 a.m.

Up to $35,000 already. Wow.

kazoospec
kazoospec SuperDork
6/7/17 11:30 a.m.

Assuming we're using "Price is Right Rules", $2.00 (Take that Wallens)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/17 1:19 p.m.
kazoospec wrote: Assuming we're using "Price is Right Rules", $2.00 (Take that Wallens)

Doh!

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
6/7/17 2:10 p.m.
Ed Higginbotham wrote: Up to $35,000 already. Wow.

45k now

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/7/17 8:23 p.m.
Robbie wrote: 52,300 usd.

Welp, it has already passed that figure and it's just Day 1.

plance1
plance1 SuperDork
6/7/17 11:13 p.m.

hideous. no thanks.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
6/8/17 9:07 a.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
Robbie wrote: 52,300 usd.

Welp, it has already passed that figure and it's just Day 1.

Yeah, wow.

Usually you see a bunch of activity at the beginning,then a lull, then a bunch more activity at the end, but still wow.

I'm still the closest so far!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
6/8/17 9:49 a.m.

Honda can only sell something that ugly by tying it to a charity. Interesting.

yupididit
yupididit Dork
6/8/17 11:06 a.m.

$71,000-ish

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
6/8/17 11:25 a.m.

Honda should win this with the highest bid and give it as a gift to Tim Mings who restored Honda #001 N600 recently.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/8/17 11:44 a.m.
yupididit wrote: $71,000-ish

Ed's prediction was near that number, too. I guess my $1 bid has been totally beat.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla MegaDork
6/8/17 11:44 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Honda can only sell something that ugly by tying it to a charity. Interesting.

Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
6/8/17 12:44 p.m.

$200k !!!

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
6/8/17 12:44 p.m.

Coulda bought a zo6 for that.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
6/8/17 1:27 p.m.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
6/8/17 8:51 p.m.

Anything over sticker counts as a donation as far as taxes go. If you (or your company) thinks this is a good place to donate anyway, you get to make your yearly donation AND jump to the head of the line.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
6/9/17 9:14 a.m.

Put it in a museum. One day these will be admired for their timeless beauty---- like the E-Type Jaguar, and the Ferrari 250 Lusso.

Glad to see such a huge amount of $$ going to charity. That's a good thing.

wspohn
wspohn HalfDork
6/10/17 1:51 p.m.
153 horsepower per liter...I see you HONDA. Time to bring back the s2000

The Honda is about the norm in terms of power per liter on turbo engines these days - same as the Focus RS, for instance.

My street Solstice is sitting at 187 bhp/liter at the moment with mild mods and 250 is doable.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/10/17 1:56 p.m.

Would never have guessed that amount of $$$.

penultimeta
penultimeta HalfDork
6/11/17 10:46 a.m.

200k? I'll take a couple porches please and thank you.

Edit: I know, I know. Different strokes and all that.

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