Louvers Included: 1987 Honda Accord LXi – Sold?

Feb 2022 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

March 4, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The Honda Accord may not be the first choice for an enthusiast-friendly vehicle, but there’s no denying its impact across the automotive landscape. While prices haven’t risen significantly, there is a growing appreciation for them, which is why this clean 1987 Honda Accord LX-i hatchback originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist in Lilburn, Georgia will likely find a new home before too long. The seller is asking $6,500, and when comparing this price against the NADA Price Guide, it indicates the seller has priced his clean Accord over the “High” retail price of $3,125  – but that’s to be expected for a car like this that is just starting to be recognized as an emerging classic.

This era of the Accord was the generation that seemingly broke the U.S. market wide open for Honda. It entered the mainstream as the logical choice for a family-friendly model that would prove unflappable in its duties. In retrospect, the body styling made it surprisingly fresh for the time in which it was made, what with the cool pop-up headlights that seemed to grace most Japanese models from this period, from sports coupes to family sedans. My mother purchased an LX-i sedan new and it ended up becoming my first car – I was never sure what I liked more, the freedom or the manual override switch for the headlights! My car suffered from one of the very few issues this “golden era” Honda could develop, which was a slipping automatic transmission – not a problem for this car as it’s equipped with the preferred manual gearbox.

The MotorWeek Retro Review Channel features this 1986 Honda Accord LXi four-door road test:

While finding any Accord from this era in good shape is a challenge, a hatchback in the top-tier LX-i trim with three pedals is definitely rare to find these days. One of the coolest features this Accord has is a set of the original accessory rear window louvers that Honda sold when the car was new; I feel reasonably confident stating that this is likely the only set left in existence. The seller claims it runs and drives well but doesn’t detail any recent maintenance, and you’d like to find out all the belts had been done and the water pump replaced. Of course, the best news is that it is rust-free and has a manual gearbox, and comes with its LX-i-specific trim still working as intended, from the power windows and locks to the original air conditioning system that still runs on freon. You may not ever see your money back on this car, but it’s still super appealing as a survivor from some of the best years of Honda products in the U.S.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1987 Honda Accord LXi hatchback manual transmission, very clean and in good condition. 219k miles, all original, white with brown velour interior. Runs and drives well, all accessories working: factory head unit and tape deck, pop-up headlights, power doors, and windows. AC works but has a leak and Freon will eventually escape, PGM-FI warning light comes on after driving a couple of miles. Clean title.

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