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My New '79!

Well guys, we decided to get the '79 Prelude! It has 69,000 original miles on it! We bought it from the original owners grandaughter for $400! They bought it from him before he died. It needs brake work (won't stop well, there is a leak somewhere), and it needs the valve cover gasket replaced, but it runs and drives great, and I was given recipts of the things done to it. I plan on fixing it up, and getting it to look close to new, and just enjoy it! The exterior and interior look very decent for it's age, considering it is pretty much all original! I was even given the original paper liscense plate from the dealer!! Here are a few pics!








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WOW! Looks pretty good. Great buy. Keep us updated.
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Re: My New '79!

I love it! That thing is in better shape than my car is haha. Very nice.
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Clean! So timeless!
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Cant wait to see what you are going to do with it....
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That thing is amazing. Ol'school FTW
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Re: My New '79!

You lucky mofo! Wow. Nice pick up. I'm soooo jealous. That is rare car and to get it in the condition you got is even rarer. Enjoy it. Keep it looking clean. Put an H22 in that bad boy! LMAO
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godddddddddddddddamn im jealous!! $400 is amazing the car looks clean as hell. goodluck with the car dude take good care of her
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Wow! You just don't see very many around none the less the shape an its condition

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Re: My New '79!

Thank you all! :) Not bad for $400 huh? It is VERY clean for it's age, and I haven't even touched it as far as cleaning yet! My plans are to fix the brakes, fix the oil leak, get new tires, and drive it! I plan on fixing a few cosmetic things on it like clean and repaint the rims, and just little things like detail the engine, maybe repaint the air cleaner cover.. you know, stuff like that! :) I will really enjoy this car, and also plan on taking it to the local car show sometimes! :)

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WOW. what a classic. Nice pick up, great deal, great condition. Keep her in good condition and give her some good ol' fashioned TLC and she'll stay that fresh! Congrats on the pick-up!
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Oh! I forgot to add...The AC even works! :D
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amazing find! i love it, i'm sure you'll definitely get some looks at the car show as well!
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NO KIDDING!!! Wow…thats great! especially now in the heat of the summer!
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my 4th gen didnt even come with AC lmao
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amazing find! i love it, i'm sure you'll definitely get some looks at the car show as well!
Thank you! I was just at the right place at the right time! I work for a company that restores, and repairs pinball machines, and arcade games, and this was in the garage when I went for a service call! We got to talking about it, and she was like " We just really need to get rid of it!" Her husband was going to donate to the salvation army! Can you believe that?!? I hope to get looks at the shows! They are just hard to come by!
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NO KIDDING!!! Wow…thats great! especially now in the heat of the summer!
Yes it is! It will get some use!
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my 4th gen didnt even come with AC lmao
Hahaha! Yeah, I was shocked to find that it worked on this car!
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I can only imagine what person would've got the car if they donated it.
Its a beautiful car and i hope you enjoy it and take care of it.

Is that original miles? or did flip?
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I know! I was fortunate enough to save the car from going to someone who doesn't care! The miles are definately original on the car and have not flipped! This was one of 4 cars the original owner had, and he just didn't drive it.. It is most definately the original miles! :)
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Now that's awesome. I just took a look at the mileage…and that makes it even more of a gem!
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Nice Grab the 79 looks great, put a H22 in that beast!!!
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Yes it does! I couldn't pass it up!
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i just have to comment again because i'm in love with that lude!
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Nice Grab the 79 looks great, put a H22 in that beast!!!
Thank you! Right now i'm just going to keep it original, and have fun just have fun with it because of the low mileage... but, the H22 in this thing would be very fun! We'll see what happens later down the line!
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i just have to comment again because i'm in love with that lude!
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Hahahaha! Comment all you want! I really appreciate comments! I love the car too, and can't wait to get it inspected so it can be driven!! I plan on working on the brakes tomorrow!
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Wow i would buy that for 400 in a heartbeat!
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Wow i would buy that for 400 in a heartbeat!
Yeah! He wanted $500, but after us talking, I offered $400, and he took it! I had to rent a trailer, so it all worked out! Actually, I am doing really good with $400 Honda's! About a month ago, I gave my neighbor $400 for his wrecked '97 Honda Accord! He rearended someone, and the car was totaled out, so I asked what he was doing with it, and he said "$400, and it's yours!" I spent the weekend doing body work, and it now runs and drives great with a sunroof and working AC! That is my current daily driver!
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