You Need This: 5-speed, second-gen Honda Prelude Si

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 21, 2024 | Honda, Cars For Sale, Honda Prelude, Prelude Si

Photography Courtesy Cole Van Lierop/Facebook Marketplace

This '85 Honda Prelude Si has a lot going for it: A 5-speed manual, no rust and a price tag under $10,000.

The Prelude comes with “lots of service records,” and is billed as both well-maintained and mechanically sound.

Per the seller, the car’s sunroof doesn’t open and the stereo antenna doesn’t extend.

Located in Lacey, Washington, this 1985 Honda Prelude Si is listed at $8000.

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Comments
J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/21/24 4:13 p.m.

"stereo antenna doesn’t extend." I guess approach 40 and things just don't work like they used to.

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/21/24 4:19 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

Your "antenna" is stereo?  I gotta get me one (or two) of those.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/21/24 4:45 p.m.

My brother’s college roommate had a blue one–not an Si, though. 

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
5/21/24 9:09 p.m.

I have been dreaming of second-gen Preludes.  It's good thing this is 2,000 miles away from me.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/21/24 9:34 p.m.

That takes me back. I had a black '86 Si in college. Unfortunately, it was an autotragic. And Honda automatics of that era were.... quite poor.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/22/24 8:49 a.m.
DWNSHFT said:

I have been dreaming of second-gen Preludes.  It's good thing this is 2,000 miles away from me.

I'll change the search radius next time. wink

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/22/24 8:50 a.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

That takes me back. I had a black '86 Si in college.

Is it bad that part of the rationale I use when picking a car for sale to post is to get reactions like this? cheeky

DavyZ
DavyZ Reader
5/22/24 1:24 p.m.

$10,000?? Maybe it's just me, but I am thinking that isn't worth it for this car.  I'll pass on this one.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/22/24 2:21 p.m.
DavyZ said:

$10,000?? Maybe it's just me, but I am thinking that isn't worth it for this car.  I'll pass on this one.

Yeah, even with the strong nostalgia pull that has for me, $10k is a bit much. You can get a lot better experience for your money than a mid-80s Prelude.

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