The Honda N360 is a small front-engine, front-wheel drive, two-passenger, two-box automobile manufactured and marketed by Honda from March 1967 through 1970 in compliance with Japan’s kei car regulations.
After a January 1970 facelift, the N360 became the NIII360 and continued in production until June 1972. A larger-engined variant, the N600, was marketed through 1973. All models complied with Japanese kei car dimensional regulations, though vehicles with the 401 cc and 598 cc engines exceeded the kei engine displacement limits and were largely intended for international sales.
The N360 featured front wheel drive and an air-cooled, four stroke, 354 cc, 31 PS (23 kW; 31 hp) two-cylinder engine. This same engine was also used in the Honda Vamos, with a beam axle/leaf spring rear suspension.
The N360 was an all new, clean-sheet product, and did not share its chassis with the Honda Sports roadster, or the Honda L700 commercial platform. The N360 was a new market segment for Honda, providing an affordable, reliable, and easy-to-maintain vehicle that had broad market appeal to private car ownership. The roadsters and trucks built up until then had specific, targeted appeal.
The N360 was a massive hit in Japan and despite not a huge production number there are still many survivors around today.
This car has been the recipient of a ground up nut and bolt restoration in excess of $40,000 NZD.
The car has been part of a large classic car collection and has had very little use since its restoration. The Honda N360 like many 70’s cars is now a popular Japanese classic that is attracting huge attention from investors and collectors from all corners of the globe. A cute wee classic with huge potential.