There can't be too many car model ranges available in Britain sourced from three different countries, but that is the case with the Honda Accord. Until 1991, all versions were made in Japan but, beginning in 1991, new estate and coupe variants were imported from Honda's huge American factory. Saloon production began at Honda's UK plant in Swindon in 1993.
The Accord has enjoyed considerable success in its three most recent versions dating from 1989. The first of these was conservative in appearance and often bought by older buyers. There are still many of these cars about and the majority have been well cared-for, mostly by private rather than company owners.
The successor, released late in 1993 and revised in 1996, featured more adventurously styled US-made Coupe and Aerodeck estate models and a saloon which, thanks to Honda's new Swindon assembly plant, could proudly boast a built-in-Britain heritage. An all-new Accord was introduced in 1998.