1968 Honda S600 Coupe

First Floor - Artistry

Honda Motor Co. began after the end of World War II as a manufacturer of motorcycles. By 1962, it had become the largest producer of motorcycles in the world. Seeking further opportunity, Honda expanded into manufacturing automobiles. Although it was not officially imported to the United States, the S600 was the first car that Honda sold in Europe and is considered Honda’s first “mass-marketed” automobile. The model, derived from the one-off S360 prototype of 1962 and subsequent S500 production version, was available as a convertible or fastback coupe.

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