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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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