2002 Honda Insight Hybrid

Lot: 764

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a .995L 2002 Honda Insight manual that has been with the current owner for the last 12 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 83 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Formerly owned by Honda Motors Europe and one of just 200 or so UK first generation Insights...Based on the Honda J-VX concept car unveiled at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, the Insight was introduced in Japan in November 1999 as the first production vehicle to feature Honda's Integrated Motor Assist system. In the following month, the Insight became the first hybrid available, followed seven months later by the Toyota Prius.

The Insight featured optimized aerodynamics and a lightweight aluminum structure to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize emissions. As of 2014, the first generation Insight still ranks as the most fuel-efficient United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified, petrol-fuelled vehicle, with a highway rating of 61 miles per US gallon (73 mpg.) Evo magazine founder Harry Metcalfe and no shrinking violet petrol-head himself owned a first generation Insight, stating he once got 104mpg!

Purchased by our vendor, a former design engineer at Jaguar, on the 28th February 2002 from Honda Coventry, the car had previously been registered to Honda Motors Europe for use as a press demonstrator. The history file shows rafts of main dealer bills and the condition of the car is a testament to its owner. Presenting beautifully today and showing just 39,720 miles this wonderfully rare example is quite possibly the best hybrid example out there at this guide price, and must be considered as a future motoring classic for its innovation and design.

 

Lot Details

Registration: RJ52NYP RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 2002 Engine size: .995L
Make: Honda Odometer reading (miles): 39700
Model: Insight MOT expiry: 2016-10-16
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: JHMZE13502T200004

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 83 / 135

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About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history