Honda's Jazzy Type-R

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A Honda Jazz Type-R? Surely not!?

The Type-R badge is held in high esteem by petrolheads. Any Honda adorned with the simple five letters is guaranteed to set the pulse racing and provide a suitable amount of B-road thrills. A Type-R badge can indeed turn a humble and worthy Accord saloon into something of a road racer. There's the Integra, which for many people is the ultimate FWD drivers' car. The supercar Type-R comes in the form of the NSX and let's not forget the most popular model, the Civic.

But I've always fancied a fun size Type-R. A small city car very much in the mould of my old Avanazto. How about the Jazz for example? Dependable, reliable and if I'm not mistaken, never driven above speeds of more than 28 mph. The perfect candidate for a full Type-R makeover.

Sadly, Honda hasn't, as yet, made a Jazz Type-R.

Or have they? Spotted languishing in the classifieds is what I believe to be the world's only Jazz Type-R. See how the radio has been stripped out to save weight. Notice the hole on the boot to increase cooling. Lightweight wheels and bespoke sun visor are the only other clues to this car's identity. Oh and the single Type-R badge on the back of course.

[caption id="attachment_1267" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Jazzy Jeff"]Honda Jazz Type-R[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1268" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Jazz Club"]Honda Jazz Type-R[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1269" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Jazz FM"]Honda Jazz Type-R interior[/caption]

At £550 this has to be the world's cheapest Type-R. You'll be an instant hit at the clubs when you walk in with your Type-R keyring. If you pick up a lady, don't worry - it'll be dark when you leave the club and she'll never know that she's not being escorted home in a Civic. Just don't be expecting to play any happening tunes on the way home - there's no wireless.

Regular readers of PetrolBlog will know I'm not a fan of fake Badgers. But in this case, I do see the funny side. There's even a part of me that thinks that at £500, this would make for an interesting and rather fun little winter toy!

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Images courtesy of the classified ad.