Hondina: S800

September 11, 2010


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It’s the Italian F1 Grand Prix weekend, so I headed over to my grandfather’s house to watch the qualifying. Hidden in his garage is a car that he’s had for a quite a while now.

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A little Honda S800. I don’t think there is any car that can make this look big or normal sized, parked behind it is a Toyota Yaris which is enourmous in comparison.

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My head sticks well over the top of the windscreen, I’m a bit oversized for this machine.

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Honda interiors were never known for their quality, only recently they have become quite nice. It has character though…

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…, the oversized switches are a bit funky.

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They have a solid, mechanical touch to them, probably because most of them are mechanical but it’s something you don’t feel nowadays.

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11,000!!! Well 8,500rpm redline is damn good for back them.

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So classic.

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What an engine. To have almost 100hp per litre back then is insane, many cars today cannot match that.

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ITBs.

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One Response to “Hondina: S800”

  1. Mark said

    Thank you for sharing your Granddad´s S800 with us. I really love these cars and they are pretty rare in Italy. Here in Germany they were sold in bigger numbers (maybe 1500 ??).
    I am running an international Registry on all Honda S-Cars and would like to add “yours” as well. We are counting about 1700 cars at the moment.

    Please answer to my email-adress: hondaklassiker@gmx.de

    Mark

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