The second generation model was introduced October 24, 1990, and continued to offer both a sedan and coupé. The Rover 800 was not updated to the new platform, and instead continued with the old XX platform. In Japan, this Legend was also known as the "Super Legend" due to the much larger 3.2 C32A engine, which was now the only engine offered in the Legend. The Type I engine was rated at 215 PS (158.1 kW; 212.1 bhp), and the Type II was rated at 235 PS (172.8 kW; 231.8 bhp) and included with the touring system. This Legend benefited from much of the research and testing done for Honda's new mid-engined high performance sports car, the Honda NSX,and the Legend was used as a test platform for new NSX technologies and research. Honda introduced a passenger side airbag on this model, and used off-set collision testing to improve collision performance and safety.
I have owned my Legend for over three years. I bought it cheap with extensive service history but it needed a lot of work done. First owner looked well after car, as records show, it was regularly serviced at Honda dealer until 2001 after that service history become little bit more chaotic but there are records of minor repairs, parts being replaced etc. Unfortunately after three months of owning it I had to replace radiator which was leaking badly, thermostat and power steering connecting pipes. There were other bits along the way more and less costly with few things left to sort out but I just did not want to let her go. There are not many left on UK roads ( I have seen three in past three years ) and I really love this 90` big coupe style with few nice gadgets and really smooth engine. It is very thirsty car bit full hands in town but excellent motorway cruiser, very comfortable with lot of room inside and cavernous boot space. I recently fitted "17 Alutec alloys with set of new tyres but I still have original wheels. Interior is almost perfect, there are two small crack on dashboard but leather and carpets are in great condition. Getting parts is tricky...very tricky as there are almost none and original Honda parts are rather expensive. I managed to find some parts on ebay but you are not going to find much in there unless you check on American ebay which has relatively bigger choice of second hand or new aftermarket parts.