Quote from Sports Car World June 1971 "Four cylinders ... fair enough. Air-cooled? Well, it's been done. Transversely-mounted engine? That's been done, too. Forced-induction air-cooling? Not all that new. Front-wheel drive? Not new. Four carbs on a four-banger? Standard procedure, for Honda. Dry-sump? Been popular in performance cars for donkey's years. Cross-over swing axles? Extremely rare!..
But combine all these features in one super-sporty little coupe, and you've got what looks on paper to be the weirdest little motor car ever!"
This website is supported by the proud owners of Honda 1300 Coupes around the world. This car was a private project
for Soichiro Honda, the founder of the Honda Motor Company. After successfully giving the world some of the best
motorcycles of their time, Mr. Honda wanted to do something unique for the automotive world.
Based on a unique air-cooled overhead cam engine and with other ingenious design features, the Honda 1300 Coupe was born.
For those of us forturnate enough to own one of these rare cars, we decided to share our passion with the rest of the world.
Gran Turismo 4:
This popular video game for the Playstation II gives you the chance to drive a Coupe 9 around many tracks. Click here to see my historic lap of the Suzuka Track in Japan where the Coupe 9 was first tested by Honda.