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1994 acura legend ls

condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 137000
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe

Hello Craigslist,

I am testing waters and looking to sell my well maintained 1994 Acura Legend Coupe LS, with the extremely rare and sought after 6 speed manual (only a few thousand made and not many remain in this condition). This 2 owner Legend shines in Cashmere Silver Metallic, tan leather and walnut interior, and has just under 137,000 miles and a clean CA title. It also has a 3.2L V6 producing 230 hp (30hp more than base trims).

Recently put over $4,000 into maintenance -- Brand new clutch, timing belt & water pump, fluids, and more (details below). For SERIOUS interested buyers, I have about 200 photos available as well as a startup/walkaround video available.

History: I bought the coupe in Summer 2018 at 133k miles from the original owner. He was a dentist who bought it at Marin Acura and used it to commute from the North Bay to San Francisco for work. It does have a few minor bumper scuffs and rock chips, but being a Bay Area car since new means no rust issues. This car was considered Acura's top of the line flagship model (aside from the NSX) and retailed for $41k in 1994, or over $70k in today's money. Do a YouTube search for Doug Demuro's recent video on the Legend and you'll see why this car was so cool 25 years ago, and still is a great flagship highway or around town cruiser. Acura definitely does not make them like this anymore.

Some rare-by-90s-standards features of the fully loaded LS Coupe model include:
-heated mirrors, heated seats, power tilt/telescope steering wheel, power sunroof, power retractable antenna
-electric soft-close doors and seat belt presenters - my favorite features that were practically unheard of 25 years ago
-steering wheel audio and cruise control buttons (which you can see mechanically control the knob)
-Bose sound system (still works and sounds great), and a 6 disc CD changer in trunk
-sportier suspension, bigger brakes and rims than lower trims
-rear windows that roll down

After purchasing the car and going through the previous owner's $20k in maintenance records (majority of it being done at Marin Acura), I felt it needed some preventative/routine mechanical maintenance and cosmetic upkeep. Over $4,000 was spent on the following since July:
-new clutch, pilot bearing, resurfaced flywheel ($1600)
-new timing belt and water pump, tensioner, AC and power steering belts, thermostat gaskets ($1400)
-new valve cover gasket, cam plugs, platinum spark plugs, PCV valve, CV boot clamp ($600)
-oil & filter change; new transmission fluid, Honda brake fluid, Honda power steering fluid, differential fluid, Honda Genuine blue coolant, fuel filter ($450)
-EGR system vacuum tested (no issues found, and this one has very low emissions which is also a good sign because a clogged EGR commonly causes a failed smog test)
-used Griot's products to wash and wax regularly, leather cleaned and conditioned
-20% Solar Gard tints all around
-high quality LED headlights and interior lights (so much better than the candlelight brightness stock halogens)
-touchup paint on boo-boos from previous owner
-eBay special trunk lip spoiler for subtle sportiness, painted to match
-1/5/2019 passed smog with flying colors

As far as problems and cosmetic issues go, this car isn't perfect, but looks pretty good from 5-10 feet away:
-The front seats show some wear, but they are intact and not torn. Rear seats are much better. I've applied conditioner monthly.
-Original carpet floor mats are a little dirty after several vacuuming sessions and could be cleaned with some shampoo, but the actual carpet underneath is almost flawless.
-bumpers and side sills have some weird scuffs which I *unprofessionally* repainted myself (but looks better than before)
-minor scratches and dings, but the roof is nearly perfect
-muffler tips and front bumper lip are a little rough (previous owner's driveway was steep, so it scraped daily for 24 years)
-rims have some curbing, one isn't too bad
-Gear shift knob is worn around the top chrome plate cover, but that's me being nitpicky

With a little TLC, this car will run for many years to come! There's a knowledgable and helpful Legend following, and one owner even has over 560k miles on his with the original engine, transmission, and clutch! I will definitely miss the smoothness and spaceship-like sound this car has, but I've had my fun maintaining and going on road trips with it (gets about 27 mpg going 80 mph, so I'm sure 30 is attainable). This Legend entered the Japanese Classic Car Show in September and Radwood LA @ Petersen Museum in December, and received a fair amount of admiration since they are so rare to see nowadays in decent condition.

To interested buyers, please email with questions or if you're serious, to set up an appointment - please provide a phone number. Car can be shown in the East Bay (generally Oakland/Berkeley weekdays, or Fremont weekends). I am offering this future collectible for $9,000 or best offer, considering the amount of work, time, and care that has been put into it. To test drive, must show proof of funds available and proof of insurance/liability, and absolutely must know how to drive a manual! To root out joyriders I will have you sign a liability/indemnity form.

For those who say I am asking "too much" without even looking at maintenance history and upkeep, I am open to REASONABLE offers, but please don't make an offer without seeing it in person. No, I will not take $6k, but I'm sure you can find a more common but decent automatic for that. When's the last time you saw a manual coupe like this? Keep in mind that one on Bring a Trailer sold for $10k recently, plus buyer's fees and shipping.

Thanks for your interest.

Here's a nice read from Clarion Builds explaining why the Legend is a future collectible: http://www.clarionbuilds.com/blogupload/2016/4/25/craving-for-a-true-legend-acura-legend-that-is
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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