Get your bidding paddle ready, because bidding is now underway for the first-ever Honda Civic Type R to hit U.S. shores.
The cool part of the auction is that not only will the winner be the first to hit the road in the high-performance Honda hot hatch, but also that all proceeds benefit childhood cancer research at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Talk about a purchase free of buyers remorse.
The Type R is the real deal too. Last month it set the fastest front-wheel-drive record in Germany. It did the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife lap in 7 minutes and 43.80 seconds.
The auction is taking place at Bring A Trailer; an auctioning site for the enthusiast who buys and follows cars like the Civic R hot hatch.
At the time of writing, 22 bids are in and the price is at $200,000.
It’s already $170k over the estimated starting price for the Type R hatchback.
“The Civic Type R has long been forbidden fruit for enthusiasts in the U.S., so we thought it would be fun to offer only lucky customers a shot at owning the first of its kind in American while benefitting the leading nonprofit solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumors,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co, Inc.
Bidding ends Thursday, June 15.
When the final bid is in, Honda will send the VIN 01 R to the select dealership of the winner of the forbidden fruit to pick up. For the rest of us, the Type R goes on sale at the end of the summer.
Honda began supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation back in 1991 and since then has helped donate nearly $30 million to the cause.