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 Post subject: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:59 pm 
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In researching the S600 & S800, I've come across two interesting specials. The first is the Carrozzeria Watanabe Griffon, based on the S600 chassis, and dates from 1975. With perhaps under ten made, it can be seen in a few places on the web. At least one appears to be in the US:

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More here: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/gianni-agnelli/20101128/1290876614. Another, more attractive to me at least, is based on the S800 was the Garage Suzuki Special S. I love the riveted aluminum, aircraft tub look. Very special indeed. Not much information is available, other than perhaps Nostalgic Hero Vol.62 where these photographs come from.

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Curiously in yellow too, is a one off AZ-1 special, made at the time of release as a special order for someone famous, its available for sale now for not much more than a regular low-km AZ-1.

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Not sure about the AZ-1 even if it is wearing S800 style alloys, and the Griffon looks way too 1970s for my taste, but the Garage Suzuki Special S looks just gorgeous… Are there any other nostalgic specials out there? Continuing the yellow theme into the present day, Toyota's Lexus LFA F from 2011...

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Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:01 am 
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...I see a lot of Saab Sonnett in the first, and a bit of Marcos Mini Midas in the rest.

...Nice 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:34 am 
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Thank you for posting this here! I was wondering what those photos were about.

I rather like the top one because it is very 70's.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:05 am 
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Not quite as tasteful, but certainly an interesting S800...

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More on the Show Me The Wagons thread! Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:57 am 
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Haha... It might even look better than the Drogo Ferrari breadvan that it's based on, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:42 pm 
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Insert Ferrari engine and fun ensues.

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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
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Some great looking wheels for those Hondas. Is that a fuel injection setup on the second car?


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 Post subject: Re: Nostalgic Specials - Honda S600, S800, and Autozam AZ-1.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:26 am 
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sadly, i think honda did it best.. :D


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