Comments: If this vehicle had been sold in The States, it's likely I'd have owned one, given what I'd owned 40 years ago: (1) a '73 Datsun 510 (Nissan 1600) 2-dr. sedan ("the poor man's Bimmer"); and (2) a '77 Honda Accord 2-dr. hatchback.
The close-up of the Honda 1300 Coupe's front looks as if the full-size Ford, e.g. grill, influenced it.
Comments: I now own the C9 Philip in 7 spoke of and would like to restore by replacing the 1300 Ballade motor with original motor and will appreciate someone to contact me with parts. I tried one fella in Oz who never contacted me back. Can anyone help?
I restored one in the mid 90's and found out it was a great engineering achievement as well as a great drivers car. Unfortunately I was young and sold it after doing some panel work with a Falcon.
I would love to own another one day so if anyone is thinking of selling I would love to hear from you
Added: Jun 28, 2010
Submitted by Name: Philip Cronje From: Roodepoort, South Africa E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Hi there, I am a collector of older cars and bought the 1971 Honda 1300 Coupe about a year ago as it was the first one I ever saw. Unfortunately the engine was replaced by a water cooled Honda Ballad engine. I do not know how this car came to South Africa as they were never sold locally.
Comments: Hi there, Hi - nice site! I owned a yellow Coupe 7 in 1973-74 and did quite a few kms on it. Great car, but a pity about the fragile head. Mine cracked its head once while I had it and again later on. Lost track of the car about 1985. Mine looked unusual in that it had a series of horizontal black tape stripes on the C pillar. I mention this just in case a member knows anything about its history.