This 5k Mile 1997 Honda Prelude Is One Of The Nicest We’ve Seen

The fifth-gen Honda Prelude was well received in its time, and this particular car might be the best example currently out there.

It was built in 1997 and, according to the eBay online auction, which ends this Saturday, November 2, has only 5,082 miles (8,179 km) on the odometer.

Moreover, according to the listing, it sat in a heated garage since new, has never been driven in the rain and has no dents, chips or scratches. Furthermore, the vendor claims that nobody has ever sat in the back and, as expected, the car is all-original, except for the projector headlights installed at the dealer when it was new.

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This Prelude SH packs a 2.2-liter VTEC four hooked up to a five-speed manual transmission. It also features double-wishbone suspension on all four corners, front and rear stabilizer bars, variable assisted power steering, 16-inch alloy wheels still shod in the original tires and a wide range of options such as air conditioning, cruise control, leather steering wheel and a power sunroof.

The car is offered at no reserve and, at the time of writing, 27 bids have raised the price to $13,555. The vendor said that he’s willing to sell it immediately for $25,000 and he can ship it to the Americas, Europe, Asia and even Australia. Should you want to see it in person, you’ll have to contact the man who has held on to it for the last 22 years and take a trip to Tacoma, Washington. Nonetheless, the massive image gallery right below should give you a good impression of what to expect.

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  • ME

    Wow, the owner must be an archaeologist, careful of precious things.

  • William rowe

    early and mid 1990’s honda’s really look good , oh well all good things come to a end..sorry to current honda owners who have well, bless your hearts !

  • TheBelltower

    Such good design

  • Mill0048

    Would love to snag this car up! Or one similarly clean.

  • Bash

    Such a nice car. Very good condition and clean

  • Alduin

    Nice car but weren’t these really just Accord coupes with different sheetmetal? I mean the interior is virtually the exact same as an Accord of that vintage.

    • Merc1

      I didn’t drive like an Accord, that is the point of this car.


  • ThatGuy

    Neat and clean car, now this is very nice

  • Six_Tymes

    I wish I didn’t see this… hello lottery

  • WalthamDan

    Beautiful. Has me thinking about the ’98 and ’88 4WS I have owned in the past. Sweet rides.

  • Nastinupe1911

    I was supposed to get a black one back in 2001 with the lower stock body kit, in a manual, but my credit wasn’t good enough. Thank God, because in 2002, just a year later, I was approved for a Honda S2000 lol.

  • FlameWater

    They need to bring this back

  • ctk4949

    One of my favorite cars ever, they should bring it back.

  • rodriguez256

    Clean car, I always wanted one of these but in silver.

    • Big Black Duck

      silver was beautiful

  • phrancis

    I literally own and have daily driven a 97 Prelude SH (black) since I bought it used in 02. Except for consumables, it’s still running on all factory original parts and never needed any major repairs. I don’t baby it either. She’s obviously not as clean as this one but she’s still a blast to drive.

  • Big Black Duck

    This 97-01 is my favorite model year for the Prelude…I really hated it at the beginning..but the more I saw it the more details I noticed and just loved if after that…

  • Shahul Usman

    my 1st car (being 45 cars ago) was a red 91 prelude si..second was a 95 prelude with vtec yo… but I loved em.. never got a

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