1982 Honda Prelude Is A Backyard Diamond

Jan 04, 2017 11:12 AM EST | Hem Cervantes


Honda Prelude was one of the first generation models sold in the United States in the year 1979 through 1982 but designed and manufactured in Japan. It was a sports two-door coupé of Honda which spanned five generations.

The Honda Prelude was first launched to the Japanese market and premiered internationally in 1978. It was the first entry of Honda to the dealership sales channel Honda Verno. The dealership chain later introduced Honda Ballade, Honda Quint, and the Accord Honda Vigor.

The 1982 Honda Prelude had different interior looks. It had a repulsive sideswipe to the left side of the body. However, this 1982's model was fun to drive through the standards of the era. The car was made 75 horsepower and it had a 1,751 cubic centimeter (CVCC) engine.

Honda Prelude had independent struts, brakes, engine and a well-designed chassis. It had a dimension of 4090 millimeters in length and 1635 millimeter in width and 1290 millimeter in height. The wheelbase was 2320 millimeter and 60 millimeters shorter than the Accord. It was the first car which had two liters standard power steering.

The Prelude had standard equipment which eventually became the trademark of the company. It had a sliding metal sunroof and a glass top. It had a non-automatic choke with three positions in line with a two-barrel carburetor. This backyard gem had a marginal top speed and gas mileage in a compact package. The Honda Prelude achieved advanced technological reliability in the record.

The 1982Honda Prelude was a hot-selling car before the Accords and Civics. However, it was been replaced by the faster and less eccentric looking second generation of Honda Prelude. The Honda Prelude won the top industry throughout the production history. This backyard gem made a good deal for $9,645 which may rise to $24,000 adjusted in price.


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