1963 Honda Sports 500 (S500)
A compact sports car unveiled at the 9th Japan National Auto Show held in October 1962 hit the market in October 1963.
S500 features 531cc water-cooled in-line 4 cylinder 4-cycle DOHC engine with 4-carburetor and power is delivered to the rear wheels via chain drive. In 1964 the engine displacement was increased to 606cc(S600) and in 1965 fastback-style coupe version was added. In 1966, both open-top and coupe model featured the bigger 800cc engine and offered superior driving performance.