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Meet Pickle, a 1971 Honda N600 Microcar named after the previous
owner's dog. He sold this car to pay for his four legged friend's
vet bills and thankfully he beat his cancer and is happy and
healthy to this day! This adorable car never fails to start, runs
great and attracts more attention at a car show than any import or
American classic. No wonder because its just so darn cute.
Modeled after the iconic original Mini made in England, the N600's diminutive size complied with Japan's Kei Car standards and was the first Honda automobile approved for import to the United States. It is powered by an inline two cylinder 600cc air cooled motor sharing design characteristics with Honda's line of motorcycle engines. Weighing in at 1100 pounds it's 45 horsepower make it surprisingly peppy around town and capable of holding 65 mph on the interstate with out too much drama.
This one starts right up and runs like a top. It shifts smoothly through all four gears; it handles like a go cart and tracks straight down the road. The front disk brakes will haul it down quickly when called upon. With a 9000 rpm redline the little guy is singing on the highway but makes a pleasant little sound around town. The interior is deceivingly spacious offering plenty of front seat room for 6+ footers.
Always in Texas, this little car is highly original and complete. Everything works as it should. The glass is all good and the windows open and close properly. The paint is an older respray in a color a few shades off from what Honda offered in a pale blue green, but still presents very well. There are a few flaws in the finish but there is no sign of corrosion or rust. The stainless and chrome is shiny and would benefit from a little elbow grease. The interior (seats, carpet, door cards and headliner) is clean and tidy too.
I have owned lot of fun, cool and iconic cars. More than any one of those, being around this tiny automobile just makes people happy. Have a friend down in the dumps? Take her out for ice cream in this little car and wash her worries away. This car is small on size but big on fun. Everywhere you go people smile and give you the big thumbs up. When they ask, what is it? Just answer, it's my little Pickle!
This little car is extremely rare and like many Japanese cars have seen a recent spike of interest by car collectors. As such, owning and enjoying this car, so long as it is taken care of will likely prove to be a very fun and rewarding investment.
This car is located in Rowlett, Texas and is offered as is where is. If the ad is up, it is for sale. Scammers and sales assistants need not apply. Texas residents may be subject to sales tax. Call, text or reply.