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 Honda Civic
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The concept behind the body design of the Civic was to position the tires at the 4 corners of the body and widen the wheelbase and tread in order to focus on increasing handling stability and comfort. Together with its trapezoid-based styling, these features meant that the Civic was well received even in Europe, the home of small cars.
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Storage location:HONDA COLLECTION HALL (Twin Ring Motegi, 120-1, Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3597)
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Year manufactured:1972
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Manufacturer:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: operational
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Honda Civic
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Model name:Civic GL
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Company name:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1972
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Vehicle type/usage:Small passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Honda Collection Hall
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Model / Weight
Style:2-box sedan
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:640
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Body / Size
Structure:Monocoque
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Bumpers:Provided
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Overall length:3545 mm
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Overall width:1505 mm
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Overall height:1325 mm
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Tire size:6.00-12
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:MacPherson strut
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Rear axle:MacPherson strut
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Wheelbase:2200 mm
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Steering:Round steering wheel
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/parallel 4-cylinder
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Valve train:SOHC, intake: 1; exhaust: 1
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Carburetor:Single-barrel
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Bore x stroke:70×76 mm
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Displacement:1169 cc
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Ignition system:Battery
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Max. power/r.p.m.:69/5500
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Noise reduction muffler
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Fuel tank capacity:38 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4-speed + reverse
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Drive system:FF
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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