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1978 Honda Civic - $16,995

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O Fallon, IL

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For sale in our Orlando showroom is this one of a kind 1978 Honda Civic CVCC 5 spd. The CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) engine debuted in 1975 and was offered alongside the standard Civic engine. The optional 53 hp (40 kW) CVCC engine displaced 1488 cc and had a head design that promoted cleaner, more efficient combustion. The CVCC design eliminated the need for catalytic converters or unleaded fuel to meet changing emissions standards, unlike nearly every other U.S. market car. Due to California's stricter emissions standards, only the CVCC powered Civic was available in that state. This created a sales advantage in Honda's favor in that CVCC equipped Honda products afforded the buyer the ability to choose any type of fuel the buyer wanted, and due to emissions equipment not being damaged by using leaded fuel, the buyer could use any gasoline products available. This was also an advantage due to some regions of North America having to ration available gasoline supplies due to periodic shortages at the time.
1978 brought slight cosmetic changes: the grille was black; the rear-facing hood vents replaced the sideways vents; and turn indicators were mounted in the bumper instead of in the grille. The CVCC engine was now rated at 60 hp.
The interior is a beautiful two รข?"town red and black cloth and vinyl seating, giving you fantastic comfort and safety around the hardest turns. The exterior is painted in a beautiful red paint, showing off the stylish lines and complimenting the car entirely. Driving this Honda is a very unique experience, you start it up and instantly hear the smooth running engine that is just simply fun to drive. To see this stunning 1978 Honda Civic CVCC in better detail, including over 100 high definition pictures and a full length high definition video, please go To see this vehicle in person, please make an appointment by calling us at (407) 771-2000, or by sending us an email at

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