Those Preludes were very attractive coupés in an angular variation of the so-called "three-box" style. Besides having distinct, nearly flat body surfaces, these cars had plenty of glass area -- their greenhouses being a little less than 40 percent of their total body height.
The overall visual effect of these Preludes was that of lightness and grace, something lacking in prior and later generation Preludes.
Second and third generation Preludes have a very similar appearance, even though the third generation cars were slightly longer and details differed subtly. In the paired mages below, second generation Preludes are shown first, third generation cars below.