Classic Car Catalogue

Honda 1966

S 600 – discontinued  
S 800 – new model  
L 700 – discontinued in September  
L 800 – new model in September  
N 360 – new model in November  
T 360    
T 500    

Japan

S 800 jest modernizacją S 600.


Production of the S 600 dropped off in 1966 (as they were shifting to the S 800) with only 111 roadsters and 281 coupes giving a total of 11,284 convertibles and 1,800 coupes for the 3-year span.

Inclined twin-cam four-carburetter engine in light alloy at front. Final drive to rear wheels by rigid axle on coil springs with radius arms and Panhard rod. Coupé and convertible bodies with neat, clean lines. Space behind the front seats for children or luggage.

 

S 600 and S 800

wb: 2000 mm 4cyl. ohc
606 cm³
57 hp
4-cyl. ohc
791 cm³
70 hp
Coupé S 600 S 800
Cabrio S 600 S 800

 

The S 800 is available as either a coupe or roadster and continues the advanced technology of its predecessors. The 791 cc straight-4 engine produces 70 hp (52 kW) at 8000 rpm, thus making this Honda's first 100 mph (160 km/h) automobile. Early examples continued to use the chain drive and independent suspension in the rear. 752 roadsters and 242 coupés were then produced. After that Honda switched to a conventional drive-shaft, live axle rear end with four radius rods and a Panhard rod. 604 roadsters and 69 coupes were built with this setup before disc brakes replaced the front drums.


S 600 cabriolet


Honda S 600 Coupé


Honda S 800

 

N 360

wb: 2000 mm 2 cyl. ohc
354 cm³
31 hp
 
sedan N 360 – November
wagon LN 360 – November

 

 

L 700 and P 700
L 800 and L 800

wb: 2245 mm 4 cyl. ohc
687 cm³
52 hp
4 cyl. ohc
791 cm³
58 hp
kombi L 700 L 800
Pick-up P 700 P 800

 

12,763 L700 and 1328 P700 were built.
The L700 was replaced in September by the L800. Basically an L700 with a 58 hp 791 cc engine, the L800 was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1966. The engine came from the S800 roadster but uses a single side-draft carburettor. It is available in LA and LM trim levels like the L700.


Honda L 700

 

T 360 and T 500

wb: 2000 mm 4cyl.
356 cm³
30 hp
4cyl.
531 cm³
38 hp
truck T 360 T 500

 

 

RA 273 V12 cyl. 3000 cm³ – new model

 

Formula 1 entries:

Italian GP
  RA 273 # Ginther   fail.
USA GP
  RA 273 # Ginther   nc
  RA 273 # Bucknum   fail.
Mexico GP
  RA 273 #11 Ginther   4th
  RA 273 #12 Bucknum   8th