Er, how many kidneys does a human body have? Whatever it is we hope you’ve got enough, cause hidden gems are surfacing left and right this week. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s unmolested FC RX-7 comes a trio of Honda S600s in Temple City, California.
Honda’s first sports car was also his company’s first car, period. An icon of Japanese motoring, its highly advanced engines featured tech plucked straight from Old Man Soichiro’s mad (but successful) desire to dominate the world’s greatest motorcycle races. Sadly, they were never officially sold in the US.
Now’s your chance to own three, as long as you’re willing to do some assembly. The cars are in various states of dismantlement, but the seller is including blocks, transmissions, heads, and other assorted bits. Hey, it could be fun. These things are so small it’s like building a model kit. You could probably make two complete cars by using the included parts and cannibalizing the rest from the third, but then the question is, “Which two?”
The yellow car is said to be a special edition 1964 SM600, which came standard with amenities like reverse lights, a radio and speaker with visor-mounted antenna, heater, cigarette lighter and firmer seats. We’re pretty sure these never came in yellow though, and a peek under the hood confirms its original color is a silver-blue.
The red car seems most complete and it’s the sole LHD model of the group, a rarity.
The white one has the gorgeous classic red interior combo later evoked in the Honda S2000. Decisions, decisions! Which two would you choose to restore?
P.S. Whoever ends up with the lot should definitely contact Brian Baker at Honda Sports Registry, the country’s foremost expert on these cars. He’ll be able to tell you which random piece of trim goes to which car off the top of his head.
[via Bring a Trailer]