Good ol' Wa & Sabi: A 1974 Honda Civic 1200 RS SB1

January 04, 2014

RS - The designation for the Sports model of the Honda Civic. RS stood for "Road Sailing" of all things, and it featured: * Twin Carburettors * 7 addition horsepower over base 1200cc engine * 13 inch, black-painted steel rims * 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive * Semi-bucket seats * Sports-themed gear knob & steering wheel * Foot rest * Rubber bumper inserts * Exclusive RS colour option: Sunset Orange * Could get groceries Wa - 和 (Japan) / Sabi - 錆 (Rust) Car-spotting in Japan: http://wasabicars.

The SB1/SG/SE/VB Series Civic was built from 1972 to 1979. This Civic Hatchback was built in 1974. It has a 1,169cc inline 4 engine.

More information: Wikipedia - Honda Civic

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