Our Community is 940,000 Strong. Join Us.

Honda Civic 2nd generation

Arizona Brit
08-17-2023, 07:29 PM
I'm looking to start my collection by finding the cars I used to own...

My first car was a 1983 Honda Civic 2nd generation. I'm having a hard time finding any scale models; 1st gen comes up in a Google search, but 2nd and 3rd get skipped.

Any one got advice on where to look for a scale model 2nd gen Civic?


08-19-2023, 03:53 PM
I know Tamiya did a few not sure on what year this one is.https://images14.fotki.com/v1676/photos/4/1639444/16469755/IMG_3858-vi.jpg (https://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/pictures-of-my-coll-1/img-3858.html)

09-07-2023, 04:26 PM
That's a 3rd generation Civic, not 2nd.

Nichimo made the second gen Civic, which you can see here: Scalemates entry for the Nichimo 2n Gen Civic. (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/nichimo-sp2440-super-civic-cx--1317985)

It's a motorized kit, as is typical for the time period. The kit isn't great, but it's not that bad really, the proportions are good but the detailing is kind of heavy and the molding is a bit hamfisted. It's also motorized, so the interior and chassis aren't the greatest. I only got the kit recently, so I haven't built it or spent a lot of time with it. If you Google "Nichimo Civic," a good built up will be among the first image results.

It's not super easy to find, and harder to find at a good price. I finally got mine to finish out my collection of Civics of all generations - just in time for the FL5 to come out and I'm still waiting on that as a kit...

Arizona Brit
09-30-2023, 02:21 PM
The Nichimo is one of two that I found

Another one here (https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10775828), made Inter Allied

Where should I look to purchase the Nichimo?


10-01-2023, 09:41 PM
I had a saved search on eBay for years. They show up, but are expensive.

The InterAllied model is not a kit, and is 1:43. I assumed you were looking for 1:24.

Arizona Brit
10-02-2023, 10:10 AM
Thanks. I'll take any scale since they are so rare.


Add your comment to this topic!