YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, May 28, 2013
Honestly now, when was the last time you saw one of these? It’s a 1980 Honda Accord four-door sedan, from back in the day when the Accord was a compact car. Today’s Civic sedan is about an inch-and-a-half longer than the ’80 Accord (which itself was about 14 inches longer than an ’80 Civic four-door); the 2013 Accord sedan is about 14 inches longer than the ’80 Accord. This was the first generation Accord, introduced for 1976 as a three-door hatchback (the four-door came along a year later), which would continue on until being redesigned for 1982. These first-gen Accords were the only ones sold in the U.S. to be built in Japan. Starting with the ’82 models, they were built in Honda’s first U.S. plant in Marysville, Ohio which still churns them out today. This tan ’80 sedan was seen recently in a Sanborn parking lot.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know