Honda Z / Honda 600 | Unique Cars and Parts

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In as in Japan, we had two versions of the Honda Z. was the Honda 360 or Scamp. and the Honda They were pretty identical, apart from the size.

In the USA the two models were side by side at motorcycle until the first 4-wheel dealers opened with the in their showrooms.

The designation 600 was used to identify the 598cc (36 cu in) In the UK the car was only available in 600cc and was called simply Honda Z no mention of the engine size in the As with all cars in the Kei class, the specifications were tightly

The Z360 originally featured an 354cc, 2-cylinder SOHC with a 4 or 5-speed transmission the front wheels. Outputs 31 PS (23 kW; 31 hp) at 8,500 rpm for the Act and Pro versions, and 36 PS (26 kW; 36 hp) at an astronomical rpm for the sportier TS and GS models.

In comparison, the model’s 598cc SOHC was rated at 36 PS (26 kW; 36 hp).

In December 1971. the Z360 a facelift and a water-cooled engine, it too 36 PS (26 kW; 36 hp) at 9,000 rpm. Only a later, the 31 PS engine used in the spec variants (Standard, Automatic, Custom) also water-cooled. The engine’s technical reflected influence from larger 1.3 litre air-cooled cylinder used in the Honda coupe and sedan .

One car magazine an insane 136 mpg (imperial) (2.08 km; 113 mpg-US) when they exceed 30 mph (48 km/h), which at almost the perfect time a gasoline shortage looming. despite its small size and engine, the Z had no problem maintaining speeds and serving its purpose as a The only frequent complaint the car was that it had a very harsh which was largely due to its short

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Front suspension was coil and independent; the rear utilized springs on a live beam This primitive rear contributed to the relatively poor and ride quality of the car. The was able to accomodate two adults in comfort, though the back was strictly for small children or

The Honda 600 in Australia

Given the price of petrol at the Honda’s initial 4 wheel on the Australian market, with 360 and 600 micro mini cars, to many to be doomed to fail. these cars picked up was in the always burgeoning second car where affluence and poor transport in outer areas a niche for nimble, economical Pity that, after so decades, not much has changed on the Transport front. It was a very story with Holden’s HB Torana .

Wisely, Honda that Aussie taste had beyond the 2nd car being completely and for the 600 version they decided to it up a bit, by including some wood panelling on the dash, windows and sufficient chrome used to convey the impression this new baby is not an economy by the owner. And inside was not such a bad to be, leastwise when compared to small cars from the Despite the diminutive exterior there was little discomfort thanks largely to the well-shaped seats.

The leg-room was good and there a couple of odds and ends including a parking meter tray, positioned ahead of the wheel. As mentioned above, the had a seat but bugger-all leg room and was really only for small The boot was also very but space could be increased at the of back seat room by the rear backrest upwards. the 600 a little more special the interior carpets and heater.

Identifying the 600 model over the was easy. The 600 had a bonnet bulge to the air intake system, and at the back the wheel hung visibly the bumper.

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