THIS MK.I PRELUDE
Offering from a clients collection this very rare Japanese car, an early Honda Prelude in unmolested and original condition. This car was delivered new in Belgium and still has the original Title from 1981 including the original COC.
The car was stored for 13 years after the first owner passed away. The Honda dealer ship bought the car and put it up for sale before eventually arriving with its current owner.
With just over 66.000kilometers on the odometer, the car still looks and feels as new today. The interior is completely original and in perfect condition. The funky design takes you right back to the eighties, including the onboard Quartz clock and integrated radio. The electric sunroof is fully functional.
It's a Honda, so the engine starts at the turn of the key and the 4 cilinder spins nice and with a lovely rasp. Gear changes are clean and smooth. The 80 horse power are not sportscar worthy but are more than enough for the small and nimble body, weighing in at just 920kg.
Japanese cars and prices have seen a recent rise as buyers and the market shift to more recent cars and younger - Gen Y & Z - buyers. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a true Honda in brand new condition, straight from the eighties.
THE MK.I PRELUDE
Efficiency, Honda has made it an art. And then craftsmanship and above all, value. One Honda, the Prelude, raises all these qualities to their high point. Prelude is one-of-a kind Honda. It has all features for which Honda is famous but it carries them on an excitingly sporty body that lets you know at a glance that this is the Honda performance car.
But that's not the whole of Prelude. This is not merely another sportscar. Prelude has a quality of craftsmanship and finish, a feeling of luxury that goes far beyond the customary sportscar standards. That's why the driver who has an appreciation of everything a car should be is going to find Prelude a very exciting car this year.
Everything inside Prelude, from the soft and comfort of those contoured bucket seats with their precisely matched and finished upholstery, to the appealing depth of the one-piece carpet, will convince you that you're looking at something special. But don't be lulled into thinking this is simply a luxurious, if modestly priced, car.
One drive will set you straight about that. This is a performance car. It's designed not merely to get you from place to place in comfort but to lift your spirits while doing so. Under the hood, transversely mounted, so it won't cut into the footroom any more than is absolutely essential, is a very lively 1600cc single overhead camshaft engine. It's coupled to front wheel drive that gives new meaning to roadholding.