Soichiro Honda started producing motorcycles in 1948 and twenty years later he had become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. The production of cars began in 1962. Apart from a small pick-up truck he developed a twelve-cylinder Formula 1 racer; shortly afterwards he launched his first proper passenger car, the S500. The S800, which was a derivation, was produced from 1965 to 1970. Approximately 11,000 Honda S800s were produced.
A small, high-revving engine and a lightweight body; the origin of Honda as a motorcycle manufacturer is evident in everything about this S800 Coupé. The sporty Honda S800 with its 791 cc, four-cylinder, 70 hp engine, revving to 8,000 rpm could reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
This S800 Coupe is from 1968 with only 33.000 km. It had only one owner and is red. Original Dutch registration document is with the car. Original color was white. The car got a body-off restauration by the owner (Honda dealer) in round 1990. The car drove the last time in 1997.
We fitted new tyres, we did the brakes and the master brake cylinder and fitted new speedo and rpm cable, new sunvisior, new wipers and a glove box. After we changed the battery the spark plugs and cables, new gaskets for the engine, new float needles carburators, fitted a new fuel pump and cleaned the full tank, the engine runs again. A little love needed and some work left, this car is ready for the road.
Honda S800 Coupe
Straight 4 cylinder; water cooled, double overhead camshaft
791 cc (37.2 cu. in.)
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60 x 70 mm (2.36 x 2.76 in.)
9,2 : 1
70 hp at 8.000 rpm
6,7 kg-m (48.5 lb-ft) at 6.000 rpm
160 km/h (100 mph)
2.000 mm (78.7 in.)
3.335 x 1.400 x 1.215 mm (131.3 x 55.1 x 47.8 in.)
765 kg (1686.8 lbs)
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