1988 Honda Legend Coupe Manual


  • Japanese-built LHD coupe
  • Highly original both inside and out
  • Includes a large stock of spare parts
  • Currently registered in Andorra

The Appeal

Introduced in 1985, the Honda Legend continues to be a highly valued Japanese flagship - and this example, from 1988, is a great example of the first generation - where it all started. The Legend’s essential characteristics are all there, but comes complete with a charming period styling and a charming patina that simply adds an extra dimension of character.

Having been kept in storage for some time, this Honda Legend was cosmetically restored around two years ago, and given a new battery and given a tune-up - it’s now reportedly in great working order. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Original Japanese-built Honda from 1988
  • Sadly we don’t know much about this car’s history
  • Currently registered in Andorra
  • Cosmetic restoration carried out around two years ago
  • Recently fuelled and serviced
  • Indicates 161,489km
  • Sadly we’re not aware of any paperwork provided with this car

The Interior

  • Impressive walnut, plastic and hide interior
  • Heavily original with no known modifications
  • The seats have been moisturised and look to be in good order, with light creasing
  • Thin crack is visible on the centre of the rear bench seat’s bolster
  • Door cards are in good order with only minor signs of wear
  • Angular dashboard is in good period condition with a wood-effect centre console
  • Some visible creasing and cracking surrounds the gearstick
  • Instruments, dials and switches are all in good condition
  • The air-conditioning is reported to be in excellent working order
  • Original radio installed 
  • We’ve received no reports of any technical faults with any interior options
  • The carpets and headlining look to be in fine condition 
  • Boot is in good order and filled with plenty of spare parts

The Exterior 

  • Impressive silver aesthetics with a plastic and chrome trim
  • Paintwork was refreshed around two years ago but has now settled into a level of wear
  • Some light blemishes, particularly around the trims, sills and filler cap
  • The car overall, however, presents very well
  • Chrome trims are in good order with no major faults
  • The Honda badging appears to be in good order
  • However, it looks as if a badge is missing on the left-hand of the boot lid
  • Bodywork is in good order with no dents or dings we can spot
  • The car is sitting on its original alloys which do have some light scuffs
  • Shod in a full set of Michelin Tyres
  • Underneath, the car shows light wear but is largely in fine fettle

The Mechanics 

  • Car is carrying the 2.5L C25A V6 powerplant
  • Married to a 5-speed manual transmission
  • No known mechanical modifications save for a tune-up, service and new battery
  • Engine bay appears in good condition with age-commensurate wear
  • We’ve been informed of no mechanical issues, leaks, bangs, knocks or smoke
  • The car reportedly starts first time, brakes, accelerates and shifts with zero issues
  • Spare parts include a fuel pump, radiator, dashboard panel, etc


An excellent overall example of a much-loved model, this Honda Legend sits on the perfect bridge between a modern, usable motor and a retro classic. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1988
  • Make Honda
  • Model Legend
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 161,489 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Madrid
  • Location International
  • Country Spain
Bidding history
6 bids
  • yanisfr•••• €800 08/06/23
  • nicola-•••• €700 08/06/23
  • volar-g•••• €600 08/06/23
  • cambian•••• €500 05/06/23
  • Lee1969 €200 05/06/23
  • hobsy13 €100 04/06/23

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