1997 Honda Prelude – Feature Car – Honda Tuning Magazine

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We love the Prelude We admire their determination to do with a model that’s been an instant go-to for new or returning Honda heads. And within the Prelude camp, enthusiasts seem to gravitate the fourth-generation variety.

Hence when we see a well-executed the last Prelude to take a we take notice.

The fifth-gen has been a crowd favorite, but to us, one of the best styled and most of the family. It’s also the and heaviest, a result of Honda throwing new technology until, at to some minds (especially Honda), the Prelude lost its The lean, sporty coupe of the 80’s/early 90’s had evolved a thick, still performance-oriented by the end its run near the end

of the decade.

Which is precisely why Alex chose to build up a BB6.

a big fan of the NSX, but couldn’t afford it, and the wasn’t out yet, Nguyen Everybody else was doing and Integras. I had a DC myself. I guess [I the fifth-gen] just because no one liked it.

I wanted to do something

His plan took shape a friend gave up on his own Prelude and offered up the parts he’d sourced from JHP and OTP Auto, pistons, valve springs, and a rear seat from a JDM Type S. Once he gave up on the everything was for sale, Nguyen

Nguyen and a friend assembled the in the garage of a friendly San Diego Aero Cosmetics, and later an intake from a JDM BB6, header and Tanabe Racing exhaust.

But there are a couple of things you help but notice about Lude. One of them is the deep and Nighthawk Black Pearl paint, with barely a in sight but for the Mugen stripe along the top of the rear quarter and door.

The second is the stance. more than two inches at all with Tanabe Sustec Pro SS coilovers and ending in silver Mugen MF10’s, Nguyen’s looks all muscle. The look when viewed from staring down the gullet of the front bumper and side

Nguyen even fesses up to in Mugen coilovers for track preferring the Tanabe kit for daily

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