64,000 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
2.2L Inline 4
190 hp @ 6600 rpm*
158 lb/ft torque @ 5250 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 7 seconds
Top Speed: 140 MPH
*Base Price in 1996: $25,880


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • This is the 4th gen Prelude featuring the DOHC H22A1 VTEC. The H22 is an all-aluminum engine that employs a forged steel crank and forged steel rods. VTEC engagement occurs at 5800 RPM
  • The H series Honda engines differentiate themselves from the B series mainly by its larger displacement, increased weight (80lbs more than the B series), and cylinder wall material (plus a few other minor things). The H series uses a cylinder wall liner made of FRM (Fiber Reinforced Metal, which is also used in the 3.2L NSX). Most cylinder walls are made of iron, but Honda decided to use FRM as it provides less friction and has much better heat transfer qualities than iron, resulting in a more efficient cooling system. FRM liners are smooth, with no “cross-hatch” to assist with oil retention
  • Unfortunately, this means FRM wears down quickly, allowing oil to leak past the piston rings prematurely. FRM cylinder liners are not as strong as iron liners (but perfectly adequate for Honda’s intentions). Furthermore, if you want to bore out your FRM cylinder, it requires special stones, and it can only be bored out .02″ max. On top of all that, most aftermarket pistons are not compatible with FRM cylinder walls. You begin to see why the B-series overshadow the H-series engines, despite the H22 being a fantastic engine
  • The steering is one of the Prelude’s biggest highlights. Period road test magazines claim the Prelude had “Formula 1–like steering”. When road tested again in 2019 by Car and Driver (as a throwback), they said “the Prelude’s steering is so precise and its feedback so organic that it should be used as a reference for steering engineers all over the world.”
Key Model Year Changes:
  • Final year of the 4th generation Prelude
  • First and only year of OBD2
  • No other notable changes


Seller Notes:
  • 64k original miles. 5spd
  • 100% stock
  • Elderly owned most of its life
  • Interior and leather in near new condition
  • Recent tune-up. Newer blower motor, new tires


  • Location: Lake Zurich, Illinois – (more photos below)
  • (ad is no longer available – sold or expired)


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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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