Up until 1969, Honda was primarily known for motorcycles in the United States, with the slogan "You meet the nicest people on a Honda". The N600 was the first Honda officially exported to the US in 1969 as a 1970 model. As my mother in law recalls, they were often referred to simply as "Honda Cars"- then sold through the motorcycle dealer network. This car was part of a Heritage Collection owned by one of the large Minnesota based dealerships. I took ownership in 2019 along with a 1991 NSX- the other bookend of my Honda collection. This is as tiny as it looks- and for sure okay to drive wearing a foam clown nose. The most common reaction I get when people see it is to ask about my Mini (Cooper)- until they see the Honda badge... followed by a perplexed expression, and then a fun conversation.
- 36 HP
- Air Cooled Two Cylinder 598cc Engine
- Curb Weight 1,119 lb (that's less than a 3rd of your car)
- Top Speed of 81 MPH
- 0-60 Time: Yes, eventually- better if on downhill slope
There's not a whole lot of information on these cars- and I think most still in existence live in California. Here's a good article about the guy who keeps them running: