First US-Bound Honda Civic Type R to be Auctioned for Charity

First US-Bound Honda Civic Type R to be Auctioned for Charity

Bidding has already begun for the first production 2017 Honda Civic Type R made for the U.S.

The Japanese automaker has donated the Type R to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation for auction and the vehicle will be shipped for pickup at a participating U.S. Honda dealer. Sporting VIN #01, the Civic Type R features an Aegean Blue Metallic exterior while a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque resides under the hood. Although Honda hasn’t made an official announcement on pricing for the new Civic Type R, an earlier leak shows it will start from $34,775 including destination.

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At the time of writing, the current bid for the Type R is already at $38,000, and bidding will end in eight days. Click here if you want to place a bid.

“The Civic Type R has long been forbidden fruit for enthusiasts in the U.S., so we thought it would be fun to offer one lucky customer a shot at owning the first of its kind in America while benefitting the leading nonprofit solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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