4. 1971 Z-600


The first Honda coupe sold in the U.S. is the first Honda automobile I ever saw, parked on the street outside Rockhurst College one spring day. Surely you can’t be serious? At a time when all 12-year olds aspired to fat BF Goodrich T/A radials on Cragar SS wheels, this 600cc Twin rolled on tiny 12-inchers, and the whole thing weighed 1,312 pounds. It did get 45 mpg, though, which was nice when the big Gas Shortage showed up not many years later. Say, is that an oil drip pan under the Civic next door?