Classic Car Catalogue

Honda 1971

N 360 / N 600  
Z 360 / Z 600    
N 1300    
Vamos    
Life – new model  

Japan

 

N360 and N600

wb: 2000 mm 2 cyl.
356 cm³
31 PS (SAE)
2 cyl.
598,7 cm³
42 PS (SAE)
Sedan 2-dr N360 N600

 

 

N 360 III

           
           
kombi   – discontinued      

 

 

Z / 600 Coupé

wb: 2000 mm 2 cyl.
354 cm³
31 PS (SAE)
2 cyl.
598 cm³
36 PS (SAE)
2 cyl.
356 cm³
31 PS (SAE)
2 cyl.
356 cm³
36 PS (SAE)
Coupé 2-dr Z 360 Z 600 Z 360 Z 360

 

In December the Z 360 received a facelift and a water-cooled engine, it too producing 36 hp at 9000 rpm. Only a month later, the 31 hp engine used in the lower spec variants (Standard, Deluxe, Automatic, Custom) also became water-cooled.


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1300

wb: 225 cm 4 cyl.
1298 cm³
95 hp (SAE)
4 cyl.
1298 cm³
110 hp (SAE)
sedan 77 99
coupe 7 9

  

 

Life

wb: 2080 mm 2 cyl. sohc
356 cm³
30 hp
     
Sedan 2-dr        
Sedan 4-dr        
Van        
Wagon        

 

In June the Life emerged as the successor to the Honda N III 360. It is fitted with a series of newly designed two-cylinder 356 cc SOHC, liquid-cooled four-stroke engines equipped with a balancer shaft. For strictly urban use, a lower-revving engine with a lower compression (8.0:1, as opposed to 8.8:1 for the higher powered version) is installed in the "Life Town". For this version, which is a no-cost option across the range, the engine output is dropped to a 21 PS at 6,500 rpm - as opposed to 8,000 rpm for the high-compression unit. It also has a three-speed transmission, meaning that top speed is limited to 90 km/h.
In July an all-new, three-speed, fully automatic transmission was made available.
In September a three-door commercial-use "Van" was added, with unique bodywork from the B-pillars back. Slightly taller than its sedan counterparts, like them the Life Van is also available with the full automatic transmission.
In October a private-use version of the Life Van (called "Wagon", chassis code WA) was added, priced midway between the two- and four-door sedans. This could also be equipped with the three-speed automatic. The Van can be told from a wagon by its tattletale luggage rails visible through the rear windows.

 

Vamos

wb: 1780 mm 2 cyl.
354 cm³
31 PS (SAE)