Base Model: 1989 Acura Legend Coupe

In 1987 Honda released the first generation Legend as the top of the line for their newly launched Acura division in North America. The Legend was also sold as the Rover 800-series in part of a collaboration between Honda and the Austin Rover Group, but the Rover badged variant always scared me due to the looks you get when you tell the parts counter guy at PepAutoKragReillys that you have a “Rover.” A Ranger Rover? No. A Land Rover. NO — ROVER, just a Rover. Save yourself the screaming and buy a used Acura instead. Find this 1989 Acura Legend Coupe offered for $8,500 in Sonoma, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1989 Acura Legend Coupe
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 114000
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1989 Acura Legend Coupe with Base trim. 114,000 miles on original 2.7 liter V6 with 5 speed manual transmission. Tan leather interior in excellent condition. Original factory moon roof with sun shade that works well. Original audio system with cassette tape player and 5 band graphic equalizer and dash mounted remote controls. Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote trunk release, anti-lock brake system, driver side air bag. AC is currently inoperative and is the original R12 system. I estimate about $1000 to repair and I have adjusted my price accordingly.

Within the last six months: oil and oil filter have been changed, air filter has been changed, spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor, CV axles and steering rack ends were changed.

The great: All original except for the wheels with no modifications. Never been in an accident, interior is in very good condition. This car was stored in the garage for the last 15 years.

The good: Excellent Bridgstone tires that are a couple of years old. Brake pads are thick front and rear and the brake system works very well. Doors, hood and trunk open and close perfectly. Front windows roll up and down OK.

The not so great: AC does not blow cold air. Right, rear window regulator is broken. The mechanism has been secured to keep the window in the up position. The driver’s control does not roll the left, rear window up. The left, rear passenger control operates up and down perfectly.

Interior images coming soon.

$8900. I’m pretty firm on my price. Really good examples sell for $12K. Please don’t try to negotiate until you have seen and driven the car.

See a better way to drive something red?