Step Back In Time With This Oddly Pristine 1983 Honda Accord

1983 was a busy year as Wikipedia notes it saw everything from the release of Return of the Jedi to the launch of Microsoft Word. There were also more significant and tragic events but today we’re focused on this pristine 1983 Honda Accord.

Currently listed on eBay, the Accord is described as a “time capsule” and a “musem [sic] quality unrestored suvivor [sic].” The pictures appear to back this up as the Accord LX hatchback looks like it just rolled off a Reagan era assembly line.

According to the listing, the car’s last inspection was completed in 1988 and it has been “stored correctly since.” The model is in original condition but the seller notes the car has been given a tune up and equipped with new tires and windshield wipers. The oil and filter have also been changed while the front rotors and brake pads have been replaced.

The listing is light on technical details but the model has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is connected to a five-speed manual transmission. The car has 32,031 miles (51,548 km) on the odometer and comes equipped with power steering and brakes.

The interior appears to be in pretty good condition and it even comes with dealer installed accessories such as an oil pressure gauge and a voltmeter. The listing also says everything from the air conditioner to the cassette player still work.

While a 1983 Accord isn’t the most collectible vehicle on the market, it’s always interesting to see a 35-year old vehicle in like new condition. The current bid is $3,601 but the reserve hasn’t been met. However, that could change as the listing still has several days left.

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    Looks better than the current Accord.

    • Bash

      πŸ˜€ I can’t believe you actually said that!

      • jfalckt

        In all fairness a gastric bypass looks better than the current Accord.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Mmmmm, louvers. Those used to mean this car was sporty!

  • fgclolz

    Damn, this car looks hella clean!


    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      It’s like a feckin’ disco in there!

  • Six Thousand Times


  • thunder bolt

    I can’t believe someone keeps it this clean for 35 yrs and decides to sell it. It’s like I love it but it has to go. what?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Too old to care for it anymore?

      • KareKakk

        Relatives doing their thing to get the owner out of traffic and future accidents?

    • Rudyβ„’

      It was part of an estate sale.

  • Craig

    I once owned a 1985 version of this car. [Same car – basically] It had incredibly comfortable bucket seats. I drove it from Vancouver to Palm Springs and back. [The long way] Not a single problem. It didn’t even burn oil. Just amazing. I really miss Honda. I was a HUGE fan at one time.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    ..the Accord LX hatchback
    Huh, some manufacturers would pass this off as a coupe nowadays.

  • jfalckt

    What a find! It looks promising again for Honda with their Urban and Sports EV’s, getting back to crisp simplicity instead of the current wave of over-styled bloatedness they seem to be set on.

  • Six_Tymes

    I had a 82, same everything, except mine was metallic light blue. I love this car, I wish i could buy it.