When I first spotted this Honda Coupe, I honestly thought it was a British car! Obviously, once I saw the front end I knew exactly what it was, but you just don’t see these cars often. This example has been in a barn since the ’80s. The current seller bought it a few years back with plans for it, but hasn’t ever gotten around to it. They’ve decided to list it here on eBay in Staunton, Virginia where bidding has already reached $5k!
These little cars really are fascinating pieces of engineering. The rear end is a marvel, with a roller chain design allowing for independent wheel travel. While it works well, it’s known to be complicated and delicate. Personally, I love the design and would enjoy experiencing one of these nimble sports cars. The engine is a tiny 606 cc four cylinder with about 57 hp. That’s not much, but the car only weighs 1,500, so you really don’t need much to have fun!
The British similarities continue to the interior! This one needs some work, but it looks complete. I don’t know much about parts support for these cars, so having everything intact could be a huge plus! So do any of you have experience restoring one of the Hondas?
I really like the looks of this car and I think it would be a blast! I’ve seen some crazy custom S600s, but this one looks complete and solid enough to justify restoring it. Of course, it would be pretty fun to drop a modern 4 cylinder motorcycle engine in it, maybe a Hayabusa? So what route would you go with this Honda?