1967 Honda S800 Is The S2000’s Grandfather, Revs To 10,000 RPM

It’s time to check those finances again, because another exciting car is coming up for sale. It’s a 1967 Honda S800 Coupe and promises to go easy on your wallet.

Advertised by SilverstoneAuctions for their Heythrop Classic Car Sale on May 11 in Chipping Norton, UK, it’s expected to sell for £15,000-£20,000 ($19,519-$26,025/€17,336-€23,115). That’s new Ford Fiesta money in Britain, yet it could get you this great, tiny sports car instead.

Also Watch: 160HP Honda S600 Hot Rod Impresses Jay Leno

The successor of the S500 and S600, and the forefather of the widely popular S2000, the S800 was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965. Power came from a 0.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which could be revved up to 10,000 rpm. The 70 horsepower available on tap allowed it to reach a top speed of almost 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).

This example came to life two years after the first S800 was introduced and was subjected to a full body-off restoration. The work was completed between 2014 and 2017 and saw the engine being overhauled two years ago by the S800 Club Chairman, who is a former Rolls-Royce engineer.

As a result, the car is in very good overall condition, with the red paintwork and chrome trim shining. The black interior is clean and so is the engine bay. The only drawback is that this is a right-hand drive model, but this is something its future owner will have to live with, as given the rarity of these cars, nobody knows when another one will be in search of a new home again.

more photos...
  • Bash

    That’s heritage right there!

  • db

    Doesn’t that look like a blast to drive? Driving a two seating sportscar would be so much fun without all the electronics and safety/nanny sensors/warnings distracting you from the pleasure of rev – shift – repeat.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    The only drawback is that this is a right-hand drive model, but this is something its future owner will have to live with…
    I’m sorry, what?

    • Trocadero

      The writer of this article has clearly either am idiot or has never been to Great Britain, where the car is for sale. We drive on the left and most cars are right hand drive. Not a problem for us!!

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        I’ll go for the second one.

  • IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BREAK IF YOU SIT IN IT TOO HARD. SNAP THAT SHIFTER RIGHT OFF.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It won’t. It’s Japanese (built).

  • pxsupply

    Way cool!

Hyundai’s Pickup Could Get A Ranger Raptor-Rivaling Variant

A Hyundai pickup with the i30 N’s 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and close to 300 HP could be very fun indeed.

This Chevy Camaro Has Turned To The Dark Side, Sith Lords Don’t Approve

Underneath this badly executed body kit, which comes bundled with all sorts of unusual add-ons, lies a sixth-gen Camaro.

V8-Powered Ford Fusion With 450 HP And RWD Is The Closest Thing To A Mustang Sedan

Not content with the stock 325 HP twin-turbo V6, the owner of this saloon fitted a tuned Coyote engine and a 2007 ‘Stang GT500 transmission.

Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda Crash Investigated By Californian Authorities

The California Highway Patrol may recommend modified cars like Hart’s are fitted with five-point safety harnesses.

2020 Genesis G90 Vs. 2019 Mercedes S-Class: Underdog Takes On Top Dog

The 2020 G90 is fantastic value for money, but is it good enough to take on the luxury segment’s benchmark?.

Here’s a Close Look At The ID.3, Volkswagen’s Most Important New Car In Many Decades

The all-new compact electric hatchback is available in three different battery and electric motor configurations.

Mercedes SL 73 AMG: Rarer Than A Pagani Zonda And The Coolest R129 Of Them All

If you like 1990s AMGs, this SL 73 is the pick of the decade, packing a healthy 525 HP and being made in no more than 50 examples .

What Is BMW Testing With This M8 Prototype At The Nurburgring?

One possibility is that it’s an even more hardcore variant of the Competition, and another that the rear wing is going to be offered as an M Performance part.

Bugatti CEO Reveals More Track-Focused Chiron Variants Are Coming

Now that it has made a point about its hypercar’s top speed with the 300+, Bugatti will turn its attention to other aspects like power-to-weight ratio and ultimate handling.

Check Out This Frosted Glass Blue Audi R8 Coupe With A Dual-Tone Interior

Adding an Audi Exclusive color to your R8 V10 Coupe will cost you nearly $4k in the States for a matte finish – otherwise, you’re looking at close to $7k.