Hi all, Im new here and I just thought Id share my ongoing restoration journey with you all. Ive had a passion for the 1st Gen Accord since my dads ownership of one from new back in 1981. Being a teenager at the time I passed my driving test in this car and have very fond memories of driving the car the full length and breath of the United Kingdom. Sadly the Accord rusted away in the early 90s and was eventually taking to the scrap yard and was sold for scrap. My dad passed away not long after and I started a family and eventually migrated to Australia in 2007. To cut a long story short Ive been searching for the same type of Honda my dad owned all those years ago, looking through classifieds, eBay, Gumtree etc.
I eventually found one miraculously the exact same year, model and even colour to the Accord my dad used to own. This car even 99% complete and only had one owner from new!! The only issue was it was over 5000 Klms away at the other side of Australia. I promptly purchased the car via emails and text messages. The original owner had sadly passed away and the car was being sold by a family member. I arranged transport via a trucking company and the car finally arrived at my home 8months after the purchase. (It only actually took 12 days from order). So now my restoration begins!!! Updates and photos posted on my progress.