People obsess over keeping their old rides looking like new. But usually, those rides are rare and special—things that weren't normally daily-driven in-period. It's not often you see a "normal" car preserved as well as this mint 1980 Honda Accord. It might not have been anything special when it was new, but now, it's a true gem. It's for sale right now. You should buy it.
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According to the seller , this Accord was sold new in California, and lived most of its life on the West coast before eventually making its way to Ohio, where it resides today. It's travelled 126,983 miles since it rolled off the assembly line, but judging by its overall condition, you'd think it just got plucked off a showroom floor from 1980. The period-correct blue paint, bumpers, trim pieces, and glass are all in spectacular condition, while the matching blue interior looks factory-fresh. The OEM 13-inch steel wheels look great too, and all of the dash functions seem to be in working order. The original 1.8-liter inline-four made 72 horsepower when new, and is said to run smoothly. It's connected to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
The only real hint this car's actually been driven lies in the engine bay. It's not in bad condition by any means, but the visibly aging wires and missing radiator paint are clear signs. A major service in 2016 replaced the battery, engine belts, valve cover gasket, coolant hoses, thermostat, brakes and all fluids. A carburetor rebuild and valve adjustment were also completed during this time.
It's listed on eBay Motors in Columbus, Ohio with a high bid of $4245 with no reserve, and five days remaining. .