The first four-wheeled Honda seen in Great Britain was a roadster very much in line with the small sports cars made famous in the UK by the likes of MG and Triumph. Never officially imported to the United States, the S800 was nonetheless the first Honda seen here that was not a motorcycle.
Honda celebrates the 50th anniversary of the S800’s debut outside Japan with the restoration of a red 1967 model that is to be ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2017. The refurbishing project, which Honda says will be done with respect for the roadster’s age and patina, is now under way at Le Riche Automobile Restorers in Jersey. When completed, the car will be added to Honda’s heritage press fleet for display at British events. Continue reading