They say that love is sweeter the second time around. Well, the same could also be said of this sweet ’94 Honda Civic LX four-door called “Phenomenon Dos,” owned and built–again–by 34-year-old Todd A. Davis, Sr. of Costa Mesa, California. You see, this is the second incarnation of this full-custom Euro convertible and the second time it’s been featured (appearing in the December 1998 issue of Lowrider when it was candy magenta and rolling on Daytons). “But it’s always been my dream to be featured in Lowrider Euro,” Todd stated excitedly, “and now my dream’s come true!”
The long-time Royal Fantasies C.C. member began his career in cars in Miami, Florida, where he got his mobile electronics installer’s certification. Then, after moving to California in the early ’90s, he started 3TMotorsports.com (a one-stop custom shop that does everything from early-’30s to new model cars and trucks) and built his own car as a rolling showcase for the shop.
It was awesome then, but nothing compared to today with literally everything inside and out being redone. Todd and Frank King did all of the work on the Civic themselves at 3Tmotorsports, “with the support of numerous sponsors,” Todd notes. “I owe them a lot.” Todd also sends a special thanks to Frank King for the endless help, at all hours he provided.
So far the redux roadster has won First Place in the Performance Euro class at every California show and Las Vegas Super Show for the past two years. That’s the best testament of quality that this car could get.
1994 Honda Civic LX four-door sedan
Costa Mesa, California
Royal Fantasies C.C. WWW.3TMOTORSPORTS.COM
Dual Weber 40mm side-draft carburetors, AEM cam gear, JG Radical camshaft, Vitek sparkplug wires, custom Honda header, AC Autotechnic exhaust, MSD-6AL ignition, MSD-8207 Blaster SS coil, MSD-8292 modified distributor cap, Nitrous Oxide system, Hose Techniques silicone hose.
Alpine CDA-7863 head unit, Audiobahn A275HC amplifier, A435HC amplifier, Audiobahn AWX200 equalizer/crossover, Audiobahn AW120SVC 12-inch subwoofers, Audiobahn ABC600 midrange/tweeter component system, Audiobahn ACAP1 1-farad digital capacitor, Audiobahn AFRG12C chrome plated “flame” grilles, Blue Top Optima batteries, TDT 6.4-inch LCD monitor, Concept DVD player.
Rims and Rubber:
19×7.5 Giovanna “Kobe” wheels
Intrax suspension coilover springs, AC Autotechnic upper and lower strut bars, custom built frame inside and under car, rear disc brake conversion, AEM big rotor brake system, Energy Suspension kit.
Custom dash with tribal graphics, custom center console and door panels, one-touch door openers, Ichibahn brake lever and shifter knob, Ichibahn steering wheel. Ichibahn purple neon kit, six-point roll cage, AutoMeter gauges (tach, water, oil), silver vinyl and purple tweed with 3-D tribal graphics.
Paint and Body Mods:
Electron blue with purple. Silver and green tribal markings Whacked off top, chopped windshield, molded bodylines, shaved handles, custom tilt front clip, dual suicide split trunk, dual French antennae, molded rear deck. Kaminari body kit, projection headlights, clear corner lamps, Matrix taillights, full chrome undercarriage.