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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - Alan Bur­nett, by email

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.

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