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Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« on: June 23, 2014, 06:25:06 am »


The last true Honda.

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 10:34:49 am »
Very classy indeed. Both the car and review!

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 11:03:59 am »
Great stuff, Brendan.

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 01:04:42 pm »
Citroen GS and GSA were also front-engined, FWD, air-cooled cars; 1015, 1129, 1222 and, 1299 cc versions were available.
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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 01:14:00 pm »
Citroen GS and GSA were also front-engined, FWD, air-cooled cars; 1015, 1129, 1222 and, 1299 cc versions were available.

Aha! I knew there had to be further French oddities to uncover.

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 01:38:33 pm »
Very cool. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these before.

Well done!  :thumbup:
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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 02:27:20 pm »
I've seen this little gem around town once or twice but never really got close enough to tell what it was. I thought it was a Corolla coupe, a bit surprising to learn that it's a very rare Honda. Great review, definitely brought a smile to my face.  :D
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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 03:09:35 am »
Citroen GS and GSA were also front-engined, FWD, air-cooled cars; 1015, 1129, 1222 and, 1299 cc versions were available.

There were also:
Citroen Dyane, Ami 6, Ami 8, Visa, LNA and Mehari
VW Gol and  Voyage (Brazilian)
several Panhards
all Trabant models except the very last cars produced
Mazda B360
other Hondas, like the N360

Of course there were also rear wheel drive cars with front-mounted air-cooled engines:
Tatra 11 and 12
DAF 600, 750, Daffodil, 33
most (maybe all?) Franklins
the new Morgan 3-wheeler

 :)

« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 09:06:26 am by Mr.Roadrage »

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 09:10:30 am »
Citroen GS and GSA were also front-engined, FWD, air-cooled cars; 1015, 1129, 1222 and, 1299 cc versions were available.

There were also:
Citroen Dyane, Ami 6, Ami 8, Visa, LNA and Mehari
VW Gol and  Voyage (Brazilian)
several Panhards
all Trabant models except the very last cars produced
Mazda B360
other Hondas, like the N360

Of course there were also rear wheel drive cars with front-mounted air-cooled engines:
Tatra 11 and 12
DAF 600, 750, Daffodil, 33
most (maybe all?) Franklins
the new Morgan 3-wheeler

 :)

I read this before you edited it and was going to dispute the DAFs - but I see that's already amended.

Funnily enough, there's a guy with a Trabant down the road from me. I should go see if I can't get a drive in it. I do have something lined up on that 1980s Skoda that was on BringATrailer last week.

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 01:10:01 pm »
I once spent a day driving a Trabant 601 around Berlin. It was actually a fun car to drive, though cobbled streets are best avoided!

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 02:13:25 pm »
Very nice. These are fantastic cars. I'd consider the S600/S800 roadsters as "real" early Hondas as well.

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 01:38:32 am »
Thank you Mr. McAleer for posting these types of articles, and to the editors as well.  The only thing is that calling it a "Final Drive" sort of implies it is truly headed for the making of beer cans, as I recall the first few articles with the "Final Drive" tag were just that, final drives.

But that is nitpicking, these articles are very well done regardless of what you call them.
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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 07:32:04 am »
Can't believe I missed this story. Great write up :thumbup:

I never knew about this Honda, guess I was just too young at the time. Have to say it looks great!

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Re: Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2014, 04:46:40 pm »
Very nice. These are fantastic cars. I'd consider the S600/S800 roadsters as "real" early Hondas as well.

But, as the author pointed out, their final drive was chain, and the beautifully engineered 600 cc, needle-roller bearing four was liquid-cooled.