1967 HONDA S800
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DUXFORD | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 24
Year : 1967
Engine Size : 800cc
Transmission : Manual
Colour : Red
Interior : Black
Registration No. : OKK646F
Chassis No. : AS800C1003184
Engine No. : AS800E-1005815
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


This stunning righthand drive example of Honda's famous 'rev-for-ever' little sports car was treated to a full body-off restoration between 2014 and this year, during which the powerplant was fully overhauled by the S800 Owners' Club Chairman - a former Rolls-Royce engineer. The pocket rocket is finished in Red and trimmed in Black and the vendor believes it to be the best of the breed in this country, with 'excellent' bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and gearbox. What's not to like? By the time of Honda's first car, the S600 Roadster launched in 1964, the company was already the world's largest producer of motorcycles and renowned for its race-winning engines. Within a year the range was swelled by a Fastback Coupe, and by the 1965 Tokyo Motorshow the S600 models had been supplanted by the more powerful 791 cc S800s, some 1,548 of which were ultimately imported to the UK between 1967 and 1970.