In out, in out, Fuzz shakes it all about. Probably doesn't actually do the hokey-cokey.
It was a pleasant surprise to see you celebrating 40 years of the Honda Accord with an interesting and informative feature by Andrew Roberts ( CCW, 18 May).
I picked up my very own special Accord MkI from a coal shed a few years back. It had been idle for more than two decades years, but after cleaning out all the gunk-like fluids and changing the seized fuel pump she amazingly fired up. After getting her back home I cleaned out the fuel tank and carburettor, changed the timing belt and discs and pads, and she has been driving like a dream ever since. They were trend-setting models in the 1970s. Road &
Track magazine rated them among the top 10 cars in the world, it was The Guardian’s car of the year in 1977, and it won AutoTest’s four-year comprehensive road test.
Honda couldn’t build them quick enough for the American market during the fuel crisis. In fact, demand was so high there was a three-month waiting list.
The Accord was supplied with an incredible amount of extras as standard – electric windows, aerial, large electric moon roof, aircon, and auto service reminder built into the dash. Personally, I believe these cars to be among the most reliable classics around.
Alan’s wonderful coal-shed-find Honda Accord.