1985 Honda City R Motocompo



This Australian delivered 1985 Honda City with two Motocompo scooters is an example of Japanese design at its finest. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine which outputs 49kW (66hp) to the front wheels. This powertrain is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission, in this example. This example currently shows 99,270km on its odometer.



The Honda City is a kei-sized hatchback aimed mainly at the Japanese domestic market, though it was also exported to markets including New Zealand and Australia. Key for a kei car, the City’s pint-sized dimensions are vital for in-town manoeuvrability though its diminutive size doesn’t come at the expense of interior space. The upright seating position was innovative for the time and afforded the supercompact hatchback a good amount of legroom and storage for the car’s size. The car was available from new with a special 50cc foldaway scooter which was constructed to fit the City’s luggage area.



This City is finished in gloss red, as is the supplied Motocompo scooter. The interior is upholstered in grey cloth. As with all Australian Honda City examples, this car is in two-seater ‘van’ form which is due to circumventing Australian design rules at the time. There are no modifications the seller is aware of, with the car looking largely original from new. It rides on a set of original 12-inch Honda wheels wrapped in GT Radial tyres.



This car was built in 1985 and delivered new to Western Australia that same year. The current owner has been custodian for the last eight years and holds papers from the previous owner dating back to 2004. The supplied paperwork details a lot of the car’s maintenance history and the current owner notes that its last service was completed by himself about a year ago. It is said to fire-up first time, every time and runs smoothly.



Exterior condition of this Honda City is described as being good for the vehicle’s age and mileage. The red paintwork shows in good order and shines nicely in the light, while no obvious markings are seen on the bodywork. The car is understood to have had a closed-door respray in recent years. There is some minor scuffing shown on the corners of the front bumper and the vehicle is missing its Honda badge. Scuffing and damage is seen around the rims of the wheels, though the tyres retain a good amount of tread. The Motocompo shows very little wear and tear and presents in good condition.



Interior-wise, the cabin has held-up well with age and shows in good condition. The boot carpeting looks to be complete and undamaged, as do the side panels. Upholstery shows in good order throughout and the seats retain a good original shape, though there are two small tears in the fabric of the driver’s seat.



All accompanying documentation will be supplied with this car’s sale.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.



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