Mid-Engined '84 Civic sells for $42,750 on BaT
One of the coolest BaT auctions this year has finally come to a close...
With the brakes from a Corvette, seats from a Z, heart of an Acura CL Type S, and box flares for days, this custom mid-engined Civic broke the Internet for most of this week. The BaT auction finally closed today, with the hammer dropping on a final bid of $42,750. That price might seem staggering for a Civic, even for a one-off build like this one, but don't forget a stock Civic Si sold on Bring a Trailer a few months ago for a record $50k!
If you missed all the buzz around this 1984 Civic earlier this week, I'll sum it up for you real quick. Obviously, this is a one-off, custom build completed by a hot-rodder from Washington State between the late 80's and early 90's. It trader hands a few times before it wound up in its current caretaker's possession, who decided to list the car on Bring a Trailer. They installed an Acura J32A2 3.2L V6 and transmission into the car during their ownership. This gem of an engine powered the CL Type S from the early 00's and threw down 260 horsepower.
The battery, spare tire, and fuel tank now live under the hood up front. I'm not 100% sold on the custom built headlight assemblies and would have went with something more period correct. The rear hatch now holds a 3.2L V6, upgraded by the seller from its original 2.5L unit. All this is headed to Austin Texas, where the winning bidder lives. Word on the street is Austin is a big hot spot for RADwood, where I sure hope this thing brings in lots of Nintendo-cartridge trophies!