Junkyard Find: 1982 Honda Prelude

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard find 1982 honda prelude

The Honda Prelude became bigger, faster, and sportier as the 1980s progressed, so we often forget that the first-generation version was such a little car.

330,201 miles. That’s 11,000 miles per year for 30 years. There’s no telling how many head gaskets it has been through, but an impressive achievement by any measure.

I’m sure that some 1979-82 Preludes came with interiors in colors other than French Cathouse Red, but I can’t remember seeing any.

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  • Laserwizard Laserwizard on Feb 18, 2016

    This is Honduh's mutant version that shows that Ford wasn't the only clueless company to sell ugly front drive coupes. FYI, EVERY Honduh sold now is a bloated version of its former self from the 1980's. Honduh has forgotten how to build great products - there used to be something about their low belt and hoodlines - now everything is chunky and flabby and UGLY.

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Feb 18, 2016

      Something tells me I shouldn't trust someone's opinion on Hondas if they can't spell Honda.

  • Paul Taka Paul Taka on Mar 24, 2023

    Hi, where can I find 1982 Honda prelude junkyards in 50 states

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