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Honda 1300. 1969–73 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé. F/F, 1298 cm³ (I4 OHC). Narrow-bodied rival to Nissan Bluebird (510), with attractive coupé variant from 1970. Particularly impressive high-revving engine. Air-cooled engine and front-wheel drive, helping set the foundation for Honda in the 1970s, but with hindsight, it was more a learning exercise. Strong understeer from heavy engine, which led to Honda reducing the power, which did not help with the car’s weight. Standard equipment poor: the car lacked a heater. Twin headlamps on all models from late 1970. Never sold well, with negligible exports.


Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Honda | Successor: Honda 145







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