First Honda Civic Type R being auctioned for charity

Now is your chance to get the first Civic Type R off the line.

Honda's all-new Civic Type R is one of the most anticipated new cars of the year, which means it will likely be in short supply when it lands later this year. But fear not, hot hatch lovers, because Honda is giving you a way to secure a Civic Type R of your very own without the hassle of waiting in line.

And to boot, that Civic Type R will be the first one off the production line, wearing serial No. 01. Honda is currently auctioning off the first Civic Type R on the Web site Bring a Trailer with all proceeds set to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Built and awaiting its new owner, Civic Type R No. 1 is finished in Aegean Blue Metallic and sports a two-tone black and red interior. Like all Civic Type Rs, the one up for grabs features a 306 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission.

As a bonus, the winning bidder won't have to worry about delivery arrangements; Honda will ship the Civic Type R to the winning bidder's dealership of choice.

Bidding is already north of $35,000 with eight days to go. Happy bidding.

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