S500 – The first Honda passenger automobile is being exhibited in Motegi

The second production automobile  from Honda, a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment.

The S500 released in 1963, following the T360 truck into production by four months. It used a high-tech engine developed from Honda’s motorcycle expertise, used a four-speed manual transmission with chain drive at the rear wheels. Weighing just 680 kg, S500 could hit 80 mph 125-130 km/h.

Honda S500, display at Honda Collection Hall in Motegi.

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