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1979 Honda Civic Overview

This year, 1979, marks the last of the first generation Honda Civics. The year brought only a few changes to the Civic or CVCC, mostly just an increase in horsepower to 55.

People are still driving it — even now. In fact, last year, someone commented that his '79 Honda Civic was the most "functional and utilitarian vehicle" he'd ever owned and he compared it to a workhorse, calling it "a faithful, sturdy, always capable, and sure-footed little vehicle."

All drivers of the Honda Civic love its gas efficiency, its reliability, and its amazing ability to keep on going, though alternator replacements, new engines, and more.

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Help To Find Parts For 1979 Hondamatics

Just picked up a '79 3 door and hitting dead ends on finding cam shaft, front cross member parts. Does anyone know of other avenues besides e-bay, this old honda, honda parts online and autoparts war...

Classic Toad -- Flat-tow 4 Wheels Down 1979 Hondamatic?

Can this classic be flat-towed? We are getting a gmc motorhome and I have a 79 civic hondamatic. Can this semiautomatic be flat-towed, and if so, any particulars? Extra credit for well-informed an...


How Much Is The Car (in Good Nick) Worth Now?

I have a Honda Civic 1979, in very good nick. The plastic is still on the doors, the dash isn't cracked, and it has very low mileage for its age. I might need to seel it soon to make ends meet and I w...

How Much Did The 79 Cvcc Cost In 1979?

could you tell me in canadian and american dollars? it was a 5 speed. don't think it had air but it had a cassette, i believe.


What Were The Original Colors Of The 1979 Honda Civic?

I was given a 1979 Honda Civic. They spray painted it lime green and I don't know what was the original paint color. I want to restore it to an original color. Any idea what they were? Thank you!