The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe first-gen Civic says he's just testing the waters with his ad. At ten grand Canadian do you think he's already gone off the deep end?
While some are hoping to get big bucks for early Civics, the harsh reality is that lovers of vintage Japanese iron haven't really embraced the little car that changed the entire automotive landscape during the Malaise Era.
No car illustrates the concept of Long Term Model Bloat better than the Civic (for a good example of Short Term Model Bloat, compare the 1970 Mercury Cougar with the 1974 version). Here's Honda boasting about the ability of the '78 Civic hatch's ability to swallow four shopping bags. The '78 Civic hatchback weighed…