Suzuki Powered? 1972 Honda Z600 4×4

Japan’s kei-class vehicles had several requirements in order to meet the standards and enjoy the tax advantages, one of which was a maximum height of two meters. This custom 1972 Honda Z600 4×4 may not meet that requirement anymore with the current lift kit but it’ll be much easier to find in a parking lot than all of the other yellow 1972 Honda Z600s that are jammed into most parking lots… Ok. The seller has it listed here on eBay in historic Richmond, Virginia and there’s a $17,500 buy-it-now price listed or you can make an offer.

I’m a wicked huge fan of Honda’s N600 sedan but I also like the Z600, which is a more sporty and seemingly more popular body style. The Z600 debuted in 1971 in the United States and they only lasted until the end of 1972 due to the introduction of the new Honda Civic. The Z600 name, at least in the US, related to the car’s engine size. That name doesn’t work with this custom as we’ll see in a minute.

The seller says that over $40,000 has been spent on this custom 4×4 build and it sure looks great. But unfortunately, that works out to $10,000 per photo. Yes, these are the only four photos. I know, I’m right there with ya, I don’t get it at all but we all know by now that it’ll never, ever change. They give a phone number so maybe they’ll send more photos if any serious buyers want to see more than just these four before dropping $17k on a 4×4 Honda Z600. I know that I would need to see more.

But as I said, what is shown looks fantastic, including this Suzuki 1.3L inline-four with a Weber carburetor and a hotter cam. This would be a fun vehicle to own but I like unusual vehicles. Have any of you 1) Owned a Honda Z600? 2) Built a 4×4 custom like this one?

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  1. Chris

    A buddy of mine put a Chevy 454 in one of these Honda’s back in the ‘80’s…

    Like 4
  2. Weasel

    I’m going to pre apologize for the following statement (if it even gets posted) as I know it’s probably classist and maybe racist but here goes:

    If that don’t bring out your inner redneck, nothing will.

    I want!

    Like 17
    • Angrymike

      Nothing rayssit about that statement, we rednecks don’t care what we’re called, and we embrace the redneck name !

      Like 12
  3. egads

    Looks like a lot of fun !!!

    Like 3
  4. Arby

    Reminds me of the old story about a monkey and a football…

    Like 6
  5. chrlsful

    like the OE due to the sz & hatch. The Z is even better as it’s sporty (had a chain drive to each rear wheel?) looking.
    This? I’d like to know what chassy they put it on. I all ways say “I want the smallest 4 WD I can get cuz of all the small narrow trails.” This 1 looks tippy but may B w/the drive train weight (low) it might not be…
    (C me tryin to convince myself…?)

  6. Ron

    Since it’s Suzuki powered I’m betting it has a Samauri chassis…

    Like 4
  7. Azplumber

    Us rednecks are not politically correct we don’t care what you call us I’m proud of my redneck over 40 years of working in the hot Arizona Sun and still going at it

    Like 4
  8. Marko

    A Honda re imagined by Tonka……..

    I love it.

    Like 5
    • '57 Chevy

      Sheesh! Tonka never built anything that Cheezy!!!!! What a waste of Time, Money & effort! Anyone who would give the 17 Grand asking price for this piecer Needs a GOOD Shrink!!!

      Like 1
  9. Mitch Grimes

    Damn straight. Red Neck I am!

    Like 1
  10. Ken Jennings

    Could you even have life insurance issued to you if the agent knew about this? Talk about dangerous, and I really do not see any insurance company giving you a policy on the car itself.

    Like 4
    • CJinSD

      “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.” – William Shakespeare

      Like 10
      • Ken Jennings

        We are not talking about being a coward , we speak of foolishness. If you are going to risk your life, do it for justifiable cause. Besides, you didn’t comment on the inability to insure this. Would you or not? My guess, not a chance, so good luck to whoever you run into (or over).

        Like 2
  11. CJinSD

    I saw this car at a truck show on the Virginia Beach boardwalk some months back. It looked well-executed to me, although I wasn’t looking at it with the level of scrutiny I might have had it been for sale.

  12. Ian C

    Looks like not much has changed since it left AZ 2 years ago.×4/

    I had no idea it had traveled cross country to within a couple hours from me. I would love to have it still, but not at the listed price. Does anyone know what it sold for last time?

  13. Howard A Member

    May as well get in on this silliness, SUZUKI POWERED? Good heavens, like 4 strikes agin it off the bat. I think it’s neat, just a poor choice of power, and like Ken sez, this thing will roll over faster than Fido begging for a treat. Very unstable, I’m sure, but for gits and shiggles, why not? It does look well done.
    Hey, “you know you are a redneck, when you don’t need to jack up your truck to change the oil”.

    Like 3
  14. Cushmoney

    As a true redneck you can call me anything but late to supper! A 600 in stock form would be wayyyyyy better probably command a higher price

    Like 1
  15. jokacz

    I had an N600 in 1971. Had to draft other cars on the New York State Thruway to get it up to the speed limit. Only had it a couple years, but it was pretty bullet proof. Precursor of future Honda reliability.

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