1993 Honda Pre­lude 2.3

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WHO Brian Fowler WHAT 1993 Honda Pre­lude 2.3 4WS auto MILES 25,168 PROVE­NANCE Full his­tory MODS None HOW MANY LEFT 11

HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED THE CAR?

I bought my pride and joy in May 2007. It had cov­ered just 19,000 miles up to that date and I’ve only added an­other 6000 or so to that. It’s the top-of-the-range model, with the 160bhp 2.3-litre en­gine, four-wheel steer­ing, auto

‘box and dig­i­tal dash­board dis­play.

The paint­work is to­tally orig­i­nal, the spare wheel and tool­kit have never been used and the back seat never sat upon. It still has the orig­i­nal Honda ra­dio/ cas­sette player and elec­tric ae­rial.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

I have ev­ery­thing all the way back to the orig­i­nal sales in­voice and pre-de­liv­ery in­spec­tion sheet. These days the Pre­lude is MoT’d, taxed, in­sured and ser­viced once a year, then put back in the garage.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

My prob­lem is that my clas­sic in­sur­ance com­pany will only in­sure it for £4000; they say they have noth­ing to com­pare it to. I showed pho­tos of the car to Quentin Will­son at The Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show and he said that it was worth at least £12,000. In his words: ‘Where would you find an­other to­tally orig­i­nal one like this?’ I am 72 and my heath is not good, and my back is even worse. I have trou­ble get­ting in my car and look stupid try­ing to get out of it. I feel sorry for the old girl per­ma­nently stuck in my garage and think it is time to let some­body else en­joy her. Can you tell me if my car has any real value, and maybe the best place to sell it? HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED? The car is to­tally orig­i­nal.

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