Since 1976, eight generations of Honda Accord have succeeded each other.
Between 1985 and 1989, the third generation of the Accord was marketed in Japan and Europe in 1985 and in the rest of the world in 1986. This model has an attractive design, looking similar to the second generation. The differences are in the front retractable headlights (like a Toyota Sprinter Trueno), original for a sedan, but also specific tail lights. A version with fixed headlights appeared in 1987 for the European and Japanese markets.
This Accord is the first Honda to use a dual-wishbone suspension system at the front and rear – a technology subsequently used on the 1988 Civic and Prelude and the 1990 Integra – although more expensive than the MacPherson system, this device provides better stability and handling of the vehicle. Standard Accord is equipped with anti-roll bar. Dual-piston front and rear disc brakes (Japanese Si model) or single-piston front and rear disc brakes or single-piston front disc brakes and rear drum brakes are available as options. ABS is available as an option on models equipped with disc brakes, but not for the North American market.
The tuning is available with different engines:
- In Japan: A18A, A20A, B18A, B20A and A20A3 (from the United States).
- In Europe: A16A1, A20A1, A20A2, A20A3, A20A4 and B20A2, B20A8.
- In the United States and Canada: A20A1, and A20A3, BS / BS1, BT / BT1.
The cockpit is available in several finishes from a Spartan level to a luxury level. In Japan the Accord is sold with options: leather interior, heated seats, heated exterior mirrors, digital dashboard and air conditioning.
The “Aerodeck” version, a 3-door body similar to a hunting wagon for the Japanese and European market, has “Recaro” seats. In order to maintain Honda’s image as a cheap builder, these options are not available for export.
In 1988, the sale of the coupe resulted in a restyling of the sedan: bumper, front (lights, grille, hood), taillights. Other changes are made as:
- installing larger anti-roll bars to improve handling;
- the power of the injection engine is increased to 120 hp .
The ad that caught our attention is this very rare Honda Accord Aerodeck manual gearbox released on November 11, 1988. Rare for its small production only in Europe and Japan but also because it is a first hand !
With 183,800 km, this Honda accord aerodeck 2.0 exi of 122hp is light gray metal with a gray velvet interior.
Equipped with a series of Recaro seats, power steering, power windows, electric mirrors and an electric sunroof, all in perfect working order!
The bodywork and the interior are original and in very good condition.
The car is sold with a full Honda service book
and a valid technical inspection.
More often with more miles or in poor condition, without history, this model has a lot of potential as one of the last series of hunting breaks, to see absolutely!
Its price: 4,500 €