We already have the CTR, and my wife got her license a couple of weeks ago, so i wanted another cheap car to run around in when we both need cars. Been thinking about a Legend for years, and studying a bit about them the last couple of months. Last few weeks i have been looking and watching for new Legends being put for sale, but they are quite rare in Norway, at least the second generation that i want (Love the looks of it). Yesterday a pretty nice one was put for sale. Well, nice compared to the rest if found in my price range at least...
Honda Legend, 1991, 3,2L 205 bhp, done 200000 km, automatic transmition. Almost no rust, just a few small spots inside the wheelarches. Jumped on a plane this morning to go have a look and took it for a testdrive.
Some faults i found during the drive where a few bulbs not working, electric seat regulator button on passenger seat not working, rear right side window don't work, stereo is crap, only one speaker working. Not to bad, can all be fixed pretty easily.
On the drive home after buying the car i found some more serious faults though. After stopping for a bathroom break i tried unlocking the car using the remote lock and no reaction. After a couple of minutes trying it suddenly decided reacting. Not happened after that but think i need to have a look at the electrics. Key wont work in any door... Seems like all lock cylinders are ceased up. Some times when trying to start the car it won't turn over. Bad connection in wires under dashboard. Dashboard lights flickering when main light switch in off setting.
On the positive side it has almost no rust, engine seems to work flawlessly with the exception of a broke sensor, but i knew about that one and its not vital. My biggest worry is mechanical breakdown, the electrics i can fix pretty easy.
The project part of this is restoring the cars mechanics, installing a proper stereo and satnav, updating the cars interior. Interior i want to restore the seats and get them done in leather. Re-do roof cover, dashboard, doorcards, etc in either leather or alcantara or something like that. Strip the exterior paint, rust protection, re-paint.
Will be quite a big and expensive project if i manage to get it all done, and the time scheduel will be measured in years
First up is getting the car in good running order mechanically and electrically. Then get the rust fixed temporarily until the car gets a total repaint. After that its interior and stereo, and lastly all exterior cosmetic work. Just hope my interest in the car keeps up
Car was lovely to drive home today, did almost 500 km with it.
And some pictures: