Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R


An instant success, the first Type R spec Civic to be sold here in the UK was the EP3. It took the motoring press and the first wave of UK owners by storm and remains one of the defining hot hatches from its period. To be honest, any period.

A great recipe including; Double wishbone rear suspension, 6 speed manual & 197bhp 2.0 litre VTEC unit spinning all the way to 8,250rpm! Lively handling, engaging power delivery and beautifully put together. What could be better?

20+ years later the EP3 Type R remains a simply brilliant driver's car with very few compromises in terms of daily usability.

For sale here at Torque GT, we have what is arguably one of the finest UK EP3 examples remaining... A facelift 2005 car in Cosmic Grey with air con & fog lights. A testament to the previous owner who's gone to extraordinary lengths with no expense spared in order to make this a stunning example!

It has undergone a full restoration, carried out in 2021 by Motion Motorsport.

Fully stripped back to the bare shell. All underbody completely sandblasted, treated with Eastwood platinum rust encapsulator, MIPA underbody stone chip and hardener and finished off in Cosmic Grey body colour paint.

All components replaced with powder coated parts (including front hubs with new bearings, zinc plated drive flange and hardrace OE ball joints).

See full list of work carried out below...


  • Front lower arms with Super pro caster increase bushes.

  • Rear hubs with Super pro bush kit.

  • Rear trailing arms with polyurethane bushes.

  • Rear LCA's with Super pro bushes

  • Powder Coated front subframe.

  • Honda OEM fuel tank strap replacements.

  • Honda OEM replacement fuel filler pipe.

  • Replaced track rod ends and front and rear drop links.

  • Rear ARB replacement with Honda OEM JDM component.

  • Steering arms replacement.

  • Brand new Honda OEM exhaust system, with Honda OEM back box.

  • Engine mounts replacements.

  • Top idler pulley Honda OEM replacement.

  • Brake lines complete replacements, including braided lines.

  • New discs and Rear brake callipers, powder coated.

  • Honda OEM brand new replacement front arch liners.

  • Full brand new Brembo Mk3 Megane RS Calipers upgrade with brand new discs and pads.

  • Rocker Cover Restoration in OEM wrinkle red by Spooner Restorations.

  • OEM wheels are fully refurbished and powder coated in OEM Spark Silver, with OEM replacement centre caps.

  • Advan AD080Rs all around, only approx 2k max miles done.

  • Headlamps replaced with brand new OEM Honda units.

  • Fog lights were replaced with OEM Honda components from Japan.


  • Full Red Recaros red fully refurbed and trimmed by Capital Seating in original JDM Recaro red Alcantara.

  • OEM Red carpet.

  • OEM JDM red mats. (As well as OEM UKDM mats)

  • Momo steering wheel retrimmed by Royal Steering Wheels.

  • OEM tints to rear and rear quarters.

  • OEM replacement centre dash surround (radio and gear lever)

  • Pioneer Double Din with Bluetooth head unit. (Also, have an OEM head unit with code in immaculate condition)

Only non-OEM modifications are:

  • Piper Sports manifold and sports cat.

  • Yellow speed Coilovers replacements over the OEM shocks.

  • Brembo front brake upgrade.

Please register your interest by using the contact form below...

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Year 2005
Mileage 83000
Engine 2.0
Transmission Manual
Bodystyle Hatchback
  • Isofix rear seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power-assisted Steering
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Oil and filter service
  • UK Registration

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