Weekend Edition – A First Generation Acura Legend on eBay. Yea, it's an Antique!


Continuing on with our 1988 Weekend, and here is a low mileage 1st generation Acura Legend, the car that started the Japanese Luxury Car invasion. Yes, once again this is now classified as an antique according to the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Is it me, or defining an Acura as an antique seems to be way off…


According to the Pennsylvania Dealer who is representing this car, the Acura is a one owner vehicle, driven only 46,000 miles, and as you can see, this is another Japanese Time Capsule. Remember when these things were introduced? The German Luxury Car brands seemed to go ballistic overnight, as they never really had any competition in the states during the late 70s and 80s. Well, here was a real competitor to their mid-level offerings that featured both luxury and dependability.


This Legend has it all: Leather, Alloys, every luxury convenience feature, a sunroof, and more. What’s not to love about this car. Yes, it is an Automatic, as most of these cars were so get over it.

This is also a no-reserve auction, so the highest bid wins the car. Currently the high bid is $1,375 with over eight days to go. Do you see yourself in a late 80s Japanese Luxury Car? Take a look at the listing here:[sc:ebay itemid=”170973221251″ linktext=”1988 Acura Legend Sedan LS” ], and tell me what you think.


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20 responses to “Weekend Edition – A First Generation Acura Legend on eBay. Yea, it's an Antique!”

  1. lilpoindexter Avatar

    If you buy it..remember the engine is an interference engine…change that timing belt.

  2. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    This is a nice exemple of how bland cars have become, with little make-up it could be launched again as new a new model.

    1. facelvega Avatar

      This could never make it as a new model– it isn't a thousand pounds overweight, doesn't have huge bulbous body shapes that have no relation to usable interior space, and it's just too simple and tasteful. It's a little odd that cars like this came out of the blow and /stockbroker-obsessed, acid wash eighties.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        You forgot to mention that the windows are way to big. The driver is not supposed to be able to look back in any way. Make them slots!

      2. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

        O yes it could, it would be a new Civic though.

      3. HSA Avatar

        Wait. Has anybody checked if the hell has frozen over, a geomagnetic reversal has occurred or something? A car company CEO says their car is 400 kg overweight! http://www.autoedizione.com/marchionne-talks-abou

  3. buzzboy7 Avatar

    So wait, I thought that legends had longitudinal engines? According to the googles some do. Strange stuff.

    1. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      you may be thinking of the vigor

    2. Rover1 Avatar

      The second model Legend and the five cylinder Vigor used longitudinally mounted engines. From the days when engineering held more sway at Honda than misfocussed marketing.

  4. M44Power Avatar

    Check back in a few years when the 2nd generation, and especially the 2nd generation 6-speed Coupe LS, qualifies. There's a classic, FWD be damned.

    1. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
      C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

      There already is a very desirable FWD classic.
      <img src="http://gomotors.net/pics/Cord/cord-convertible-model-810-01.jpg&quot; width="400">

  5. sudden1 Avatar

    What a beautiful, low mileage car. Buy it, put a couple of grand in it, ( timing belt ( due to age and not mileage), and any thing else ) and have a wonderful car for under four grand that needs nothing…for a long time. If you know of anybody that needs a car tell them about this one. Heck, they could probably wait on the belt and stuff.

  6. mallthus Avatar

    That engine bay is the reason everything's shoved under plastic today. What a mess!

  7. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Ahh, that's more like it. Now, if was only a coupe, and a manual, with a lighter interior, and a better exterior color…

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    It has two hood latches up front – that's attention to detail.

  9. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
    C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    Too bad it's not a Sterling…

    1. HSA Avatar

      Then again, it's running.

  10. Paul E Avatar
    Paul E

    I wanted one of these pretty badly in the early 90s, preferably with a 5-speed (which were available)… that or a first-gen Taurus SHO… or a Saab 9000T (which I ended up with). My older brother's '86 was a fabulous car…. and would be nearly dwarfed by the current Civic.

  11. rpdred6 Avatar

    gosh that thing is mint