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 Post subject: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:37 am 
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Last december I bought the third car for my little old school Honda collection.
A friend owned this car for a while, but he didn't have the time to bring it to his former glory, so he offered it to me - and now it's mine. :mrgreen:

This car was first registered in February 1987 in Kuwait, and that imported to Germany in summer 1990. Since than two old men owned it befor my friend bought it.

It's an KY-spec. (Saudi-Arabian market) model, so it's a combination of the USDM and the JDM models. So it's a 2.0 12V with PGM-Fi and 120hp (no catalytic converter), LHD car with stuff like the JDM cromax glass, JDM corner and tail lights and the rear bumber with the small license plate and the stock spoiler from the USDM 2.0Si.

Here's what it else has:
- an english version of the "Electric Navigator"
- power steering
- cruise controle
- electric antenna
- A/C
- power windows
- power mirrors
- electric sunroof
- adjustable steering colum with memory light
- Hondamatic 4AT
- leather steering wheel
- Pioneer 4 speaker audio system
- 13" factory mesh alloys (incl. spare tire)

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I'll working on restoring that old beauty and maybe add some nice goodys as well.
So far, I bought some NOS parts (like seals, mirror glasses, turn signals), installed an K&N replacement air filter and did a little here and there.

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:32 am 
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That's a great car! Love that eighties-interior. I've never seen such a tripcomputer in a Honda.

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:32 am 
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They where available on most Hondas back in the days - but mainly in Japan. I've just seen japanese ones so far...

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:31 pm 

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Very nice Prelude! Good luck restoring it! It looks like it should only need minor restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
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I love it Graf!!! :mrgreen: :tu: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:41 am 
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In between I got some new parts. A few NOS bits like another door seal, a mirror glass, etc.. As well I got a set of the bigger exhaust deflectors and some auto cover fog lights :)

And here are some pictures from the last meet - the Honda Car Classics meeting in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the beginning of this month.

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Credit on the last two belongs to photographr.net

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:36 am 
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I love the backlighting on the instrument cluster & center stack. Thanks for showing us the close-up of the Saudi door tag; very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:13 am 
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In between I collected a few more parts. New speakers, because the old ones are worn out and a NOS front emblem.

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Today I took my NOS turn signal and transformed it into a "replica" of the JDM smoked ones :P Because painting brand new and hard to score parts I wrap then in foil. This will also prevent them from future stone chips And it looks amazing for me

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:05 am 
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Since the last post there happend a bit. I installed a few of the NOS parts, tinted the front part of the corner lights, removed some rust and I made some nice pictures :D

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:50 am 
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Looks outstanding. Especially interior

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:56 am 
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VERY NICE. !

I like the Pioneer (honda radio) part number honda 39100-SE3-Y51


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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:27 am 
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The new "first aid box". There is even some space left in there for the high visibility vests.

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:01 pm 
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Is the Washington license plate just for laughs? :P


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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:13 am 
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The temporary plates I got from the registrations office didn't fit in the license plate mould and an empty mould looks horroble :D The arabian plate I found a few weeks later.

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:52 am 
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Last weekend I refurbished some parts.
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And last week I recieved some parts :)
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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:07 am 
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Armrest is in.
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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:33 pm 
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What a super cool Prelude! 8)

It kind of reminds me of the brand new Honda Accord 1.8 EX-R that my dad bought in '83 in Bahrain. Obviously it too was an Arabian Market car, and as such had some pretty neat details for the time. It looked great in a dark red metallic, had stylish OEM 13" alloys and was utterly fully loaded with electric everything. The most funky accessory was the electronic compass!! Yup, I shit you not - the Accord had an electronic compass built in. :lol: :lol: On the nose of the bonnet was this little triangular dome in black glass which apparently housed some sort of compass. In the middle of the instrument binnacle was a digital read out from the compass showing which direction you were pointing at any given time. You could argue that it wasn't really all that necessary as we were living in Bahrain which is just a tiny Island in the Arabian Gulf. The place is so small, that it would really take some serious lack of talent to manage getting lost there!! :roll: But aged about 7 I thought it was just about the coolest gadget I had ever seen in any car! :tu: Who cares if other kids father drove a Mercedes when my old mans Accord had a funky glass dome on the bonnet and an electronic compass?? :P

Anyhow, keep up the good work with your Prelude. Not many nice ones left... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Sell me the radio ?


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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:10 am 
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No. The original radio will stay where it is.


Thanks Andre for sharing that story! :) There aren't any pictures of it in your family albums? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My arabian '87 Prelude 2.0Si
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:45 pm 
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GrafKroete wrote:
Thanks Andre for sharing that story! :) There aren't any pictures of it in your family albums? :wink:


Next time I'm visiting my mom I'll try going through those old foto albums.
I suppose there should be one or two old paper pics of the Accord EX-R in there.
I might even find a pic of the cute little red Suzuki SJ410 that we owned along side the Accord in Bahrain, and if I get really lucky maybe even the beautiful '80 Honda Accord EX-L that my dad bought new when we moved to Malaysia...

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