Dido posted a comment under a post I wrote about the Mitsubishi Galant Sigma that he owns one. So I followed the links and found his Facebook page which is scattered with images of his pride and joy:
Naturally it is an import, but it is actually no one else than the Japanese Ambassador who brought it to Bulgaria! But the previous owners thought it was junk and did no maintenance on it and left it for four years in a field. That’s when Dido bought the car.
In yesterdays post I touched the subject Bassie en Adriaan already a bit and while searching through all intros to find the correct Prelude (in which I failed) I stumbled upon this alternative movie trailer for the Bassie en Adriaan en de verdwenen kroon (Bassie and Adriaan and the disappeared crown) which is brilliantly done!
No it is not a Toyota Crown that disappears, but actually a genuine crown.
In this trailer you will see the bad guys drive a Lancia Thema, the Dutch police pull a Volvo 340 sideways (yes, they really drove them in the 80s!) and see Adriaan do a batman like U-turn in the Honda Prelude!
Back then I doubted if the car would actually be the genuine car since the intro movies featured a different Prelude. Yesterday I received the ANWB Magazine (Dutch JAF equivalent) and it featured an article on movie cars including the Bassie en Adriaan Prelude. I now have clarity on the subject: it is genuine!
Yesterday was a very fortunate day for me: I walked through my old neighborhood and spotted a Honda Prelude, a special Nissan Vanette, Honda S2000 and a Skyline ER33 GT-S only within ten minutes time! Obviously I did take pictures of all of them, so here is the first generation Prelude:
The funny thing is that around when I moved houses this Prelude appeared in the parkinglot four houses away from me. Apparently the owner still lives there.