|Quote from Sports Car World June 1971|
"Four cylinders ... fair enough. Air-cooled? Well, it's been done. Transversely-mounted engine? That's been done, too. Forced-induction air-cooling? Not all that new. Front-wheel drive? Not new. Four carbs on a four-banger? Standard procedure, for Honda. Dry-sump? Been popular in performance cars for donkey's years. Cross-over swing axles? Extremely rare!..
But combine all these features in one super-sporty little coupe, and you've got what looks on paper to be the weirdest little motor car ever!"
This website is supported by the proud owners of Honda 1300 Coupes around the world. This car was a private project
for Soichiro Honda, the founder of the Honda Motor Company. After successfully giving the world some of the best
motorcycles of their time, Mr. Honda wanted to do something unique for the automotive world.
HISTORY: Click here to read the history of Mr. Soichiro Honda and this car.
Based on a unique air-cooled overhead cam engine and with other ingenious design features, the Honda 1300 Coupe was born.
For those of us forturnate enough to own one of these rare cars, we decided to share our passion with the rest of the world.
|You can read about the unique engine here|
2015 Canadian Concours d'Elegance
Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver BC
Runner up in the Japanese Collectibles Class
Winner of the 'This Car Matters' trophy from the Historic Vehicle Association
NEWSPAPER / INTERNET FEATURES:
The car is now being acknowledged for its classic history. If the article is too small to read, click on the small image to enlarge the text.
Classic Cars: Tony Lowe's 1971 Honda 1300S 9 - NZ Herald June 2nd, 2018
You 'll need the patience of a hunter to find this Honda - May 15th 2015
Final Drive: 1972 Honda Coupe 7 - June 23rd, 2014
Mr Hondas lively spirit found in vintage 1972 coupe-7 - May 22nd, 2014
1972 Honda 1300 Coupe 9 GTL Classic Drive - Spring 2013
Northam Flying 50 article - March 2009
The Western Australian Echo - March 21st,2009
The Toronto Globe and Mail - October 5th 2006
The Vancouver Province - August 4th, 2006
Gran Turismo 4:
This popular video game for the Playstation II gives you the chance to drive a Coupe 9 around many tracks.
Click here to see my historic lap of the Suzuka Track in Japan where the Coupe 9 was first tested by Honda.
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There is a Forum to allow registered owners and registered enthusiasts to interact with each other. Guests are allowed to read only. Click here to go to the forum.
Thomas Bensen's Coupe 7 racing in Western Australia March 2009 - Picture by Brendon Haggerty
|Purchased by Luke in Tasmania from the family of a 1970 Honda dealership manager.|
|DIECAST MODEL AVAILABLE|
A great 1/43 scale diecast model of a Coupe 9 is currently being produced and sold by
www.ebbro.com. Available in white, red, yellow and now the original Toyko Motor show model - Gold with
textured black roof.
I bought mine directly from their Netshop with no delivery problems to Canada.