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Honda S600 Roadster 1966

Honda S600 Roadster 1966

Honda Motor Co. is one of the greatest success stories of the post war motor industry. Soichiro Honda began making piston rings for the aircraft industry in the late 1930s. The flourishing factory was completely destroyed by bombing during WWII.

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Honda S800- 1968

Honda S800- 1968

Honda Motor Co. traces its automobile roots back to 1959. The s800 was introduced to the world at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, and would replace the successful s600. 

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Honda Vamos - 1972

Honda Vamos - 1972

During the 1970s light, rugged utility cars were very popular with the public in Europe. Vehicles in this category included the Volkswagen Thing, the Citroën Méhari, the Mini Moke, and this model, the Honda Vamos.
Honda Z600 - 1971

Honda Z600 - 1971

Honda was becoming increasingly well-known in the USA for its line of fun and reliable motorcycles in the 1950s. The N600 was the first sedan Honda sold in the United States in 1967. The same car with a smaller 360cc engine satisfied Japan’s Kei (light automobile) class, and was popular there.
Hotchkiss-Gregoire- 1951

Hotchkiss-Gregoire- 1951

Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, an American, was asked by Napoleon II to establish an arms factory in France in 1867. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • S.A. des Anciens Établissements Hotchkiss et Cie
IFA F9 Convertible- 1956

IFA F9 Convertible- 1956

IFA is not a brand name of a particular automobile, but rather the state-owned company to which all the automobile factories belonged (such as Audi, DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Phanomen). The f9 was jointly produced by Horsch (who produced the bodywork) and Audi (who assembled the vehicle) and was based on a pre-war DKW design. This rare convertible IFA is a very close copy of the DKW Auto Union 1000. 

  • Country of Origin: East Germany
  • Industrie-Vereinigung Volkseigener Fahrzeugwerke
Innocenti Mini-1969

Innocenti Mini-1969

Ferdinand Innocenti’s company started in 1931 as a major steel tubing manufacturer. His patented “Innocenti pipe” is still used in scaffolding today. Before the war, the company also developed heavy press machinery. After World War II, Innocenti was mainly known for their Lambretta scooters until they began production of a license-built Austin A40 in 1960.

Iota 350 sports-1951

Iota 350 sports-1951

Iota was an off-shoot of the Bristol Aircraft Motor Club and offered a range of parts, up to a complete car, to encourage the growth of 500cc single-seater racing, which later became Formula 3.

Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 - 1983

Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 - 1983

The Jaguar XJ Series began production in 1968 as a large luxurious sedan. The original XJ was available with the famous 4.2 liter XKE engine. Production continued until 1992, with updating about every 10 years.

Jaguar XKE-1970

Jaguar XKE-1970

Based mechanically and aerodynamically on the racing D-Type, the E-type was originally conceived as a race car, but with the changes in Jaguar’s attitudes on racing during development, it became a street car.

Jarret La Voiture Electronique-1969

Jarret La Voiture Electronique-1969

This car was designed to transport two people around a large company.  The Jarret was shown at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, and received a lot of interest.  It has a top speed of 18 mph.

Jawa 600- 1939

Jawa 600- 1939

After the first World War, Czech arms manufacturer Franisek Janecek made a business decision to produce motorcycles. He designed the bodies and used Wanderer engines. 

  • Country of Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Zbrojovka Ing. F. Janecek
King Midget Roadster- 1963

King Midget Roadster- 1963

This tiny microcar, designed and built by airplane pilots Claude Cry and Cale Orcutt, was one of the most successful microcars.

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Midget Motors Manufacturing
L'Eclair- 1930

L'Eclair- 1930

Built by Jean Legeay of Gennes, France, the L’Éclair is a home-built propeller-driven car.

Lamar-1948

Lamar-1948

The Larmar holds the claim to be the world's narrowest car.  At 2 ft., 4 in. wide, it was designed to pass through a standard gate that was 2 ft., 6 in. wide.  That's pretty close, as it only leaves 1 in. clearance on either side.

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