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Blue meanie: The first Civic Type R looks resplendent in blue

This is the first Honda Civic Type R off the production line, and it's being auctioned off for charity.

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Unless you've got deep pockets, you won't be buying the first Honda Civic Type R off the line.

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It's being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer.

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All proceeds from the auction are going to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

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Honda also auctioned off the first NSX to leave the production line, which fetched a cool $1.2 million on the auction block.

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The auction will begin on June 7, and it'll end on June 15.

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The Honda Civic Type R has already captured the Nurburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars.

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With 306 horsepower on tap, this hot hatch is going to scream.

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A six-speed manual is the only available transmission.

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Adaptive dampers are standard, as well.

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There isn't a whole lot of cladding hiding the engine from view.

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It doesn't really matter what the engine looks like, though, as long as it performs.

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The interior is largely the same as the Civic, save for some Type R-specific elements in the dashboard and on the seats.

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Navigation is standard for all US-market Civic Type Rs.

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It wouldn't be a Type R without that shift knob.

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