If you’re interested in the perfect 1990s Honda Prelude, well … you’re welcome. This is probably the best mid-1990s Honda Prelude left; a tremendously well-kept example with just 38,700 miles on the odometer. It’s offered for sale by Jay Honda in Bedford, Ohio, for $14,999 — and it’s truly gorgeous.
The silver exterior has no apparent dings or scratches, and the car has been cleaned up to an absolutely perfect state. It looks like it did when it sat in the showroom back in the mid-1990s. It’s the same story inside; the cabin even has those perfect little lines from a vacuum cleaner that make the car look like it’s a well-manicured tennis court. This thing is perfect.
And it all gets better, because this is the high-performance “Si” model. That means it had Honda’s VTEC valve timing system, giving it 160 horsepower instead of the standard 135. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the earlier Prelude’s signature four-wheel steering; that feature was only standard on Si models through 1995, meaning the ’96 was the only Prelude in this generation not to offer it.
But who needs 4-wheel steering? With this Prelude, you could dazzle your friends with the best-kept non-S2000 Honda on earth. Not surprisingly, the Carfax report shows that it’s a one-owner car, purchased new in 1996 but not driven until 1999, and even then only sparingly by someone in the tiny, middle-of-nowhere town of Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. You could be owner number two. Find a 1996 Honda Prelude for sale