1964 Honda S500


The S500 was Honda’s first production car, making its debut in 1963. Weighing in at just 1,500 pounds, it was in production for just two years, making this very rare vehicle special to the museum.

The S500 has a 9,500 rpm redline with peak power of 44 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. It has a 4-speed manual transmission with chain drive at the rear wheels and independent rear suspension.

Although there aren’t many S cars here in the US, especially in left-hand drive form, they are much sought after in racing because of their success against other small vintage racing cars.