Honda Coupe 9 – today's special tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Early Honda was a pet project for the boss

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We seem to get one of these pop up once every six months or so, which is incredible given the tiny mumbers that exist in this country – or anywhere else.

The Coupe 9 was a favourite of company founder Soichiro Honda, who took a direct interest in the engineering and styling. In fact, it's said the car's nose is a tribute to one of his personal favourites, a Pontiac Firebird.

Its fan-cooled 1300 inline four engine showed some direct links to the company's motorcycle roots, with features such as a bank of four CV carburettors. Typically they had a four-speed manual transmission.

A few versions of this platform were built over time, including the Coupe 7, Coupe 9, Coupe 9S and the injected 1400cc 145.

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We previously covered a reader resto on a 9S, which you can see here. And you can see the video here.

This example is located near Mackay in Queensland and is on the market for $20,000.

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