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Hobbycar Passport-1992

Hobbycar Passport-1992

Hobbycar was the dream of Francois Wardevoir, a French designer of off-road and sport utility vehicles. With his well-funded partner, Serge Desmarais, they built a state-of-the-art high-tech factory in Thenay, France, approximately 200km south of Paris.

Hoffmann-1951

Hoffmann-1951

Michael Hoffmann, a shop foreman from Munich who designed and built this extraordinary vehicle of mostly hardware store and junkyard parts between 1949 and 1951. The tiny engine, slow speed, and only three wheels meant the "car" was considered a motorbike, and thus was tax-free and no license was required to operate it.

Honda Beat-1991

Honda Beat-1991

The Honda Beat was built for the Japanese Domestic Market, aka JDM. This mid-engine, two-seat convertible Kei-class car was produced from May 1991 to February 1996, with nearly two-thirds of the production occurring in the first year.

Honda CA77E Dream- 1965

Honda CA77E Dream- 1965

In 1949, Honda released the first “Dream D-Type” motorized bicycle, made of pressed steel—because quality steel pipe was difficult to find. It was painted maroon, which was a stylistic departure from the commonly-seen black paint of other motorcycles on the road, and became an immediate hit with the Japanese public.

Honda CB 450-1965

Honda CB 450-1965

This Honda CB 450 “Black Bomber” is widely considered one of the most important motorcycles ever to come out of Japan. The first of the “big Hondas”, the CB450 was the world’s first production dual-overhead cam bike.

Honda CB50R- 2004

Honda CB50R- 2004

In 1962, Honda stunned the racing world by displaying its first 50cc-class works machine, the RC110.

Honda City Turbo-1984

Honda City Turbo-1984

The Honda City Turbo was the brainchild of Hirotoshi Honda, founder of well-known Honda tuning firm Mugen and son of Honda’s founder Soichiro Honda. When he created the City Turbo, Hirotoshi took one of Honda's most unassuming vehicles, the City, and turned it into an aggressive JDM pocket rocket, considered to be well ahead of its time. Impressed, Honda took Hirotoshi's idea and made a production version of it.

Honda CT90 Trail-1970

Honda CT90 Trail-1970

Sorry, no description available at this time.

Honda Cub 50- 1965

Honda Cub 50- 1965

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Honda Del Sol- 1997

Honda Del Sol- 1997

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Honda Elite 250- 1986

Honda Elite 250- 1986

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Honda Insight- 2000

Honda Insight- 2000

Few companies have offered electric vehicles, with only a handful being sold or leased. These cars typically suffer from heavy battery weight, short range, and long charging times.

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Honda Motor Co.
Honda Life Step Van- 1973

Honda Life Step Van- 1973

The Honda Life Step Van was Japan’s first microvan. Based on the 1971 Honda Life Sedan, the unique-looking vehicle’s primary mission was to serve as a delivery mule for Japan’s rapidly-growing economy. 

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Honda LN360- 1971

Honda LN360- 1971

The LN360 is a commercial version of Honda’s first successful kei-class car, the N360. The “L” in the model name notes that it is a “light van”. It is similar in idea and design to the Morris Mini Van.

Honda Motocompo scooter-1984

Honda Motocompo scooter-1984

This Honda scooter is designed so the handle bars and the seat can be folded down so it can be loaded into the back of a car.  It was originally designed to fit in the back of the Honda City Turbo, a small hatchback car.

Honda N600- 1971

Honda N600- 1971

Honda's idea for a practical kei-class car came to life with the N360 series. The “N” stood for “norimono”, which means “vehicle” in Japanese.

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