Honda Prelude , First Generation, 1982 Sydney International Car Show

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Selling my wife's First Generation Honda Prelude with lots of history/ providance. In the boot engraved is "SAHLI USA 1' ( see photo 5) , so i googled only to discover that Theodore Sahli was a big part of the history of this rare vehicle. I called him in Los Angeles and he told me he was commissioned to come out to the then Honda dealer at Hornsby to show the "aussies" how to convert the Prelude. He came out with 50 comversion kits BUT only did two.He had a great time in Sydney and at the 1982 Sydney International Car Show this car was Honda's star attraction.Please see Info on Theo below, his site is a blast to check out too!
Theo Sahli has been taking care of automobiles in the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa area for over 35 years. He apprenticed and worked for Ferrari & Porsche dealerships until 1986, when he opened his first full service shop. He specialized in Ferrari, Lamborghini as well as other exotic imports.
The shop in Newport Beach had Jaguar, Lotus, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Riley, Rolls Royce with a few classic domestics in for service & repairs.
Theo has done ground-up restorations on Ferrari to Microcars ,Amphicars, Fiat 500 & 600, Fiat Jolly, Fiat Multipla,, BMW Isettas among others.
Because of the demand for more restorations he made a move to a larger shop in Costa Mesa. This is the current location for “Theo’s MicroCar Motors”and Theos Exotic Autos.
Theo will restore your car or he has Fiat 500, 600, or Multiplia that you can purchase for restoration.
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But wait there's moreThe gentleman i bought it from tells the story that it belonged to Barbie Rogers from SALE OF THE CENTURY, i tried to authenticate this but Barbie is tricky to chase down, i think she is at Cronulla selling Kaftans on E-Bay(serious).
The HONDAMATIC has been resprayed and is in good condition. There is surface rust very minor in the tyre well and on the engine bay at rear and on some engine parts.
Everything works. Car is NSW rego, i think 6 months left, will check with wife.Reads 303131Ks.
Vinyl roof and back seat spacer are in good nick except for windows have browned off a bit hard to see out and a couple of the press studs need replacing
Throwing in spare donor auto car, UNREGISTERED Rusty but still drives and everything works.
It has near new coil springs that i was going to swap over to convertable but never did
Donor car has period CHEVIOT mags that came off the convertable
I also have a period luggage rack too!
I have a set of imported rear shocks as well
SORRY about ordinary photos will try to add better pictures this week, rain could be an issue. Car is ready to drive away. Come and check it out this Sunday?. Good daily driver or weekend cruiser, turns heads.
Check my 100% E Bay feedback, Bid with confidence. PLEASE ask all questions OPEN TO SERIOUS CASH OFFERS!!!

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