Best Honda of all time
There are a number of Honda models that have come and gone over the years, especially depending on what part of the world your look at at. From the classic 1980 Honda Accord to the current day new Honda Civic, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Honda model that wasn’t a favorite by at least most.
However, taking a page from our social media friends’ playbooks, we decided to take a look at some of the original favorites, and in our opinion, the best Honda of all time, or at least one of them: The 1963 Honda S500.
The Best Honda of all time, the 1963 Honda S500, was released in 1963 and was the first production car manufactured and sold by Honda. The S500 used a high-tech engine and was a dual overhead cam straight-4 with four carburettors, but only produced 44 hp. The S500 weighed only 680 kg, but could hit an impressive 129 km/hour.
The S500 was sporty, fun, small and overall just a really cool car. It used a 4-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel independent suspension. The S500 was a convertible and available with an optional fiberglass hardtop. There were 1,363 S500s manufactured from October 1963 to September 1964.
Some mark the S500 as the original sports car, because it looked super cool and went pretty fast for a vehicle its size. The S500 was a one-of-a-kind vehicle for its time and was coveted by many. The vehicles only sat two people, but were also known for influencing the design of another legendary Honda, the S600 coupe; but that’s a story for another Flashback Friday.
What are some of your favorite Honda models of all time? Are you nostalgic for the older Honda models, or are you a fan of the new-age Honda models that are littered with advanced technology and soft-touch features? We’d love to hear your thoughts in our comments!