One of the novelty items was a simple volume control rocker switch and a pre-set radio station channel selector installed on the instrument binnacle within reach of the right hand; the opposite side of the instrument binnacle had a button to open, tilt or close the standard equipped glass moonroof with sun shade. The Rover Company had a long established reputation as a luxury car in the United Kingdom and Europe, demonstrated with the Rover P6, and Honda wanted to introduce a luxury car for both domestic Japanese and the United States markets.

It was also joined by the Acura Vigor which set the stage for the larger second generation Legend introduced October 1990.[3]. Honda decided not to upgrade the size of the engine to a V8 because it would have upstaged the Acura NSX which has a V6 that introduced Honda's VTEC technology. Behind the wheel you’re greeted by those oh-so-Honda NS gauges, perfectly legible and seared forever into my mind’s eye. The car’s price started from $29,000 with the LS trim level.

I have to sell my blk/blk 1993 Acura Legend Coupe. The manual override buttons were hidden, giving a sensation of a simpler, clean console. It was sold in the U.S., Canada, and parts of China under Honda's luxury brand, Acura, from 1985 to 1995, as both a sedan, which was classified as a full-size car, and a coupe, which was classified as a mid-size car (similar to how the Honda Accord is set up today). High-end LS models featured a driver's-side airbag, trip computer, electronic vehicle monitoring system in the center console and a Bose sound system. It can be said that the renaming of the Legend to the RL, as well as Honda's refusal to adopt a front-engine rear-wheel drive layout which typify the more expensive luxury cars, had hurt sales of the RL and other Acura passenger cars.[7]. It’s been regularly serviced, but the condition of the car is far from its prime.

Persian Red ( Pearlescent) 1989-1990 . The Legend was a result of a joint venture with Britain's Austin Rover Group called Project XX that started in November 1981 with the Austin Rover-Honda XX letter of intent signed by the two companies to replace the Rover SD1 and to provide a luxury vehicle for Honda. The joint development produced the Legend and the corresponding British version was the Rover 800-series, which was badged under the Sterling brand in the United States and competed with the Legend. My dad still has the old Acura, a 1998 3.2TL with a four-speed automatic transmission. Subaru Certified Pre-Owned, 2010 Merecedes S550, Sharpest Around, Bargain no haggle price, Remaining CPO Warranty, Panoramic Roof, P2 Premium Package, Sport Package with 19q, Please contact me at. It’s not an especially invigorating car, but the Legend Coupe is just so satisfying to drive around town. Production of the first generation models ended in 1990 as a second generation version became available for the 1991 model year. The leather seats were firm and supportive, even if the lumbar support was adjustable for the driver only. A totally redesigned body houses an all-new turbo V-6 that delivers estimated 355-HP 116 and 354 lb-ft 116 of torque. The car has a relatively new paint job, new alpine sound system, and great leather interior. This car looks great and runs great! In Japan only, Honda installed a turbocharger with variable geometry in the Legend with the smaller 2.0 L V6, called the "Wing Turbo" for model year 1989. Read reviews, browse our … Twin-power Turbo, 8-Speed Sport Automatic with Shift Paddles, AW, Get notified when we have new listings available for coupe acura legend, We use cookies to personalize your experience.

The rear end appearance of the sedan was adopted from the first generation Legend coupe and Honda also wanted to visually align the appearance of both the Legend coupe and sedan to the Acura NSX. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.