1965 Honda S600

The Honda S500 of 1962 was only the second model ever made by the fledgling Japanese manufacturer. It was followed by the S600 and later the S800. The S600 was a blend of Italian styling, a conventional chassis, and motorcycle racing technology. Beginning with the S500, the engine had an alloy block and head, twin overhead camshafts, four small carburetors, and a roller bearing crankshaft. The engine was mated to a four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on all but the first gears. It had an enclosed chain drive to the rear wheels, finned drums at all four corners, and a torsion bar front suspension. The S500 was never exported and built in limited numbers.

The successor to the S500 was the S600, introduced in March of 1964. This became the first Japanese sports car exported to the world, including the North American and Australian market. This meant a left-hand drive configuration. Power was from a 606cc engine that offered 57 horsepower at 8,500 RPM. The redline was an astonishing 11,000 RPM. Bodystyles included a roadster and a fixed-head coupe, with the roadster outselling the coupe by a factor of ten to one. During its production lifespan, lasting from 1964 through 1966, a total of 11,284 roadsters and 1,800 coupes were produced. In March of 1965, a hatchback was introduced. Styling of the S600 was similar to the S500, albeit with a restyled front end.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019
1965 Honda S600 vehicle information

Convertible

By the late 1950's Honda had a proven record for manufacturing and racing fine motorcycles. It was only a natural progression that around 1958 Mr. Soichiro Honda put together a young engineering team to design and build a sporty automobile. Yoshio ....[continue reading]

1965 Honda S600 vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: AS2851008019

This 1965 Honda S600 SM is titled as a 1967, but that figure is believed to be the year of import. It has been given a professional restoration and is powered by a water-cooled 606cc aluminum inline four-cylinder engine with quad carburetors. There i....[continue reading]

Convertible
 
Convertible
Chassis #: AS2851008019 

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The Honda S600 was produced from 1964 through 1966. There were two bodystyles available, a two-door convertible and two-door coupe. This made it Hondas first car to be available in two versions and their first mass produced automobile. The design and appearance of the car was very similar to its predecessor, the S500. As the years progressed, there were only mild changes to the vehicle.....
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In 1969 the N600 sedan was introduced to the US market, while the sportier Z600 coupe soon followed in 1970. Barely tipping the scales at 1,300 pounds, these small cars are barely 10 feet in length. A compact little hatchback riding in 78.7-inch wheelbase, the Honda 600, or Z was the first car to be sold mass market by Honda. A two-door kei (Japanese small vehicles) carcity vehicle, the 600 was....
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1965 Honda Models

Concepts by Honda

Honda Monthly Sales Volume

August 2019
158,804
July 2019
128,537
June 2019
123,753
May 2019
131,985
April 2019
114,088
March 2019
134,101
February 2019
102,926
January 2019
96,375
December 2018
138,341
November 2018
106,481
October 2018
108,558
September 2018
119,157
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