Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1985 Honda Accord EX 1.6 – European Accord

posted by Roshake

Here’s a familiar sight, with the exceptions of the European composite headlights. Strictly speaking, I should say a formerly familiar sight, as these have finally become quite scarce hereabouts. It happens to the best of us.

The rear lights are different too. And apparently those are red fog lights they had to cut into the bumpers. Not enough room for everything in those large units?

That looks familiar too. Grippy fabric, and well contoured buckets. The European version still used the 1.6 L four while us power-mad Americans were given the 1.8 back in 1977, although I doubt it was any faster (if even as fast) than the 1.6 due to our emission controls.

The second generation Accord was technically quite similar to the first generation, growing a wee bit in dimensions. But it was much less of a change than the third generation to come. Which was very soon, as 1985 was the last year for these.


More on the second generation Accord here:

Curbside Classic: 1983 Honda Accord – Honda Revolutionizes The US Industry, Again