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1990 Honda Prelude Si 5-speed, non-4ws, classic survivor, fresh engine rebuild!

Make: Honda
Model: Prelude
Type: Coupe
Trim: Si
Year: 1990
Mileage: 199000
VIN: JHMBA4232LC004590
Color: White
Engine: 2.05
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Surprise, Arizona, United States

1990 Honda Prelude Si Additional Info:

Originally an AZ car, originally an automatic. Manual swap completed August 2019. Completely stock except for wheels and shift knob!
TheB21A1 (2.05-liter) original fuel injected enginewas professionally rebuilt in August 2019 due to a head gasket failure. Machine work completed locally byDuffee Motorsports. Hot-tanked block, measured and inspected, decked, new rings, bearings, head gasket, reassembly.Head also rebuilt – valve seals, valve job, springs, decked, etc. All new seals at reassembly.

New parts include:
Timing belt
Engine rebuild kit, bearings and seals
Water Pump
Motor mounts
Transmission mount
Power Steering Pump and hoses
Input and Output Shaft Seals
Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder
O2 sensor
Clutch kit and release bearing
Fuel injectors and injector seals
NGK plugs
Oil, air and fuel filters
CV shaft assemblies L and R
Upper and lower ball joints
Steering rack bellows
Muffler and tailpipe assembly and tips
Front and rear speakers

Approximately 160 break-in miles have been placed on the car since engine rebuild, with an oil change conducted after the first 30 miles (three drive cycles). Starts immediately, idles smoothly, revs beautifully, pulls strong.

Power sunroof and power windows work great, no leaking (typical slow older Honda electric window motors). Interior is in great condition with very little observable wear. Seat belt light appears intermittently, I suspect due to the automatic retractors (common issue with these cars). The Prelude Si seats are still some of the nicest factory seats ever made!
Radio was retained by prior owner. Center dash vents were not present at time of pictures BUT have since been installed. A/C may need recharge, and cruise control function was lost with manual swap.
NO corrosion noted anywhere on the body or undercarriage. See pics of trunk area – Clean!
Struts / shocks were not replaced, I decided to leave that to the new owner’s preference. Popup lights (and all other lights) function properly and this car pulls hard, shifts smooth, brakes well and tracks straight. It’s a joy to drive.

This car wears its original paint. It is shiny with some expected dings and scratches of 30 years, but no obvious damage or large dents. The previous owners clearly took amazing care of this car.

15″ aftermarket wheels are in good condition. Tires are matching and have about 75% of their original tread remaining with even wear across the face.

Original matching 14″ Si wheels (2L, 2R) with brand new, OEM size tires are pictured and WILL be included with the car if reserve is met. I do not have center caps for these wheels but I suspect they are available.

This is a super clean Prelude that would be right at home on the show field at JCCS. These are getting near impossible to find in good condition, most have been modified or wrecked – and all the hard work has been done on this one. Tally up the new parts and the cost of a clean, original-paint car, and you'll be well over my reserve price (and that's not counting labor).

I am a long-time collector and restorer of classic Japanese cars. Independent party pre-purchase inspection (on site) prior to purchase is welcomed and encouraged. As a collector, I am familiar with long-distance sales (and purchases) as well as international transport. As such, I can assist with shipping arrangements worldwide.

Thanks for looking, and please feel free to ask questions about this rare and appreciating collectible.