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    Standard Silhouette HONDA - S800 COUPÉ - 1967

A small, high-revving engine and a lightweight body; the origin of Honda as a motorcycle manufacturer is evident in everything about this S800 Coupé. The sporty Honda S800 coupé with its 791 cc, four-cylinder, 70 hp engine, revving to 8,000 rpm could reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

Soichiro Honda started producing motorcycles in 1948 and twenty years later he had become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. The production of cars began in 1962. Apart from a small pick-up truck he developed a twelve-cylinder Formula 1 racer; shortly afterwards he launched his first proper passenger car, the S500. The S800, which was a derivation, was produced from 1965 to 1970. Approximately 11,000 Honda S800s were produced.