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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom


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Aug 29, 2008 at 11:03 am
This is a new one for me - never seen one. Sharp little car!
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Jul 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm
sweet ride. i have never seen one of these cars in person. i didn't think any made it out of Japan. very nice thank you for sharing.
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Mar 20, 2008 at 7:51 pm
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1991 Honda Beat (**Christina)

Last updated Apr 11, 2009  

Photo of a 1991 Honda Beat (**Christina)

No longer owned


Beatiful and rare open 2-seater. Never officially exported from Japan by Honda. Maybe 100 examples in the UK, Now a cult car in Japan with it's own race series and lots of after-market modification companies. Claimed to be the first mid-engined open-top monocoque design in 1990.

Sadly, now sold to a new owner who I'm sure will cherish the Beat ... if his wife and daughter will let him get near it!


2-seat convertible
Mid-engine, 3-cyl 660cc, 64bhp
5-speed manual shift
F1 derived MTREC engine technology, redlines at 8,500rpm

Factory Options

Fully loaded with all available extras, including aircon, which is unusual for a small open 2-seater.


Stainless straight through cat-back exhaust added (sounds a bit like an Impreza)
14" alloys all round, replacing original 13" fronts and 14" rears.
Continental tyres replacing hard-to-get Potenzas

Very limited opportunity to boost power, other than replacing the limiter chip. A turbo was available in Japan, but impossible to get that now. Mostly available are exotic silencers (got one) and outlandish body styling kits which can spoil the car's looks.

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