1967 Honda S600 Is Available Right Now

By BRING A TRAILER / Posted on October 4, 2017

This 1967 Honda S600 was sold new in Switzerland and imported to Germany by a dealer in 1989. A restoration was initiated by the previous owner a number of years after his acquisition in 1991, and it was completed shortly before the seller purchased the car from him in 2014. Work included a bare metal repaint, new interior, a replacement soft top, and a complete overhaul of the non-original 606cc inline-four. The car is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox and has been driven approximately 500 kilometers over the last three years. It is now being offered in Cologne, Germany with invoices for the engine rebuild, recent receipts, and a clean German title in the seller’s name.

The body was completely stripped and repainted in the correct red color. All chrome was refinished and several NOS and replacement parts from Ortmann were sourced for the restoration. Driven sparingly since its completion, the car shows limited imperfections in its finish, though a chip below the hood and a slight bubble on the corner of the hood are shown in the gallery.

A new soft top was fitted during the restoration and is shown above. Factory steel wheels have been powder coated by the seller and are fitted with new white wall tires and NOS hubcaps.

The interior has been completely redone, with new seat and door panel material finished in leather upholstery. The floor mats and trunk carpet have also been replaced. The dashboard is noted to be the original unit, and the factory carpet remains fitted on the transmission tunnel.

Imperfections are said to include a small crack around the speedometer housing, a dried out corner of the windscreen seal, and an inoperable trip meter. All remaining gauges and controls reportedly remain operational. The odometer shows 9,573 kilometers, though the seller believes total mileage is likely 109,573 kilometers (~68k miles).

A correct 606cc inline-four (#AS285E-1011009) has replaced the original engine and was overhauled by the previous owner with a refreshed cylinder head and new pistons. Bushings and dampers were replaced at the same time, and a new stainless steel exhaust system was installed. The most recent service occurred last fall and included an oil change and new coil. The engine could benefit from an overhaul of the carburetors to rectify a stationary idle and low rpm issue.