A terrific, turnkey example of the adorable 600cc air-cooled, two-cylinder microcar experiment that presaged Honda’s worldwide automotive accomplishments. This is a very original car in excellent condition. Appears to have had one repaint in the original creamy yellow hue. Aftermarket roof rack (from a VW) and five refinished OEM mag wheels look fantastic. Nardi wooden steering wheel and optional center console with wooden shift knob are perfect period upgrades. Meticulous prior owner scoured the world for spare parts, replacing anything tired looking (like faded tail light lenses) with fresh NOS stuff when possible. Everything is there…from the owner’s manual to the factory tool roll.
MECHANICAL: Fully sorted. I just drove this car from Vancouver to San Francisco with no issues. Buzzing along at 70mph yields up to 40mpg and infinite ‘thumbs up.’ Gas gauge does not work. Otherwise all systems go, assuming you run about 1/3 bottle of a lead fuel additive like 104+ with every 6 gallon fuel fill up.
BODY: There are some rust blisters starting to show under the paint at the bottom of the driver’s side fender. A bent NOS fender is included with the car. Also, the paint on the gas door needs attention. An NOS gas door is included with the car. Gas door release cable is not currently functional.