When it’s done, this might just be the best restored Honda N600 on planet Earth. But then again, it’s a special car, the first Honda ever built for US import. Our friend Tim Mings — who we believe is planning a full transition into the character that gave him his nickname Merciless Mings, fu manchu and all — is in charge of the restoration, and in the latest installment the humble Honda undergoes a down-to-bare-metal stripping usually reserved for Pebble Beach show cars.
It’s impressive to say the least, with the rapidly diminishing art of metalworking in full effect. Another significant milestone in the latest update is fact that Tim has finished putting the engine back together and fires it up for the first time. If this doesn’t make you want to spend some time in the garage this weekend, have someone check your pulse.